Who am I?

I’m a clinical psychologist, recently retired from a career as a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky and very pleased to be working at the OMC. My interests in mindfulness include research, teaching, training, supervision, and practice. I enjoy taking a broad perspective, and so I’ve studied a wide range of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBCT and MBSR as well as DBT, ACT, and MBRP. Much of my work focuses on the conceptualization and assessment of mindfulness, effects of mindfulness-based programs, mechanisms of change, and professional training and ethics in the mindfulness field.

What do I do?

At the OMC I work with the MBCT teacher training pathway and collaborate on manuscripts based on the data coming in from the MYRIAD project. I also teach mindfulness courses and work with competency assessment.

Why I love working at the OMC

The OMC is an international leader in mindfulness research, teaching, and training, and is at the forefront of discussions that are critical to the development of the field. I had the great good fortune to spend academic year 2015-16 on sabbatical at the OMC and fell in love with the warm and welcoming community of friends and colleagues doing fascinating and important work. For someone with my interests, it’s the ideal place to be.