Practitioner's Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

  • Lynette M. Monteiro
  • Jane F. Compson
  • Frank Musten

Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Donald McCown
    Pages 1-20
  3. Issues in the Ethics of Mindfulness

  4. Ethics in Mindfulness-based Interventions and Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Lynette M. Monteiro, Frank Musten
      Pages 193-227
    3. Patricia A. Jennings, Anthony A. DeMauro
      Pages 229-251
    4. James N. Kirby, Stanley R. Steindl, James R. Doty
      Pages 253-277
    5. Pittman McGehee, Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff
      Pages 279-293
  5. Ethics of Mindfulness in Corporate and Military Organizations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-418

About this book


This book focuses on the role of ethics in the application of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in clinical practice. The book offers an overview of the role of ethics in the cultivation of mindfulness and explores the way in which ethics have been embedded in the curriculum of MBIs and MBPs. Chapters review current training processes and examines the issues around incorporating ethics into MBIs and MBPs detailed for non-secular audiences, including training clinicians, developing program curriculum, and dealing with specific client populations. Chapters also examine new, second-generation MBIs and MBPs, the result of the call for more advanced mindfulness-based practices . The book addresses the increasing popularity of mindfulness in therapeutic interventions, but stresses that it remains a new treatment methodology and in order to achieve best practice status, mindfulness interventions must offer a clear understanding of their potential and limits.

Topics featured in this book include:

• Transparency in mindfulness programs.
• Teaching ethics and mindfulness to physicians and healthcare professionals. 
• The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) program and its use in treating mental health issues.
• The efficacy and ethical considerations of teaching mindfulness in businesses. 
• The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program. 
• The application of mindfulness in the military context. 
Practitioner’s Guide to Mindfulness and Ethics is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists and affiliated medical, and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine and psychiatry. Social workers considering or already using mindfulness in practice will also find it highly useful.


Buddhism, ethics, and mindfulness interventions Clinical applications and mindfulness Compassion and mindfulness-based interventions Compassion and ethics in mindfulness interventions Corporations and mindfulness Education and mindfulness Embodied ethics and mindfulness training Ethics and mindfulness curriculum Ethics and mindfulness interventions Informed consent and MBIs Medical professionals and empathy Military uses of mindfulness Mindfulness interventions in schools Morality and mindfulness interventions Psychotherapy and mindfulness-based interventions Therapeutic training and mindfulness Training clinicians in MBIs Value-neutrality in therapeutic models

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynette M. Monteiro
    • 1
  • Jane F. Compson
    • 2
  • Frank Musten
    • 3
  1. 1.Ottawa Mindfulness ClinicOttawaCanada
  2. 2.University of WashingtonTacomaUSA
  3. 3.Ottawa Mindfulness ClinicOttawaCanada

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