Neha Chawla, PhD, is a cocreator of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors.
Chawla writes, consults, and provides training in MBRP programs, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Seattle. In her practice, Chawla provides empirically supported mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments and facilitates MBRP groups. Additionally, Chawla is involved with the continued development and evaluation of mindfulness-based treatments, as well research on issues related to therapist training and competence. She is also clinical instructor at the University of Washington, providing supervision to psychology graduate students.
In addition to her work in MBRP, Chawla received specialized training in a number of cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based treatments, including Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Chawla has had extensive experience working with individuals with problems related to substance use, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. She has also worked with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, struggles with sexual orientation and cultural identity, and life transitions. She has authored several theoretical and empirical articles and book chapters on topics related to mindfulness, addictive behavior, and mindfulness-based treatments.