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

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Maroney, Monique, Luthi, Armin, Hanney, Jill, Mantell, Andrew, Johnson, Debbie, Barclay, Neil, Satterfield, Jill and Crane, Rebecca (2021). Audit of a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course Within a Prison. Journal of Correctional Health Care. 26 (2). https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.18.09.0048
AuthorsMaroney, Monique, Luthi, Armin, Hanney, Jill, Mantell, Andrew, Johnson, Debbie, Barclay, Neil, Satterfield, Jill and Crane, Rebecca
AbstractThis 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.
KeywordsPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Community and Home Care
Year2021
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Journal citation26 (2)
PublisherMary Ann Liebert Inc.
ISSN1078-3458
1940-5200
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.18.09.0048
Publication dates
Print06 Apr 2019
Online09 Aug 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Mar 2019
Accepted10 Mar 2019
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