Sarah Bowen, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle, where her research focuses primarily on mindfulness-based therapies for relapse prevention, with specific focus on change mechanisms and adaptations for specific populations and settings.
She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on this and related topics, and is coauthor of the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide.
Bowen has facilitated Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) groups in private practice, treatment agencies, the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Seattle, and in adult and juvenile prisons.
Bowen offers trainings to researchers and clinicians both in the United States and internationally. She is particularly interested in the adaptation and application of mindfulness-based work for under-served populations.