Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been an effective intervention for decades, but few clinicians have discovered the powerful treatment results of combining CBT with Mindfulness.
Clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert Dr. Richard Sears has created a practical, engaging skills manual that clearly defines the principles of CBT and then demonstrates steps for integrating mindfulness practices into therapy -- all drawing from the latest research. Straight-forward explanations and dozens of worksheets provide fresh insights and new tools to move therapy forward when treating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, pain, trauma, addictions, and other issues.
Richard W. Sears, PsyD, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, has given hundreds of workshops on ACT all around the world. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he runs a private therapy and consultation practice, and is Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He holds several academic appointments, including the Department of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is also a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and with Alliance Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Sears is author of over a dozen books, including ACT with Anxiety; The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and received ordination in three traditions, as well as recognition as a Zen master.
Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He has professional affiliations with the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology.
“Richard Sears is that rare psychologist and mindfulness trainer who brings decades of authentic training in classical meditation methods into contact with the razor’s edge of our most recent research developments. Having a chance to train with Richard is a gift, and this book is like your own private session of advanced mindfulness work with a master teacher. This book has my highest recommendation.”
- Dennis Tirch, PhD, author of 6 books, Founding Director, The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy
“This is a treasure trove for clinicians who wish to integrate first, second and third wave cognitive-behavioral therapies in their work. Dr. Sears is a master clinician and meditation teacher who skillfully synthesized the essence of these approaches in succinct and scientifically grounded text. He also created a collection of handouts that are both engaging and simple to use. Both the handouts and the resources Dr. Sears has assembled will help clinicians and their clients effectively address many of the issues commonly brought to therapy.”
- Louanne Davis, PsyD, author of Meditations for Healing Trauma, clinical psychologist, certified MBSR instructor
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