Sarah Bowen


Sarah Bowen, Ph.D.
swbowen@uw.edu | CV
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
1100 NE 45th, Suite 300, Office 322
Box 354944 Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 685-2995

 

Dr. Bowen is a clinical psychologist and an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical work and research has focused primarily on mindfulness-based interventions for relapse prevention, with a specific focus on mechanisms of change, dual diagnosis, and underserved populations. Sarah has authored over 30 articles and chapters on this and related topics, is a lead author of the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide. Dr. Bowen leads professional trainings in mindfulness-based interventions in the U.S. and Canada, and has facilitated groups in private and county treatment agencies, the VA medical center, and adult and juvenile prison facilities.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Bowen, S., Witkiewitz, K., Clifasefi, S., Grow, J., Chawla, N., Hsu, S., Douglas, H., Harrop, E., Collins, S., Lustyk, K., & Larimer, M. (under review). Relative Efficacy of Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention, Relapse Prevention and Standard Aftercare Treatment in Preventing Relapse to Substance Use: 2-month outcomes.

Lee, K-H., Bowen, S., & Bai, A-F. (2011). Psychosocial outcomes of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention in incarcerated substance abusers in Taiwan: A preliminary study. Journal of Substance Abuse, 16, 476-483.

Witkiewitz, K. & Bowen, S. (2010). Depression, craving and substance use following a randomized trial of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 362-374.

Brewer, J. A., Bowen, S., Smith, J.T., Marlatt, G. A., & Potenza, M. N. (2010). Applying mindfulness-based treatments to co-occurring disorders: What can we learn from the brain? Addiction, 105, 1698- 1706.

Bowen, S. & *Kurz, A. S. (2012). Between-session practice and therapeutic alliance as predictors of mindfulness after mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Journal of Clinical Psychology 68 (3), 236-245. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20855

Bowen, S., Chawla, N., Collins, S., Witkiewitz, K., Hsu, S., Grow, J., et al. (2009). Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Substance Use Disorders: A Pilot Efficacy Trial. Substance Abuse, 30, 205-305.

Bowen, S. & Marlatt, G. A. (2009). Surfing the Urge: Brief Mindfulness-Based Intervention for College Student Smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 666-671.

Bowen, S. Witkiewitz, K., Dillworth, T.M., Chawla, N., Simpson, T.L., Ostafin, B., Larimer, M.E., Blume, A.W., Parks, G.A. and G. Alan Marlatt, G.A. (2006). Mindfulness meditation and substance use in an incarcerated population. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 343-347.