1st Edition

Mindfulness-based Interventions with Children and Adolescents Research and Practice

Edited By Nirbhay Singh, Subhashni Joy Copyright 2021
    228 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book comprehensively reviews mindfulness-based interventions for specific areas of functioning in children and adolescents, with refreshing insights and perspectives. Based on a solid foundation of research and practice, it presents the nature of mindfulness, examines the psychological processes that may underlie mindfulness, and explores how to assess it.

    Mindfulness is about how we can be attentive to and present for everything that happens in our daily lives. This book draws upon current research in the field in order to explore topics such as the fundamentals of teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents; assessment of mindfulness in this population; use of mindfulness in educational settings; and clinical applications in mental health, including substance abuse, hyperactivity, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. With contributions from internationally-renowned clinicians and scholars, this book provides a balanced account of the strengths and weaknesses of current research, and how mindfulness-based programs can be used to enhance wellbeing and reduce suffering.

    This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and post graduate students involved in the study of the mental health of children and adolescents. It will also appeal to psychologists, psychiatrist, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists and others, such as school counsellors, who provide clinical care to children and adolescents.

    Part 1: Foundations

    1. Mindfulness-Based Interventions with Children and Adolescents
    2. Nirbhay N. Singh and Subhashni D. Singh Joy


    3. Mindfulness: Definitions, Attributes, and Mechanisms
    4. Ajahn Amaro and Nirbhay N. Singh


    5. Assessment of Mindfulness in Children and Adolescents
    6. Sarah A. Potts, Michael P. Twohig, Grayson M. Butcher, and Michael E. Levin

      Part 2: Research


    7. Mindfulness in Education
    8. Joshua C. Felver and Mary Katherine A. Lee


    9. Mindfulness in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    10. Esther I. de Bruin, Renée Meppelink, and Susan Bögels


    11. Mindfulness in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    12. Nirbhay N. Singh and Yoon-Suk Hwang


    13. Mindfulness in Mental Health
    14. Nirbhay N. Singh and Subhashni D. Singh Joy

      Part 3: Practice


    15. Teaching Mindfulness to Children
    16. Monica M. Jackman


    17. Teaching Mindfulness to Adolescents
    18. Nirbhay N. Singh and Subhashni D. Singh Joy


    19. Teaching Mindfulness to Parents, Caregivers, and School Teachers

              Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, and Rachel E. Myers




    Nirbhay N. Singh is clinical professor of psychiatry and health behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, certified behavior analyst, and developer of the Mindfulness-Based Positive Behavior Support (MBPBS) and Soles of the Feet (SoF) programs.

    Subhashni D. Singh Joy is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She has publications across a broad range of healthcare-related topics, including mindfulness and adolescent mental health.