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Dr. Dimidjian's Research Highlighted By the Society of Clinical Psychology 

Dr. Dimidjian reviews the use of Behavioral Activation in the treatment of depression during pregnancy. The post discusses a large multi-site study comparing Behavioral Activation to usual treatment.

Behavioral Activation for Depression During Pregnancy

Clinical Bulletin | April 2017

Contributions to Peer Counseling for Depression 

The article reviews recent peer counseling research in India led by Drs. Patel and Dimidjian. Dr. Dimidjian is now leading the effort to study the impact of peer counseling for depression throughout Colorado. 

Lay Counselors Fill Treatment Gap

CU Boulder Today | December 2016

Dr. Dimidjian Discusses Loving-Kindness Meditation for Moms on

Dr. Dimidjian provides an overview of Loving-Kindness meditation and discusses her Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Depression. She reviews a portion of the guided meditation for mothers.

Loving-Kindness For Moms | June 2016

Dr. Dimidjian provides insight into the role of mindfulness during pregnancy

Dr. Dimidjian contributes to the Mindful Noggin blog and discusses the promising effects of practicing mindfulness during pregnancy. She reviews her current research focused on helping mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

A Wish For Mothers

Mindful Noggin  |   January, 2016

Dr. Dimidjian offers Fresh Treatment Approaches for Antenatal Depression, Highlighted in Monitor On Psychology

A recent article, “Depression During Pregnancy,” in the October 2016 issue of APA’s Monitor on Psychology highlights the contributions of Dr. Dimidjian’s research for pregnant women.  The article discusses the importance of the types of studies that the CREST lab is conducting on the use of contemplative practices like mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression relapse among pregnant women and to build skills that mothers can carry into parenthood and life in general.

Depression During Pregnancy

           Monitor On Psychology |   Rebecca A Clay |   October 2016

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Contributions to MBCT By Dr. Dimidjian highlighted In Mindful Magazine

An article in the August 2016 issue of Mindful Magazine features Dr. Dimidjian’s role in disseminating Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to more populations of individuals suffering from recurrent depression or simply inquiring into thought processes that establish healthiest habits of mind.  The article discusses how e-technologies developed in part by Dr. Dimidjian are being utilized to stem depressive relapse, with the capability of enhancing psycho-emotional well-being in the general population.

Is Mindfulness the Future of Therapy?  

Mindful Magazine   |   Barry Boyce   |   August 2016

Dr. Dimidjian's Research Featured in The Huffington Post

Dr. Dimidjian's research evaluating Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy adapted for perinatal depression, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in February 2016, was featured in the Huffington Post.

How Mindfulness Can Help Women With Postpartum Depression

The Huffington Post   |   Carolyn Gregoire   |   January 21, 2016

Dr. Dimidjian's Research Featured on Colorado Public Radio

Dr. Dimidjian's research evaluating Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy adapted for perinatal depression, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in February 2016, was featured on Colorado Public Radio's NewsBeat.

Mindfullness Training Aids Postpartum Depression, CU Study Finds

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Colorado Public Radio   |   John Daley   |   January 18, 2016

Dr. Dimidjian's Research Featured in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine

Dr. Dimidjian's research evaluating an online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program was highlighted in the CU Boulder Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Web-based mindfulness therapy shows promise in treating depression

CU Boulder Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine   |   Clint Talbott   |   November 25, 2014


Cultivating Nourishing Sleep

Boulder, CO   |   July 28, 2014

Experts from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California Berkeley brought the latest scientific research on sleep to a conversation with the community in our second successful lecture in the Taking Action! series.  The night featured presentations by sleep experts Allison Harvey, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and Monique LeBourgeois and Kenneth Wright, CU-Boulder professors of integrative physiology. Topics included the science behind sleep across the lifespan and evidence-based strategies for cultivating and sustaining healthy sleep. Following the presentation, Sona Dimidjian, CU-Boulder associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, moderated a question-and-answer session for the community attendees with the speakers.

“Scientific research has yielded important knowledge about the nature of sleep, the causes of problems with sleep and effective treatments for problems with sleep,” Dimidjian said. “We are fortunate to have three leading experts join us for a community conversation addressing healthy sleep.”

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Climb Out of Darkness

Boulder, CO     |     June 28, 2014

Dr. Dimidjian, her daughter (and their dog!), as well as colleague Dr. Tor Wager and his family, joined the Boulder team of the Climb out of Darkness on June 28, 2014. This hike, organized by local Postpartum Support International coordinator and director of the Postpartum Wellness Center, Kate Kripke, LCSW, was intended to raise awareness of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and funding for Postpartum Progress. Galvanized by recent reports in the NYT (see links to articles below), this hike was a wonderful reflection of local interest and dedication to address the problems of depression and anxiety among perinatal women. 

After Baby, an Unraveling

The New York Times    |    Pam Belluck    |    June 16, 2014

A Case Study in Maternal Mental Illness

Thinking of Ways to Harm Her

The New York Times    |    Pam Belluck    |    June 15, 2014

New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness

Work by Dr. Dimidjian featured in recent article in The Atlantic

Drs. Dimidjian and Steven Hollon's (Vanderbilt University) article "How would we know if psychotherapy were harmful?", published in the American Psychologist in 2010, was featured in a recent article in The Atlantic addressing the work of Willoughby Britton on the topic of potentially harmful effects of meditative practices.

The Dark Knight of the Soul

The Atlantic    |     Tomas Rocha    |     June 25, 2014