Treating Impulsive, Addictive, and Self-Destructive Behaviors Mindfulness and Modification Therapy

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2019-04-02
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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This accessible book presents time- and cost-effective strategies for helping clients break free of dysregulated behaviors--such as substance abuse, binge eating, compulsive spending, and aggression--and build more fulfilling, meaningful lives. Mindfulness and modification therapy (MMT) integrates mindfulness practices with elements of motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other evidence-based approaches. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or a precursor to more intensive therapy. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes session-by-session implementation guidelines, case examples, practical tips, guided mindfulness practices, and 81 reproducible client handouts and therapist sheets. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download audio recordings of the guided practices, narrated by the author, plus all of the reproducible materials.

Author Biography

Peggilee Wupperman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She is also Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wupperman is invested in improving the understanding and treatment of individuals with dysregulated emotions and behaviors. With this aim, she has conducted basic and applied research related to mindfulness and modification therapy since receiving her doctorate in 2006. Her publications have focused on behavior dysregulation, mindfulness, emotion regulation, emotion processing, and personality disorders. Dr. Wupperman regularly teaches classes and workshops for mental health professionals and trainees. She sees clients through the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and through various clinical trials.

Table of Contents

I. A Transdiagnostic Treatment for Dysregulated Behavior
1. Challenges of Treating Dysregulated Behavior
2. Conceptualization and Professional Stance
II. Five Basic MMT Strategies
3. Strategy 1: Strong Focus on the Therapeutic Relationship
4. Strategies 2 and 3: Client Values and Understanding
5. Strategies 4 and 5: Home Practice and Shaping
III. MMT Session Guidelines
6. Common Questions, Obstacles, and General Issues
7. MMT Setup, Intake Guidelines, and Structure of Sessions
8. Early Sessions
9. Mindful Emotion Regulation Module
10. Mindful Communication/Relationships Module
11. Acceptance/Empathy Module
12. Integrating and Generalizing: Planning for the Future
13. Conclusion: Training Opportunities and Online Resources
List of Audio Files
Audio Downloads:
1. Color Body Scan (12:41)
2. Body Movement (14:10)
3. Mirror (13:54)
4. Mighty Tree (8:52)
5. May You Be (10:43)
6. Thoughts (8:01)
7. Sounds (6:26)

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