Drumming and mindfulness integrations into an evidence-based group intervention
Social Work with Groups
Community mental health, to protect the integrity of service to a highly vulnerable population, has sought to increase the use of evidence-based practice. However, most evidence-based practices have a narrow scope challenging the breadth of effectiveness with consumers with higher levels of comorbidity. This article explores the use of mindfulness and drumming integrated into an evidence-based program: Seeking Safety. In response to the challenges of conducting a cognitive-focused intervention for members diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions, and co-occurring severe/persistent mental illness, mindfulness principles and drumming are used to help manage the emotional needs of group members. This article outlines the foundational principles supporting the group program.
Link to Published Version
Ragg, D. M., Soulliere, J., & Turner, M. (2019). Drumming and mindfulness integrations into an evidence-based group intervention. Social Work with Groups, 42(1), 29–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/01609513.2017.1402401