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Selah: A Mixed Methods Investigation of the Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Retreat on Parents Mourning a Child

Abstract A child’s death evokes intense and long-lasting grief in parents. However, few interventions exist to address the needs of this population. This mixed methods project used secondary data to evaluate the impact of a four-day, grief-focused mindfulness-based retreat on bereaved parents.

A quasi-experimental design with two nonequivalent groups (intervention group n = 25, comparison group n = 41) and three observations (pretest and two posttests) was used. Mixed-model repeated-measures analyses of variance were used to assess change over time for the intervention group and relative to a no-intervention comparison group. Outcome measures were depressive and anxious responses, measured by the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25); trauma resp... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Thieleman, Kara (Author) / Cacciatore, Joanne (Advisor) / Segal, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Hodge, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Psychology / bereaved parents / death of child / grief / intervention / mindfulness / trauma
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 286 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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