Über den Autor
Fabrizio Didonna is a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist. He is founder and President of the Italian Institute for Mindfulness (IS.I.MIND). He is Coordinator of the Unit for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and he also works at the Unit for Borderline Personality Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the Casa di Cura Villa Margherita in Vicenza, Italy. He is a teacher and trainer at the School of Cognitive Therapy in Bologna, at the School of Cognitive and Forensic Psychotherapy in Reggio Emilia and at the Institute for Cognitive Science in Grosseto, Italy. He is an experienced instructor of mindfulness groups both in inpatient and outpatient settings and was one of the first therapists who planned and used mindfulness training with patients with severe disorders in inpatient treatment programs. He has given workshops worldwide in the field of CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and mindfulness-based training, has presented scientific papers at conferences in Italy and Europe, and published many articles, several chapters and two books. He is Vice-President of the Italian Association for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and also the Representative of the Regional Section of SITCC, the Italian Society for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. He has been practicing and teaching meditation for many years and gives training retreats in MBCT and mindfulness-based interventions in Italy and in many countries in Europe.
Introduction. Where new and old paths to dealing with suffering meet.-
Part 1: Theory, Conceptualization and Phenomenology. 1. Mindfulness: What is it? Where did it come from? 2. Mindfulness and Meditation. 3. The Neurobiology of Mindfulness. 4. Phenomenology and emotional correlates of mindfulness.-
Part 2: Clinical applications: General issues, Rationale and Phenomenology. 5. Mindfulness and Psychopatology. 6. Mindfulness, compassion and emotional memory. 7. The Use of Metaphor to Establish Acceptance and Mindfulness. 8. Mindfulness and feeling of emptiness in psychopathology. 9. Assessment of Mindfulness.-
Part 3: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Disorders. 10. Mindfulness and Anxiety Disorders: Developing a wise relationship with the inner experience of fear. 11. Mindfulness and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 12. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Suicidality. 13. Mindfulness and Borderline Personality Disorder. 14. Mindfulness and Eating Disorders. 15. Mindfulness and Addictive Behavior. 16. Mindfulness for Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 17. Mindfulness for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 18. Mindfulness and Psychosis. 19. Mindfulness and Chronic pain. 20. Mindfulness-Based Interventions in oncology.-
Part 4: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Settings and Populations. 21. Mindfulness-based interventions in an individual clinical setting. 22. Mindfulness with children. 23. Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: Communicating mindfulness to frail elders and their caregivers.- 24. Mindfulness-based interventions in an inpatient setting. 25. Training Professionals in Mindfulness: The Heart of Teaching.-
Appendix A: The practice of mindfulness.
Over the last two decades, Eastern psychology has provided fertile ground for therapists, as a cornerstone, a component, or an adjunct of their work. In particular, research studies are identifying the Buddhist practice of mindfulness-a non-judgmental self-observation that promotes personal awareness-as a basis for effective interventions for a variety of disorders.
The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness is a clearly written, theory-to-practice guide to this powerful therapeutic approach (and related concepts in meditation, acceptance, and compassion) and its potential for treating a range of frequently encountered psychological problems.
Key features of the Handbook:
A neurobiological review of how mindfulness works.
Strategies for engaging patients in practicing mindfulness.
Tools and techniques for assessing mindfulness.
Interventions for high-profile conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma
Special chapters on using mindfulness in oncology and chronic pain.
Interventions specific to children and elders,
Unique applications to inpatient settings.
Issues in professional training.
Explains the clinical mechanisms of mindfulness-based interventions for a number of disorders
Expands the range of clinical applications of mindfulness-based approaches
Links theory and practice
Highlights emerging topics in Mindfulness as well as established perspectives
Illustrates and explains the application of mindfulness in inpatient treatment