Author: Mitch Abblett

Mitch Abblett

Dr. Mitch Abblett is a clinical psychologist and is the Executive Director of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit focusing on the education and training at the intersection of mindfulness and treatment. For over a decade, he was the Clinical Director of the Manville School, a Harvard-affiliated therapeutic day school program in Boston, serving children with emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice, and writes about mindfulness, professional development, and family mental health. His books include The Heat of the Moment in Treatment: Mindful Management of Difficult Clients (W.W. Norton) for clinicians, Mindfulness for Teen Depression (New Harbinger, co-authored with Chris Willard, PsyD), and the upcoming Parenting Your Angry Teen (New Harbinger). He also co-authored the child/family-friendly practice aid Growing Mindful: A Deck of Practices for All Ages and additional mindfulness-related card decks. He conducts national and international trainings regarding mindfulness and its applications.

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How to Have a Mindful Conversation

Our toughest talks are full of half-truths—not because we’re serial liars, but because we’re survivalists. Here’s how to bring clarity and intention to your most important relationships.

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Seeing Behind “Bad” Behavior

Kids struggling with chronic emotional and behavioral problems are sometimes labelled as “misbehaving” by parents and teachers alike. Here’s how to speak to the child behind the behavior.