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Sarah Bowen, Ph.D.

Sarah Bowen, Ph.D. is currently an Acting Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She received her doctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Marlatt at UW’s  Addictive Behaviors Research Center. Dr. Bowen’s research focuses primarily on mindfulness-based therapies for relapse prevention, with specific focus on mechanisms of change, including negative affect, thought suppression and craving. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on this and related topics (seepublications), and is co-author of theMindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide. Dr. Bowen has facilitated MBRP groups in private and county treatment agencies, and at the VA Medical Center in Seattle, and  has offered trainings to researchers and clinicians both in the U.S. and internationally. She is particularly interested in the application of mindfulness-based work to dual-diagnosis and under-served populations.

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