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Date of Award

Spring 7-28-2019

Degree Type

Dissertation (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Matthew Hunsinger, PhD


The objective of this study is to analyze the research on the application of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in the treatment of depression and/or anxiety using meta-analytic methods. Seventeen studies meeting inclusion criteria were identified. There was a significant effect of MBCT compared with both treatment as usual and waitlist control groups for symptoms of depression and anxiety. Thus, MBCT is an effective treatment for symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Additional randomized controlled trials will increase the quality and breadth of the evidence for MBCT’s effectiveness.

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