Presentations | Mindful Health & Resilience Lab

Christopher, M., Bowen, S., Goerling, R., & Hunsinger, M. (2018, November). Feasibility and preliminary impact of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training on health risk, stress reactivity, and aggression among law enforcement officers. In M. Christopher (Chair), Impact of mindfulness training on biological, behavioral, and psychological outcomes among first responders. Symposium conducted at the biannual Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research. Phoenix, AZ.

Colgan, D. D., & Christopher, M. (2018, November). Adherence to informal, but not formal, mindfulness practice correlates with resilience and team cohesion among interdisciplinary primary care teams. In L. Ribeiro (Chair), The impact of objective mindfulness practice adherence on MBI outcomes among high-stress populations. Symposium conducted at the biannual Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research. Phoenix, AZ.

Ribeiro, L., Colgan, D. D., Hoke, C. H., Goerling, R., Hunsinger, M., Oken, B., & Christopher, M. (2018, November). Adherence to formal and informal mindfulness practice is correlated with reduced aggression and improved resilience among law enforcement officers. In L. Ribeiro (Chair), The impact of objective mindfulness practice adherence on MBI outcomes    among high-stress populations. Symposium conducted at the biannual Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research. Phoenix, AZ.

Kaplan, J. B., Goerling, R., Kennedy, C. H., & Christopher, M. (2018, May). Making mindfulness accessible for first responders: A novel immersion approach. [Published Abstract]. Poster presented at the biannual International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Baltimore, MD.

Colgan, D. D., Kaplan, J. B., Marino, C., Christopher, V., Charoensuk, S., Pitaksongkram, P., & Christopher, M. (2018, May). Insight from the experts: A qualitative study to assess definitions, outcomes, and the process and practice of mindfulness. [Published Abstract]. Poster presented at the biannual International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Baltimore, MD.

Bergman, A. L., Eddy, A., & Christopher, M. (2018, April). Role of resilience in mindfulness training for first responders. In A. Schmidt and A. Kryvanos (Co-Chairs), Perspectives on resilience: Conceptualization, measurement, and enhancement. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Green, K., Bergman, A. L., & Christopher, M. (2018, April). Sleep problems moderate the relationship between alcohol use and aggression among law enforcement officers. In J. Equsquiza and K. Green (Co-Chairs), Alcohol and sleep: Consequences and protective factors. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Bergman, A. L., Kaplan, J., Eddy, A., & Christopher, M. (2017, November). Qualitative analysis of police officers’ perceptions following participation in Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Dapolonia, E., Vestal, R., Kaplan, J., King, W., Rogers, B., Hunsinger, M., & Christopher, M. (2017, November). Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training for firefighters: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Knowlton, C., Christopher, M., & Lafavor, T. (2017, June). Creating culturally-informed care for sexually abused Native American youth: A research proposal. Oral Presentation at the Annual Society of Indian Psychologists Conference. Logan, Utah.

Strahl, W., Hunsinger, M., & Christopher, M. (2017, May). Motivation to begin training as a moderator for the impact of resilience training on decision-making. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Eugene, OR.

Charoensuk, S., Pitaksongkram, P., & Christopher, M. S. (2016, June). Meaning and cultivating factors of mindfulness as experienced by Thai females who practice dhamma. [Published Abstract]. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Psychological, Educational, Health and Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Bergman, A., Kaplan, J., Christopher, M., & Bowen, S. (2016, June) Clarifying the relationship between substance craving, mindfulness, and psychological flexibility. In A. L. Bergman (chair) Substance use and CBS. Presented at the 14th Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference. Seattle, WA.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M., Dapolonia, E., & Oslund, E. (2016, May). Mindfully building resilience and team cohesion to reduce burnout among interdisciplinary primary care teams. [Published Abstract]. Paper presented at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Las Vegas, NV.

Bergman, A. L., & Christopher, M. S. (2016, May). Changes in facets of mindfulness predict stress and anger outcomes for police officers. [Published Abstract]. Poster presented at the biannual International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Las Vegas, NV.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M. S., Schroeder, D. A., Stephens, L., Hunsinger, M., & Rubin, D. (2016, May). A brief mindfulness-based intervention for primary care physicians: A pilot randomized controlled trial. [Published Abstract]. Poster presented at the biannual International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Las Vegas, NV.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M. S., Wahbeh, H., & Oken, B. (2015, November). The differential effects of two components of mindfulness meditation on PTSD and related symptoms among veterans. In D. Colgan & Wahbeh, H. (Co-Chairs) Mindfulness-based interventions for veterans with PTSD: Cognitive, behavioral, and neurological mechanisms of change. Symposium presented at the 49th Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

Colgan, D., Oslund, E., Dapolonia, E., & Christopher, M. S. (2015, October). The effects of a mindfulness-based wellness and resilience program for interdisciplinary primary care teams on burnout, well-being, resilience, and team cohesion. Paper presented at the meeting of the Northwest Primary Care Regional Association. Seattle, WA.

Mist, S. E., Christopher, M. S.  & Jones, K. D. (2015, June). Mindfulness characteristics in 4986 people with fibromyalgia: Implications for a new direction toward compassion-based meditation over traditional MBSR. Ann Rheum Dis: 74 (Suppl 2): 312.  European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), Rome, Italy.

Colgan, D., Besler, K., Pleet, M., Christopher, M. S., & Wahbeh, H.  (2015, June). The differential impact of mindfulness interventions among veterans with PTSD: Qualitative findings. Poster presented at the annual Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine meeting, Portland, OR.

Radabaugh, J., Marino, C., Colgan, D. & Christopher, M. S. (2015, March). Inclusive, Incomplete, or In-between: Exploring the feminist perspective in graduate diversity courses. Structured discussion presented at the annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Bergman, A. L., Goerling, R., Rogers, B., Hunsinger, M., Christopher, M. S. (2014, November). An open trial of a mindfulness-based intervention for police officers. In S. Bowen (Chair), Stress and Coping on Both Sides of the Law: Mindfulness-Based Interventions with Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Populations. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M., Michael, P., & Wabeh, H. (2014, October). Differential impact of elements of mindfulness among veterans with chronic PTSD. Poster presented at the annual Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston, MA.

Baron, G., Bergman, A., Stelmokas, J., & Christopher, M. (2014, June). Group ACT for interpersonal distress: Clinical outcomes. Poster presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science International Conference, Minneapolis MN.

Mist, S.D, Christopher, M.  & Jones, K.D. (2014, May). Internet survey reveals relationship between mindfulness and fibromyalgia severity. Poster presented at the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR), Miami, FL.

Michael, P., Christopher, M., Orenstein, M., & Radabaugh, J. (2014, April). Psychometric properties of the Mindful Process Questionnaire. In D. Colgan (Chair), Measuring Mindfulness and Acceptance: Perspectives on Process and Outcome. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Randall, J., Sulanes, K., Newton, K., Neighbours, B., & Christopher, M. (2014, April). Acceptance versus suppression for managing social anxiety. In A. Bergman (Chair), ACT in the Lab and the Clinic: Student Research and Clinical Outcomes. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Reiss, A. L., Rogers, B., & Christopher, M. S. (2014, April). Examining Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction's effectiveness in a community setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Christopher, M. S., Rogers, B., Goerling, R., & Hunsinger, M. (2014, April). Mindfulness-Based Resiliency Training (MBRT) for law enforcement personnel: A pilot study. In K. B. Lustyk (Chair), Mindfulness: From the Bench to the Bedside. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Christopher, M. S., Rogers, B., & Goerling, R. (2014, April). Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT): Preliminary outcomes of a program for law enforcement personnel. Paper presented at the annual scientific conference of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, MA.

Woodrich, L. E., Tiernan, K. A., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, August). The divergence of Western and Buddhist definitions of mindfulness: Zen Buddhist cognitive interviews. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Colgan, D., Baron, G., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, May). The elusive construct of mindfulness. Poster presented at the annual Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Silver, A. R., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, April). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for HIV+ gay men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Bergman, A., Cornelli, B., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, April). Gender differences in various help-seeking and coping practices among college students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Bergman, A., Cornelli, B., Christopher, M. S. (2013, April). Psychological help-seeking and the Theory of Reasoned Action: The moderating role of gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Gross, C. R., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, April). Mindfulness measures: Gaps in the state of the art. Paper presented at the annual scientific conference of the Center or Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, MA.

Rogers, B., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, April). Mindfulness in participatory medicine: An updated perspective. Paper presented at the annual scientific conference of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, MA.

Marino, C., Radabaugh, J., Potter, D. A., Smith, R. M., & Christopher, M. S. (2013, March). Changing definitions of women’s liberation and implications for the discipline of psychology. Structured discussion presented at the annual conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City.

2012 and Earlier (Selected Presentations)

Randall, J., Shipley, L. J., Christopher, M. S., & Davies, W. (2012, November). Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between social anxiety symptoms and hazardous alcohol use. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Baltimore.

Randall, J., & Christopher, M. S. (2012, November). Exploring the psychometrics of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II and its relationship to social anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Baltimore.

Randall, J., & Christopher, M. S. (2012, November). Acceptance and suppression as moderators of the relationship between fear of negative evaluation and social anxiety symptomology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Baltimore.

Christopher, M. S., Christopher, V., Charoensuk, S., Woodrich, L., & Tiernan, K. (2012, July). Using cognitive interviews to assess the cultural validity of state and trait measures of mindfulness among Zen Buddhists. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the European Association of Personality Psychology, Trieste, Italy.

Christopher, M. S., Christopher, V., Charoensuk, S., Tiernan, K., & Woodrich, L. (2012, July). Measuring mindfulness: Insights from Tibetan, Theravada, and Zen clergy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Test Commission, Amsterdam.

Christopher, V., & Christopher, M. S., & (2012, May). Operationalization and assessment of mindfulness: The perspective of Buddhist clergy and laypersons [Published Abstract]. Paper presented at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland, Oregon.

Rogers, B., Sunbay-Bilgen, Z., & Christopher, M. S. (2012, March). Mindfulness in participatory medicine: Context, research, and clinical evidence for the relevance of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on the ground. Paper presented at the annual scientific conference of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, MA.

Cavanaugh, R. C., & Christopher, M. S. (2011, August). A mindfulness-based intervention for the treatment of binge eating: A single case design. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Christopher, M. S., Michael, P. G., Arnaut, G. L. Y., Lane, J. B., Askwith, T., Bliesner, A. E., & Mills, E. (2010, November). The effects of an experiential mindfulness class on the mental health of clinical psychology graduate students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco.

Williams, A. M., & Christopher, M. S. (2010, August). Understanding client treatment and student training in a community clinic. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego.

Draper, T., & Christopher, M. (2010, June). Suicidal ideation among Alaska Native youth and implications for prevention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Division 45 – Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Ann Arbor.

Dhaliwal, S., Christopher, M. S., Charoensuk, S., & Peraza, J. (2010, June). Confirmatory factor analysis of a Thai version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Paper presented at the triennial meeting of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston.

Bliesner, A. E., Dean, C. C., Zamir, D. R., & Christopher, M. S. (2010, April). What is mindfulness? A mixed-method analysis among Buddhist monks. In D. R. Zamir (Chair), The meaning and clinical application of mindfulness. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Christopher, M. S., Askwith, T., Gilbert, B. D., McGhee, C., & Norris, P. (2009, November). Self-esteem as a mediator of the relationship between mindfulness and satisfaction with life. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City.

Jacob, K. S., Christopher, M. S., & Neuhaus, E. C. (2009, November). Evaluating the psychometrics of the Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Questionnaire – Revised (CBSQ-R). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City.

Dhaliwal, S., D’Souza, J. B., Peraza, J., & Christopher, M. S. (2009, June). A test of the personality-culture clash hypothesis in Thailand and the United States [Published Abstract]. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association, Bali, Indonesia.

Christopher, M. S. (Chair). (2009, April). Dispositional mindfulness as a protective factor against the development of depression and alcohol problems among college students. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Christopher, M. S., & Gilbert, B. D. (2009, April). Measuring dispositional mindfulness: Further examination of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. In M. S. Christopher (Chair), Dispositional mindfulness as a protective factor against the development of depression and alcohol problems among college students. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Gilbert, B. D., & Christopher, M. S. (2009, April). Mindfulness-based attention as a moderator of the relationship between depressed affect and negative cognitions. In M. S. Christopher (Chair), Dispositional mindfulness as a protective factor against the development of depression and alcohol problems among college students. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.