Sarah Bowen is an assistant professor of psychology at Pacific University in Portland, OR. Her research and clinical work has focused primarily on integrating meditation practice and mindfulness-based approaches traditional with Western cognitive behavioral approaches for addictive behaviors. The primary focus of her personal, clinical, and research practices has been exploration of processes underlying behavior change, and adaptation of treatments and practices to reach a wide and diverse patient and client population. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters in this area, Dr. Bowen is lead author of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide. She has been practicing in the Theravada tradition for about 15 years, and has facilitated mindfulness-based relapse prevention groups in private practice, veterans’ medical centers, county treatment agencies, and prisons. She offers professional trainings to researchers and clinicians in the U.S. and internationally. She has a particular interested in adapting and disseminating mindfulness-based treatment for dual-diagnosis and underserved populations.
Sarah Bowen served on the Mind & Life Steering Council from 2017 to 2020.