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Large-Scale Analyses of the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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This project examines the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions across the research literature to understand when, how and for whom mindfulness-based treatments work. Current analyses are focusing on the effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for the treatment of current major depression, with early results suggesting they are equally effective to other non-mindfulness therapies.

Although MBCT has been proven to help prevent depressive relapse, this research stems from the need to evaluate whether MBCT can be recommended for patients with current depressive symptoms.

People Working on This Study

Simon Goldberg
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
Riordan Web
Kevin M. Riordan
Graduate Student, Department of Counseling Psychology

Related Publications

Goldberg, S. B., Wampold, B., Tucker, R., Davidson, R. J., Simpson, T., Kearney, D., & Greene, P. (2018). Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 59, 52-60. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.10.011 PMCID: PMC5741505
Goldberg, S. B., Tucker, R. P., Greene, P. A., Davidson, R. J., Kearney, D. J., & Simpson, T. L. (2019). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with current depressive symptoms: A meta-analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48(6), 445-462. doi:10.1080/16506073.2018.1556330 PMCID: PMC6687569
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