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date: 29 January 2023

Mindfulness-Based Therapylocked

Mindfulness-Based Therapylocked

  • Edward R. CandaEdward R. CandaSchool of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
  •  and Sherry WarrenSherry WarrenUniversity of Kansas


This entry provides an introduction to mindfulness as a therapeutic practice applied within social work, including in mental health and health settings. It describes and critiques mindfulness-based practices regarding definitions, history, current practices, best practices research, and ethical issues related to using evidence-based practices, acquiring competence, addressing social justice, and respecting diversity.


  • Children and Adolescents
  • Clinical and Direct Practice
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
  • Religion and Spirituality

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