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Primary Care Brief Mindfulness Training for Veterans with Psychological Distress: Intervention Description and Trial Results

by Kyle Possemato, PhD
Seminar date: 2/15/2024

Description: Primary Care Brief Mindfulness Training (PCBMT) is an adaption of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction that can be delivered by VA mental health providers and peer specialists to teach Veterans strategies to improve emotional regulation. Two randomized controlled trials have been conducted in VA and a third full-scale trial will begin soon. PCBMT is associated with high Veteran patient satisfaction and results in larger improvements in psychological symptoms compared to active comparison conditions.

Target audience: VA mental health providers, peer specialists, Whole Health coaches, complementary and integrative health researchers

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