By Laurie A. Greco PhD, Steven C. Hayes PhD

The essays in attractiveness and Mindfulness remedies for kids and Adolescents—which are edited by way of luminaries within the box of third-wave habit therapy—offer a much-needed edition of those progressive thoughts for children and their households, supplying a wealth of recent ways to therapists, counselors, and different assisting pros.

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Studies have been conducted with suicidal adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient (Katz, Cox, Gunasekara, & Miller, 2004), residential care (Sunseri, 2004), and outpatient clinics (Miller, Wyman, Huppert, Glassman, & Rathus, 2000; Rathus & Miller, 2002; Woodberry & Popenoe, in press). , 2006); both parent and child reports indicated a reduction in externalizing and internalizing symptoms as well as an increase in positive behaviors. In sum, DBT-A appears to be a promising approach for a range of adolescent populations, including those struggling with externalizing behavior problems and suicidal ideation.

Armstrong, H. E. (1993). Naturalistic follow-up of a behavioral treatment for chronically parasuicidal borderline patients. Archives of General Psychiatry, 50, 971–974. Longmore, R. , & Worrell, M. (2007). Do we need to challenge thoughts in cognitive behavior therapy? Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 173–187. Marlatt, G. , & Kristeller, J. L. (1999). Mindfulness and meditation. In W. R. ), Integrating spirituality into treatment (pp. 67–84). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Many recent psychotherapeutic approaches have embraced this concept of mindfulness as well as a range of similar methods of coping with that which is unpleasant and painful. Ruth Baer’s (2006) recent volume on mindfulness-based treatment approaches includes discussions not only of Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR; Kabat-Zinn, 1982, 1990), but also of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT; Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002).

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