In Mindfulness and Acceptance for Counseling College Students, clinical researcher Jacqueline Pistorello explores how mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are being utilized by college counseling centers around the world to treat student mental health problems like severe depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders. This book offers easy-to-use applications for college counselors and therapists, and includes a website link for downloadable worksheets for students, a sample podcast, and interactive web-based materials.
"This book should quickly become a treasured resource on college campuses. It is a practical and accessible presentation of best practices based on mindfulness and acceptance. A timely and valuable contribution to improving the mental health and well-being of college students!" --Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and principal investigator of the Healthy Minds Study, a national survey study of college student mental health
Jacqueline Pistorello is a clinical and research faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she has worked with college students for over a decade. She specializes in the application of two mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral approaches with college students: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Pistorello has received multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health to research the prevention and treatment of mental health problems among college students using ACT and DBT .