Audit of a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course Within a Prison

Maroney, Monique and Luthi, Armin and Hanney, Jill and Mantell, Andrew and Johnson, Debbie and Barclay, Neil and Satterfield, Jill and Crane, Rebecca (2021) Audit of a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course Within a Prison. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 27 (3). pp. 196-204. ISSN 1940-5200

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.18.09.0048

Abstract

This article examines the effectiveness of the 8-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course for depression within the prison population. Prisons see higher rates of mental ill health across the spectrum. This study examined how a manualized mindfulness approach to treating depression, a major cause of ill health, would affect this cohort. At the beginning of the course, participants were experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety, with low levels of mindfulness. At the end of 8 weeks, levels of depression and anxiety were reduced while mindfulness scores had increased, suggesting that mindfulness helped participants cope with difficult feelings and sensations. Retrospective study informed consent given by participants.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: mindfulness, group work, trauma, prisons, mental health
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 14:19
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 14:19
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706980

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