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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work


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Matthew S. Boone, LCSW, is deputy chief of ambulatory mental health at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and an adjunct instructor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. He is an Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) peer-reviewed trainer in acceptance and commitment therapy, a founder of the ACBS Social Work ACT Special Interest Group, and a recipient of the Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association award for outstanding contributions to the field of social work.


"Matthew S. Boone's edited book on mindfulness and acceptance models for social work practice follows a rising movement in mental health and mind-body interventions. In his own introduction and first chapter, Boone anchors the underlying concepts in social work and evidence-based behavioral health practice, and provides clear examples of how these methods serve clients in great need. Written by social workers and their colleagues, the chapters cover a range of applications of mindfulness and acceptance treatments. The book's accessible and clear writing will be helpful for all who read it."
--Gail Steketee, PhD, dean and professor at Boston University School of Social Work
"Matthew S. Boone has provided a significant collection of articles by experts in their respective fields that brings the reader up to date with recent developments in the emerging areas of mindfulness and acceptance practice. The authors draw upon their own practice and recent research to provide new concepts and interventions that can be integrated into any social worker's practice model. This is another example of the use of science (research) to enhance our practice artistry."
--Lawrence Shulman, MSW, EdD, emeritus professor and dean at the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo
"Social workers: get ready for some brain yoga! This book is a refreshing compilation of articles by social workers for social workers in which ACT and other mindfulness-based interventions are comprehensively portrayed as flexible approaches to remediating many life transitions."
--Claudia Dewane, DEd, assistant chair and associate professor in the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Temple University

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