Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds: Clinical Considerations, Meta-Analysis Findings, and Introduction to the Special Series
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds
Abstract: 

A growing body of research suggests that mindfulness- and acceptance-based principles can increase efforts aimed at reducing human suffering and increasing quality of life. A critical step in the development and evaluation of these new approaches to treatment is to determine the acceptability and efficacy of these treatments for clients from nondominant cultural and/or marginalized backgrounds. This special series brings together the wisdom of clinicians and researchers who are currently engaged in clinical practice and treatment research with populations who are historically underrepresented in the treatment literature. As an introduction to the series, this paper presents a theoretical background and research context for the papers in the series, highlights the elements of mindfulness- and acceptance-based treatments that may be congruent with culturally responsive treatment, and briefly outlines the general principles of cultural competence and responsive treatment. Additionally, the results of a meta-analysis of mindfulness- and acceptance-based treatments with clients from nondominant cultural and/or marginalized backgrounds are presented. Our search yielded 32 studies totaling 2,198 clients. Results suggest small (Hedges' g=.38, 95% CI=.11 - .64) to large (Hedges' g=1.32, 95% CI=.61 - 2.02) effect sizes for mindfulness- and acceptance-based treatments, which varied by study design.

Author(s): 
Fuchs, Cara
Lee, Jonathan K.
Roemer, Lizabeth
Orsillo, Susan M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Journal Abbreviation: 
Cogn Behav Pract
Publication Date: 
2013-02
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
12-Jan
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1077-7229
DOI: 
10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.12.004
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26294894 PMCID: PMC4539954

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Cara Fuchs, Jonathan K. Lee, Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo. 2013-02. "Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds: Clinical Considerations, Meta-Analysis Findings, and Introduction to the Special Series." Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 20: 1: 12-Jan. 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.12.004.

Wikipedia Citation

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