Mindfulness Intervention: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Target Health Outcome: Depression.
Summary: Depression is highly prevalent in primary care settings where access to evidence-based psychotherapy is very limited. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this on-going project is focused on developing and testing the effects of a novel, ACT-based self-help intervention for depression that uses an innovative video format. The videos feature real patients who describe their recovery from depression using mindfulness- and acceptance-based coping strategies. Dr. Gaudiano collaborates on this project with Dr. Lisa Uebelacker, who is a Brown University expert in primary care research.
Principal Investigator: Brandon Gaudiano