Published August 2017 by APA Books

   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 ( and Dr. Marcie Goeke-Morey ( in the Family Mindfulness Lab.

Click here for information on Mindfulness Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE).


Anxiety and Mindfulness: Research projects in our lab have focused on mindfulness and cognitive factors in anxiety, with greatest emphasis on relations between mindfulness-based interventions and emotions, cognitions, personality, and psychological well-being. Some of the areas addressed in previous studies include:

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

·  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

·  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

    Mindfulness and Sport: An additional area of research for Carol Glass investigates mindfulness-based interventions for athletes. For more information on Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement, visit the MSPE website of Keith Kaufman, Carol Glass, and Tim Pineau:

·  A randomized controlled trial of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) for college athletes

·MSPE for high school athletes

·College athletes’ expectations and experiences with MSPE

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

·  MSPE for adult recreational athletes (golfers, archers, long-distance runners)

Psychotherapy Integration: Our psychotherapy research has primarily focused 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 studies include:

·  Predictors and moderators of an internet program for post-traumatic stress in Veterans

·  Integrating technology into the collaborative assessment of suicide risk

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

·  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