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Publications in alphabetical order

PUBLICATIONS ON MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION (MSC) OR ADAPTATIONS OF MSC

Albertson, E. R., Neff, K. D., & Dill-Shackleford, K. E. (2015). Self-compassion and body dissatisfaction in women: A randomized controlled trial of a brief meditation intervention. Mindfulness6(3), 444-454. PDF

Andorfer, A., Kraler, S., Kaufmann, P., Pollheimer, E., Spah, C., Fuchshuber, J., … & Unterrainer, H. F. (2023). Psychophysiological stress response after a 6-week Mindful Self-Compassion training in psychiatric rehabilitation inpatients: a randomized post-test only study. Frontiers in Psychiatry14, 1098122. PDF

Biber, D. D. (2022). Benefits of mindful self-compassion for frontline nurses. Nursing202352(5), 34-37. PDF

Bidik, G., & Sisman, F. N. (2024). Mindful self-compassion program based on Watson’s theory of human caring in nursing students: A randomized controlled study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing51, 30-37. PDF

Bluth, K., & Eisenlohr-Moul, T. A. (2017). Response to a mindful self-compassion intervention in teens: A within-person association of mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotional well-being outcomes. Journal of Adolescence57, 108-118. PDF

Bluth, K., Gaylord, S. A., Campo, R. A., Mullarkey, M. C., & Hobbs, L. (2015). Making Friends with Yourself: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study of a Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Adolescents. Mindfulness, 1-14. PDF

Bluth, K., Lathren, C., Clepper-Faith, M., Larson, L. M., Ogunbamowo, D. O., & Pflum, S. (2021). Improving Mental Health Among Transgender Adolescents: Implementing Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens. Journal of Adolescent Research, 07435584211062126. PDF

Bluth, K., Lathren, C., Park, J., Lynch, C., Curry, J., HarrisBritt, A., & Gaylord, S. (2024). Feasibility, acceptability, and depression outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of Mindful SelfCompassion for Teens (MSCT) for adolescents with subsyndromal depression. Journal of adolescence96(2), 322-336. PDF

Bluth, K., Lathren, C., Silbersack Hickey, J. V. T., Zimmerman, S., Wretman, C. J., & Sloane, P. D. (2021). Self-compassion training for certified nurse assistants in nursing homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(7), 1896–1905. PDF

Bluth K, Knox M, Press A, Lathren, CR (2023). Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Outcomes of Embracing Your Life: An Online Self-Compassion Program for Emerging Adults. Emerging Adulthood 11(5) 1281-1291. PDF

Boggiss, A. L., Consedine, N. S., Schache, K. R., Jefferies, C., Bluth, K., Hofman, P. L., & Serlachius, A. S. (2020). A brief self-compassion intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes and disordered eating: A feasibility study. Diabetic Medicine, 37(11), 1854–1860. PDF

Braun, T. D., Bhuptani, P. H., O’Keefe, B., Abrantes, A. M., Marsh, E., & Holzhauer, C. G. (2024). Mindful self-compassion for veteran women with a history of military sexual trauma: feasibility, acceptability, potential benefits, and considerations. European journal of psychotraumatology15(1), 2301205. PDF

Braun, T. D., Olson, K., Panza, E., Lillis, J., Schumacher, L., Abrantes, A. M., … & Unick, J. L. (2022). Internalized weight stigma in women with class III obesity: A randomized controlled trial of a virtual lifestyle modification intervention followed by a mindful selfcompassion intervention. Obesity Science & Practice8(6), 816-827. PDF

Brooker, J., Julian, J., Millar, J., Prince, H. M., Kenealy, M., Herbert, K., … & Frydenberg, M. (2020). A feasibility and acceptability study of an adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program for adult cancer patients. Palliative & Supportive Care18(2), 130-140. PDF

Campo, R. A., Bluth, K., Santacroce, S. J., Knapik, S., Tan, J., Gold, S., … & Asher, G. N. (2017). A mindful self-compassion videoconference intervention for nationally recruited posttreatment young adult cancer survivors: feasibility, acceptability, and psychosocial outcomes. Supportive Care in Cancer25(6), 1759-1768. PDF

Crandall, J., Harwood, L., Wilson, B., & Morano, C. (2022). Mindful Self-Compassion Training and Nephrology Nurses’ Self-Reported Levels of Self-Compassion, Burnout, and Resilience: A Mixed Methods Study. Nephrology Nursing Journal49(5). PDF

Delaney, M. C. (2018). Caring for the caregivers: Evaluation of the effect of an eight-week pilot mindful self-compassion (MSC) training program on nurses’ compassion fatigue and resilience. PloS one13(11), e0207261. PDF

Donovan, E., Bluth, K., Scott, H., Mohammed, M., & Cousineau, T. M. (2023). Feasibility and acceptability of implementing the making friends with yourself intervention on a college campus. Journal of American college health71(1), 266-273. PDF

Dover S, Ahmet A, Bluth K, Feldman BM, Goldbloom EB, Goldfield GS, Hamilton S, Imran O, Khalif A, Khatchadourian K, Lawrence S, Leonard A, Liu K, Ouyang Y, Peeters C, Shah J, Spector N, Zuijdwijk C, Robinson ME (2023).Teaching Adolescents with type 1 Diabetes Self-compassion (TADS) to reduce diabetes distress: Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols. PDF

Eriksson, T., Germundsjö, L., Åström, E., & Rönnlund, M. (2018). Mindful self-compassion training reduces stress and burnout symptoms among practicing psychologists: A randomized controlled trial of a brief web-based intervention. Frontiers in psychology9, 2340. PDF

Finlay-Jones, A. L., Parkinson, A., Sirois, F., Perry, Y., Boyes, M., & Rees, C. S. (2023). Web-Based Self-Compassion Training to Improve the Well-Being of Youth With Chronic Medical Conditions: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research25, e44016. PDF

Finlay-Jones, A., Strauss, P., Perry, Y., Waters, Z., Gilbey, D., Windred, M., Murdoch, A., Pugh, C., Ohan, J. L., & Lin, A. (2021). Group mindful self-compassion training to improve mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ young adults: Rationale and protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 102, 106268. PDF

Finlay-Jones, A., Xie, Q., Huang, X., Ma, X., & Guo, X. (2017). A Pilot Study of the 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Training Program in a Chinese Community Sample. Mindfulness, 1-10. PDF

Friis, A. M., Johnson, M. H., Cutfield, R. G., & Consedine, N. S. (2016). Kindness matters: a randomized controlled trial of a mindful self-compassion intervention improves depression, distress, and HbA1c among patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care, dc160416. PDF

Guo, L., Zhang, J., Mu, L., & Ye, Z. (2020). Preventing Postpartum Depression With Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention: A Randomized Control Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease208(2), 101-107. PDF 

Halamova, J., Kanovsky, M., Jakubcova, K., & Kupeli, N. (2020). Short online compassionate intervention based on Mindful Self-Compassion program. Československá Psychologie, 64(2), 236–250. PDF

Haukaas, R. B., Gjerde, I. B., Varting, G., Hallan, H. E., & Solem, S. (2018). A randomized controlled trial comparing the attention training technique and mindful self-compassion for students with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Frontiers in psychology9, 827. PDF

Hoffman, C., & Baker, B. (2023). Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion Program on Psychological Well-being and levels of Compassion in people affected by Breast Cancer. Altern. Ther. Health Med29, 36-41. PDF

Javidi, Z., Prior, K. N., Sloan, T. L., & Bond, M. J. (2023). A randomized controlled trial of self-compassion versus cognitive therapy for complex psychopathologies. Current Psychology42(2), 946-954. PDF

Jiménez-Gómez, L., Yela, J. R., Crego, A., Melero-Ventola, A. R., & Gómez-Martínez, M. Á. (2022). Effectiveness of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) vs. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs in clinical and health psychologist trainees. Mindfulness. PDF

Jokic, S., Albrecht, N., & Smith, S. (2019). Mindful self-compassion and adult learner retention in post-compulsory education. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine3(1). PDF

Kim, S., Song, Y., & Lee, K. U. (2022). Effect of Mindful Self-Compassion Training on Anxiety, Depression and Emotion Regulation. Anxiety and mood18(1), 10-16. PDF

Kishimoto, S., Watanabe, N., Yamamoto, Y., Imai, T., Aida, R., Germer, C., … & Furukawa, T. A. (2023). Efficacy of integrated online mindfulness and self-compassion training for adults with atopic dermatitis: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA dermatology159(6), 628-636. PDF

Knier, S. M., Watson, J. L., & Duffy, J. O. A. C. (2021). Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion Training on Increasing Self-Compassion in Health Care Professionals. AJOT: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(S2). PDF

Knox, M. C., & Franco, P. L. (2023). Acceptability and feasibility of an online version of the Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities program. Psychology, Health & Medicine28(7), 1709-1719. PDF

Kratzke IM, Barnhill JL, Putnam KT, Rao S, Meyers MO, Meltzer-Brody S, Farrell T, Bluth K. (2023). Mindfulness self-compassion training to improve wellbeing for surgical residents: A mixed-methods study. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 19(1) 78-83. PDF

Kuchar, A. L., Neff, K. D. & Mosewich, A. D. (2023).  Resilience and Enhancement in Sport, Exercise, & Training (RESET): A Brief Self-Compassion Intervention with NCAA Student-Athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102426  PDF

Lathren, C., Bluth, K., Campo, R., Tan, W., & Futch, W. (2018). Young adult cancer survivors’ experiences with a mindful self-compassion (MSC) video-chat intervention: A qualitative analysis. Self and Identity17(6), 646-665. PDF

Lathren CR, Bluth K, Tatera, JL (2023). Self-compassion for children and caregivers: A mixed-methods study assessing feasibility, acceptability and preliminary outcomes of a novel program. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-023-02617-w PDF

Lathren, C., Sheffield-Abdullah, K., Sloane, P. D., Bluth, K., Hickey, J. V. T. S., Wretman, C. J., Phillips, L. P., & Zimmerman, S. (2021). Certified nursing assistants’ experiences with self-compassion training in the nursing home setting. Geriatric Nursing, 42(6), 1341–1348. PDF

Lathren, C. R., Sloane, P. D., Zimmerman, S., Bluth, K., Silbersack, J., & Wretman, C. J. (2020). Mindful self-compassion training for nursing assistants in long-term care: Challenges and future directions. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association21(5), 708-709. PDF

Liberman, T., Bidegain, M., Berriel, A., López, F. M., Ibarra, A., Pisani, M., … & Castelló, M. E. (2024). Effects of a Virtual Mindful Self-Compassion Training on Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Empathy, Well-being, and Stress in Uruguayan Primary School Teachers During COVID-19 Times. Mindfulness, 1-15. PDF

Lök, N., & Bademli, K. (2024). The Effect of a Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention on Burden, Express Emotion and Mental Well-Being in Family Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-9. PDF

Lutz, J., Berry, M. P., Napadow, V., Germer, C., Pollak, S., Gardiner, P., Edwards, R.R., Desbordes, G., & Schuman-Olivier, Z. (2020). Neural activations during self-related processing in patients with chronic pain and effects of a brief self-compassion training–a pilot study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 111155. PDF

Lyon, T. R., & Galbraith, A. (2023, October). Mindful Self-Compassion as an Antidote to Burnout for Mental Health Practitioners. In Healthcare (Vol. 11, No. 20, p. 2715). MDPI. PDF

McCracken, L. M. (2021). Beyond therapy types: Mindful self-compassion and the future of process-based therapy for chronic pain. European Journal of Pain25(4), 729-730. PDF

Møller, S. A. Q., Sami, S., & Shapiro, S. L. (2019). Health benefits of (mindful) self-compassion meditation and the potential complementarity to mindfulness-based interventions: A review of randomized-controlled trials. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine4(1), 1-20. PDF

Neff, K. D., & Germer, C. K. (2013). A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 28-44.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Knox, M. C., Long, P., Gregory, K. (2020). Caring for others without losing yourself: An adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program for healthcare communities. Journal of Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23007  PDF

O’Hara-Gregan, J. (2023). Supporting early childhood teacher well-being through the practice of mindful self-compassion. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood48(4), 319-331. PDF

Ranjbar Noei, F., Atashi, V., & Ashouri, E. (2023). Mindful self-compassion training program in the family caregivers of patients with cancer: a quasi-experimental study. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice18(4), 317-324. 

Sahraian, K., Abdollahpour Ranjbar, H., Namavar Jahromi, B., Cheung, H. N., Ciarrochi, J., & Habibi Asgarabad, M. (2024). Effectiveness of mindful self-compassion therapy on psychopathology symptoms, psychological distress and life expectancy in infertile women treated with in vitro fertilization: a two-arm double-blind parallel randomized controlled trial. BMC psychiatry24(1), 174. PDF

Sajjadi, M., Noferesti, A., & Abbasi, M. (2023). Mindful self-compassion intervention among young adults with a history of childhood maltreatment: Reducing psychopathological symptoms, shame, and self-criticism. Current Psychology42(30), 26227-26237. PDF

Seekis, V., Bradley, G. L., & Duffy, A. L. (2020). Does a Facebook-enhanced Mindful Self-Compassion intervention improve body image? An evaluation study. Body Image34, 259-269. PDF

Sengupta, A., & Wagani, R. (2024). Mindful self-compassion for psychological distress associated with skin conditions: An online intervention study. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 1-5. PDF

Serpa, J. G., Bourey, C. P., Adjaoute, G. N., & Pieczynski, J. M. (2020). Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Veterans: a Program Evaluation. Mindfulness, 1-9. PDF

Shin, H., Oh, H. K., Song, Y., Kim, Y. S., Hur, B. Y., Kim, D. W., & Kang, S. B. (2023). Efficacy of the online Mindful Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities program for surgical trainees: a prospective pilot study. Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research104(4), 229. PDF

Smeets, E., Neff, K., Alberts, H., & Peters, M. (2014). Meeting Suffering With Kindness: Effects of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Female College Students. Journal of clinical psychology, 70(9), 794-807.  PDF

Solomon, C., DiLorenzoGarcia, A., & Johnson, S. M. (2022). Safe healing circles: Mindful selfcompassion interventions to address racial battle fatigue with teachers of color. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling61(2), 105-117. PDF

Tan, X., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., Cai, R., Chen, J., Meng, J., … & Shi, L. (2023). Internet-Based Self-Help Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention for Parents of Children With Cancer: A Pilot Study. Western Journal of Nursing Research45(12), 1111-1119. PDF

Torrijos-Zarcero, M., Mediavilla, R., Rodríguez-Vega, B., Del Río-Diéguez, M., López-Álvarez, I., Rocamora-González, C., & Palao-Tarrero, Á. (2021). Mindful Self-Compassion program for chronic pain patients: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain, 25(4), 930–944. PDF

Woodfin, V., Molde, H., Dundas, I., & Binder, P. E. (2021). A randomized control trial of a brief self-compassion intervention for perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and body image. Frontiers in Psychology12, 751294. PDF

Yela, J. R., GómezMartínez, M. Á., Crego, A., & Jiménez, L. (2020). Effects of the Mindful SelfCompassion programme on clinical and health psychology trainees’ wellbeing: A pilot study. Clinical Psychologist24(1), 41-54. PDF

Yeung, A., Xie, Q., Huang, X., Hoeppner, B., Jain, F. A., Tan, E. K., … & Guo, X. (2021). Effectiveness of Mindful Self-Compassion Training Supported by Online Peer Groups in China: A Pilot Study. Alternative therapies in health and medicine. PDF

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