2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2453 Mindfulness and Mental Health

This class will integrate theory, research, and practice as students explore the concept of mindfulness and its relationship to mental health. The course will draw on research from several areas, including clinical, health, and holistic psychology, affective neuroscience, and the field of stress and coping. Topics will include the history, diversity, and empirical basis of mindfulness practice; the use of mindfulness to treat psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety; mindfulness as an approach to stress management and wellness promotion; mindfulness with marginalized, high-stress populations; and the integration of mindfulness into psychotherapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

One previous CPSYC course