CANCELED: 'Mindful Relapse' Lecture Set for March 4

Update (3/2): Dr. Marlatt is unable to make it to Arkansas at this time. The lecture will hopefully be rescheduled.

UALR’s Psychology Department will present guest lecturer G. Alan Marlatt in a discussion on “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Dickinson Hall Auditorium.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tommy Poling, the department’s coordinator of continuing education, at 501-569-3589 or

Marlatt, professor of psychology and director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, will focus on a program he has developed that uses mindfulness based relapse prevention in the treatment of addictive behaviors.

The innovative group therapy program combines cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention with mindfulness meditation as a meta-cognitive coping skill, helping people learn how to deal with craving and urges and other triggers for relapse.

Marlatt’s major focus in both research and clinical work is the field of addictive behaviors. In addition to over 200 journal articles and book chapters, he has published several books in the addictions field, including “Relapse Prevention,” “Assessment of Addictive Behaviors,” and “Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach.”

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