An Interview with Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D.: Acceptance and Mindfulness in the Treatment of Psychosis
From the Publisher’s website:
In Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis, Brandon Gaudiano brings together the researchers and clinicians working at the cutting edge of acceptance/mindfulness therapies for psychosis to compare and contrast emerging approaches and discuss them within the context of the more traditional cognitive-behavioral interventions. The book includes a section focusing on six distinct treatment models that incorporate acceptance and mindfulness strategies for psychosis and a section that provides a synthesis and analysis of acceptance/mindfulness approaches to psychosis. It concludes with recommendations for moving the research forward in a constructive and responsible way. This volume will be an important resource for researchers and clinicians interested in gaining a deeper understanding of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches and newer psychosocial treatments for severe mental illness.
Dr. Gaudiano is a clinical psychologist in the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital, and Assistant Professor (research) in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
He has published over 65 peer-reviewed, scientific articles, as well as 50 other publications on various topics including psychotherapy development and testing, evidence-based practices, psychotic and mood disorders, and mindfulness/acceptance. His research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other novel psychosocial interventions for psychosis has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
1. List two ways mindfulness approaches may be especially helpful in treating psychosis
2. List two important directions for research in utilizing mindfulness approaches in treating psychosis