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Principal Investigators


    Carol R. Glass, Ph.D.



*** Dr. Arnkoff is retired, and Dr. Glass is currently on sabbatical and will be retiring at the end of 2018. We are no longer accepting new students into the AMPIR lab.***

 

If you have an interest in mindfulness research, consider applying to CUA to work with our colleagues Dr. Barry Wagner (wagnerb@cua.edu and Dr. Marcie Goeke-Morey (goekemorey@cua.edu) in the Family Mindfulness Lab.


RESEARCH PROGRAMS   

Anxiety and Mindfulness: Research projects in our lab focus on mindfulness and cognitive factors in anxiety, with greatest emphasis on relations between mindfulness-based interventions and emotions, cognitions, personality, and psychological well-being. An additional area of research investigates mindfulness-based interventions for athletes. Some of the areas addressed by previous and current studies include:


· Development of a measure of mindfulness-related cognitions

· Meta-analysis of the effects of mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions and cognitive-behavioral interventions on positive and negative affect

· Effects of iRest Yoga Nidra on psychological and physiological health in veterans

· Outcome research on optimal ways to teach mindfulness interventions for stress in university students, including long-term effects

· Relations between mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and trait neuroticism

· The role of self-compassion, mindfulness, and psychological inflexibility as predictors of psychological health

· Mindfulness, acceptance, distress tolerance, and response to trauma memory activation

· Outcome research on Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement for athletes

· Self- and team efficacy beliefs of rowers and their relation to mindfulness and flow

Psychotherapy Integration: Our psychotherapy research primarily focuses on understanding the ways in which different approaches to psychotherapy are combined and integrated in actual practice. The integration of mindfulness into different psychotherapy orientations is also of interest. Recent and current studies include:

· Ways that therapists of different theoretical orientations trained in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) apply it in clinical practice

· Effects of a VA-based online psychoeducation program for veterans with PTSD

· Use of technology to improve access to CBT in low-resource settings

· Outcome expectations as they relate to the outcome of psychotherapy

· How therapists of different theoretical orientations use DBT and EMDR

· Psychotherapy integration as practiced by experts

· Review of outcome studies on integrative psychotherapies

· Predictors of engagement and outcome in an integrated trauma treatment for women

· Outcome research on Trauma-Focused Integrative Play Therapy