Mindfulness Meditation and Psychopathology (2 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors
Course By: Helen Hinton, LPCC
Content By: Wielgosz, J., Goldberg, S. B., Kral, T., Dunne, J. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2019). Mindfulness Meditation and Psychopathology. Annual review of clinical psychology, 15, 285–316.
Course Description: Mindfulness Meditation (MM) is grounded in Buddhist tradition and represents a family of practices that has been around for centuries. Recent, and relatively recent, advancements in the field of cognitive neuroscience have sparked renewed interest and increased research into MM. This course highlights the core tenets developed in MM. Additionally, the researchers explored the interplay between MM and multiple cognitive and affective processes that are identified in psychopathology. The effectiveness of MM application for a variety of clinical diagnoses was further considered. Finally, a discussion ensues pertaining to the underlying scientific process that serves as a catalyst for the versatility of this approach when applied to the broader clinical population.
- Define mindfulness meditation as well as the associated targeted core capacities
- Identify the neural effects of MM on cognitive and affective systems
- Describe the efficacy of MM treatment for symptoms of depression, pain, anxiety, and substance use
- Explain the application of MM on emerging targets as well as priorities for future research
- Read and understand Mindfulness Meditation and Psychopathology
- Read and review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the application of MM on differing clinical populations
- Work through the post-test questions; bear in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective journal article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions or to review the underlying relationship between MM, affective and neuro processes