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Advancing the empirical evidence for, and theoretical understanding of Mindulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) as a transdiagnostic intervention for mental health conditions.

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posted on 2021-07-07, 06:12 authored by Sarah Francis
There is developing interest in transdiagnostic interventions that focus on processes which are shared across mental health conditions rather than on a specific diagnosis to facilitate improved access to treatments. We sought to investigate the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic intervention, Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MiCBT), which is differentiated from similar interventions because of its underpinning theoretical co-emergence model which utilizes interoceptive awareness and equanimity processes. Results of the randomized controlled trial indicated that MiCBT was effective in symptom reduction with a heterogenous group. We also conducted a detailed comparison of MiCBT with another similar well-known mindfulness program, MBCT.


Principal supervisor

Frances Shawyer

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences