Mindfulness: A dialogue between Buddhism and clinical psychology

Kang, Chris and Whittingham, Koa (2010) Mindfulness: A dialogue between Buddhism and clinical psychology. Mindfulness, 1 3: 161-173. doi:10.1007/s12671-010-0018-1


Author Kang, Chris
Whittingham, Koa
Title Mindfulness: A dialogue between Buddhism and clinical psychology
Journal name Mindfulness   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1868-8535
1868-8527
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s12671-010-0018-1
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 161
End page 173
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
220406 Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
C1
Abstract Evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness as a clinical intervention is quickly growing. Much of our current understanding and application of mindfulness within clinical psychology has arisen from dialogue with Buddhist traditions, with the notable exception of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We wrote this article with two purposes: (1) to provide a concise review of mindfulness within the Buddhist traditions for interested clinicians and researchers and (2) to explore whether further dialogue between Buddhism and clinical psychology could enhance mindfulness as it is used within clinical psychology. We concluded that mindfulness, as it is understood and applied in Buddhism, is a richer concept than thus far understood and applied in psychology. In addition, within Buddhism the development of mindfulness must be understood in tandem with the development of wisdom, compassion, and ethics. We suggest an operational definition of mindfulness within Buddhism. We also explore implications for clinical psychology and possible future directions for mindfulness research and practice. © Springer
Keyword Mindfulness
Third-wave interventions
Buddhism
Meditation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under Review Article.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Tue, 27 Jul 2010, 16:19:49 EST by Dr Chris Kang on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry