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SMC publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Gu J., Cavanagh K., Baer R., Strauss C. (2017) An empirical examination of the factor structure of compassion. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172471

Marx, R., & Jones, F. (2017). The path of mindfulness: an NHS case example. Best Practice Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, April 2017, 18-21. ISSN 1475-0724. link here/assets/documents/Marx and Jones final Apr 17.pdf

Strauss, C., Lever Taylor, B., Gu, J., Kuyken, W., Baer, R., Jones, F. & Cavanagh, K. (2016). What is Compassion and How Can We Measure it? A Review of Definitions and Measures. Clinical Psychology Review, 47, 15-27. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.05.004

Lever Taylor, B., Cavanagh, K. & Strauss, C. (2016). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Perinatal Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 11(5): e0155720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155720 

Chadwick, P., Strauss, C., Jones, A. M., Kingdon, D., Ellett, L., Dannahy, L. & Hayward, M. (2016). Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomised controlled Trial. Schizophrenia Research.

Gu, J., Strauss, C., Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., Karl, A., Cavanagh, K., & Kuyken, W. (2016). Examining the Factor Structure of the 39-Item and 15-Item Versions of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Before and After Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for People With Recurrent Depression. Psychological Assessment. http://

Williams, C., Meeten, F. & Whiting, S. (2016) ‘I had a sort of epiphany!’ An exploratory study of group mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for older people with depression Aging and Mental Health, Nov, 1-10,

Strauss, C., O’Neill, B. & Cavanagh, K. (2015). The role of mindfulness in health (Chapter 2). In Mindful Nation: Report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group. London: Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group

Strauss, C., Thomas, N., & Hayward, M. (2015). Can we respond mindfully to distressing voices? A systematic review of the evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1154 .

Mersh, L., Jones, F. W., & Oliver, J. (2015). Mindfulness, self-stigma and social functioning in first episode psychosis: a brief report. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches, 7, 261-264 (link here)

Strauss, C. Rosten, C., Hayward, M., Lea, L., Forrester, E. & Jones A. M. (2015). Mindfulness-Based Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16, 167

Smith, E., Jones, F. W., Holttum, S., & Griffiths, K. (2015). The process of engaging in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a partnership: a grounded theory study. Mindfulness, 6, 455-466. (link here)

Gu, J., Strauss, C. Bond, R. & Cavanagh. K. (2015). How do Mindfulness-Based Interventions Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Mediation Studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 37, 1-12  

Strauss, C., Luke, G., Hayward, M. & Jones, F. (2014). Can brief mindfulness practice be of benefit? Evidence from an evaluation of group person-based cognitive therapy for depression. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7, e19, doi:10.1017/S1754470X14000312

Cavanagh, K., Strauss, C., Forder, L. & Jones, F. (2014). Can mindfulness and acceptance be learnt by self-help? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness and acceptability of mindfulness and acceptance based self-help interventions. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 118-129. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.01.001  

Lever Taylor, B., Strauss, C., Cavanagh, K. & Jones, F. (2014). The effectiveness of self-help mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a student sample: A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 63, 63-6

Marx, R. (2014).  Accessibility versus integrity in secular mindfulness:  a Buddhist commentary.  Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-014-0366-3 .

Marx, R., Strauss, C., Williamson, C., Karunavira & Taravajra (2014). The eye of the storm: a feasibility study of an adapted Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group intervention to manage NHS staff stress. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7, e18 doi:10.1017/S1754470X14000300  

May, K., Strauss, C., Coyle, A. & Hayward, M. (2014). Person-based cognitive therapy for distressing voices: a thematic analysis of participant experiences of the therapy. Psychosis, 6, 16-26. doi: 10.1080/17522439.2012.7087

Meeten, F. Whiting, S. & Williams, C. (2014). An exploratory study of group mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for older people with depression. Mindfulness, doi.10,1007/s12671-014-0279-1

Strauss, C., Cavanagh, K., Oliver, A. & Pettman, D. (2014). Mindfulness-based interventions for people diagnosed with a current episode of an anxiety or depressive disorder: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. PLOS ONE, 9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096

Cavanagh, K., Strauss, C., Cicconi, F., Griffiths, N., Wyper, A. & Jones, F. (2013). A randomised controlled trial of a brief online mindfulness-based intervention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 573-578. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2013.06.003

Hale, L., Strauss, C., & Lever Taylor, B. (2013). The effectiveness and acceptability of mindfulness-based therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder: A review of the literature. Mindfulness, 4, 375-382. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0137-

Marx, R., Strauss, C. & Williamson, C. (2013). Mindfulness apprenticeship: a new model of NHS-based MBCT teacher-training. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-013-0254-2  

Boellinghaus, Inga A., Jones, F. W. and Hutton, J. (2013) Cultivating self-care and compassion in psychological therapists in training: the experience of practicing loving-kindness meditation. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2013 (July 8). ISSN 1931-3918 .

Strauss, C. Hayward, M. & Chadwick, P. (2012). Group person-based cognitive therapy for chronic depression: A pilot randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 51, 345-350. doi:10.1111/j.20448260.2012.02036.x  

Marx, R and Marx, S. (2012). The eye and the I: the construction and use of the observer in Cognitive-analytic therapy and mindfulness-based therapy.  British Journal of Psychotherapy, 28, 4, 496-515.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-0118.2012.01308.x.

Boellinghaus, Inga A., Jones, F. W. and Hutton, J. (2012) The role of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation in cultivating self-compassion and other-focused concern in health care professionals. Mindfulness, 2012 (Oct.). ISSN 1868-8527 .

Dannahy, L., Hayward, M., Strauss, C., Turton, W., Harding, E., & Chadwick, P. (2011). Group person-based cognitive therapy for distressing voices: Pilot data from nine groups. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 111–6

Langdon, S., Jones, F. W., Hutton, J. and Holttum, S. (2011) A grounded-theory study of mindfulness practice following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Mindfulness, 2 (4). pp. 270-281. ISSN 1868-8527 .

Books and Chapters

Jones, F. W., Strauss, C. & Cavanagh, K. (2016). Self-help mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. In S. J. Eisendrath (ed). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Innovative Application. Switzerland: Springer International

Hayward, M., Ellett, L. & Strauss, C. (2015). Person-based cognitive therapy for psychosis. Integrating a mindfulness-based approach with cognitive therapy (pp. 150-169). In B. A. Gaudiano (ed.) Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Oliver, J., McGuinness, H, Hayward, M. & Strauss, C. (2013). Service User Experience of ACT and PBCT. In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (eds). ACT and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: London

Strauss, C. (2014). What have we learnt about mindfulness-based interventions and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for distressing voices? In M. Hayward, C. Strauss & S. McCarthy-Jones (eds). Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations: From theory to therapy. Hove, UK: Routledge

Strauss, C. & Hayward, M. (2013). Group Person-based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis. In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (eds). ACT and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: London