Guidelines for Adapting Mindfulness-Based School Interventions With Underserved Youth

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. enhance underserved youths' engagement with mindfulness-based school interventions (MBSIs).
  2. learn implementation approaches in order to increase access to mindfulness-based interventions in school settings.
  3. effectively work with teachers who are implementing MBSIs with underserved youth.


In this session, we will provide guidelines to help practicing clinicians successfully adapt and implement mindfulness-based school interventions (MBSIs) with underserved youth. First, we offer recommendations for clinicians to enhance underserved youth's engagement with MBSIs. Next, we give an overview of implementation approaches that clinicians could use for increasing access to mindfulness-based interventions in school settings. We discuss strategies clinicians might use when working with teachers to effectively implement MBSIs with underserved youth in their classrooms.



Mary L. Phan, Utah State University
Tyler Renshaw, Utah State University


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