Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Second Advisor

Koch, Shane

Third Advisor

Jacobs, Eric


The present study evaluated the effects of a Mindfulness session on the program outcomes of a hybrid parenting training program. The program began as hybrid parent training program and switched to a full telehealth model at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The parenting training program was for parents of children with autism. The results showed that parents who participated in the mindfulness session had more success in the program than those who we’re not exposed to the brief mindfulness training. These results suggest that mindfulness can be effective in increasing positive performance in parents of children with autism.




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