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USABP Presents - How Clinics Can Successfully Integrate New Somatic Therapy Services: Findings from a Study of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT)

  • 27 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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This Spotlight Series Event is brought to you in partnership with the Center for Mindful Body Awareness.

How Clinics Can Successfully Integrate New Somatic Therapy Services: Findings from a Study of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT)

Presented by Cynthia Price 

Research Professor, UW School of Nursing and Director of Non-profit Center for Mindful Body Awareness.

This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event. This course will not include CEs. 


This webinar will present findings from an implementation science study that examined how a clinic responded to the introduction of a new somatic therapy approach, Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) in their services. Included will be the strategies used to promote knowledge of MABT, acceptance as measured by referrals and scheduling within the clinic system, and differences in response by discipline in an integrative clinic context. Focus group results highlight the successes, including how this approach addressed a gap in services, and point to next steps for increased access and sustainability.

The Main Points of this Workshop:

  • Highlight the importance of and processes involved in implementation science 
  • Describe the clinic system where this study took place 
  • Describe the patients served (primarily chronic pain with co-occurring trauma) 
  • Describe the MABT approach 
  • Describe the implementation results 
  • Discuss the clinical implications and next steps

Participants will Learn:

  • Define the key components of implementation science (e.g. appropriateness, adoption) 
  • Identify strategies to enhance implementation 
  • Describe response to MABT implementation in clinical care for chronic pain


  • Welcome
  • USABP Announcements
  • Presentation, Demo & Experiential
  • Q & A
  • Overtime discussion (after the event formally concludes)

Presenter Information

Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT
Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is a Research Professor at the University of Washington and the Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Body Awareness. Her clinical and research expertise is focused on interoceptive awareness and its role in health and well-being. She developed Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), a mindfulness-based approach designed to facilitate interoceptive awareness and related skills for self-care and emotion regulation. Dr. Price’s research is aimed at the study of MABT within community care, particularly for those in recovery from trauma, chemical dependency, chronic pain or other life stressors. She has co- authored two scales to measure interoceptive awareness: the Scale of Body Connection (SBC) and the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). Cynthia is committed to increasing access to integrative health care for underserved populations through her research, teaching, and service.


Powell, B. J.; Waltz, T. J.; Chinman, M. J.; Damschroder, L. J.; Smith, J. L.; Matthieu, M. M.; Proctor, E. K.; Kirchner, J. E. A Refined Compilation of Implementation Strategies: Results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) Project. Implement. Sci. 2015, 10 (1).

Hansen, K.; McKernan, L.; Carter, S.; Allen, C.; Wolever, R. A Replicable and Sustainable Whole Person Care Model for Chronic Pain. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 2019, 25 (S1), 86–94.

Price, C. J.; Hooven, C. Interoceptive Awareness Skills for Emotion Regulation: Theory and Approach of Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT. Front. Psychol. 2018, 9.

NCCIH Hot Topic Webinar. 2020.

Curran, G. M.; Bauer, M.; Mittman, B.; Pyne, J. M.; Stetler, C. Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Designs: Combining Elements of Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Research to Enhance Public Health Impact. Med. Care 2012, 50 (3), 217–226.

center for mindful body awareness

About the Spotlight Organization

The Center for Mindful Body Awareness is a non-profit aimed at providing professional trainings in Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an evidence-based approach to teach body/interoceptive awareness skills for client self-care and emotion regulation. Interoception is the ability to access, attend and process inner body sensory experiences. MABT strategies are particularly helpful for clients with high experiential avoidance. Professional trainings for clinicians are designed as small classes to provide a supportive and individualized learning environment. The Center also works with organizations to train staff, develop programs, and evaluate MABT services. READ MORE


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