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Some recent research articles

Neff, K. D., & Dahm, K. A. (in press). Self-Compassion: What it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness. To appear in in M. Robinson, B. Meier & B. Ostafin (Eds.) Mindfulness and Self-Regulation. New York: Springer.  PDF

Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. (2015). Cultivating self-compassion in trauma survivors. In V. M. Follette, J. Briere, D. Rozelle, J. W. Hopper, D. I. Rome, V. M. Follette, ... D. I. Rome (Eds.) , Mindfulness-oriented interventions for trauma: Integrating contemplative practices (pp. 43-58). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press. PDF

Yarnell, L. M., Stafford, R. E., Neff, K. D., Reilly, E. D., Knox, M. C. & Mullarkey, M. (2015). Meta-analysis of gender differences in self-compassion. Self and Identity. PDF

Albertson, E. R., Neff, K. D., & Dill-Shackleford, K. E. (2014). Self-Compassion and Body Dissatisfaction in Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Meditation Intervention. Mindfulness, 1-11.  PDF

Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., Neff, K. D. & Locke, B. D. (2014). Self-Compassion Among College Counseling Center Clients: An Examination of Clinical Norms and Group Differences. Journal of College Counseling, 17, 249-259.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Faso, D. J. (2014). Self-Compassion and Well-Being in Parents of Children with Autism. Mindfulness, 1-10.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Costigan, A. P. (2014).  Self-compassion, wellbeing, and happiness. Psychologie in Österreich, 114-117.  PDF

Smeets, E., Neff, K., Alberts, H., & Peters, M. (2014). Meeting Suffering With Kindness: Effects of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Female College Students. Journal of clinical psychology, 70(9), 794-807.  PDF

Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. (2013). Self-compassion in clinical practice. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(8), 856-867. doi:10.1002/jclp.22021  PDF

Germer, C. & Neff, K. (2013). The Mindful Self-Compassion training program.  In T. Singer & M. Bolz (Eds.) Compassion: Bridging theory and practice: A multimedia book (pp. 365-396).  Leipzig, Germany:  Max-Planck Institute.  PDF

Neff, K. D., Beretvas, S. N. (2013). The role of self-compassion in romantic relationships. Self and Identity, 12(1), 78-98.  PDF

Neff, K. D., & Germer, C. K. (2013). A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 28-44.  PDF

Neff, K. & Germer, C. (2013). Being kind to yourself: The science of self-compassion.  In T. Singer & M. Bolz (Eds.) Compassion: Bridging theory and practice: A multimedia book (pp. 291-312).  Leipzig, Germany:  Max-Planck Institute. PDF

Neff, K. D., Pommier, E. (2013). The relationship between self-compassion and other-focused concern among college undergraduates, community adults, and practicing meditators. Self and Identity, 12(2),160-176.  PDF

Neff, K., & Tirch, D. (2013). Self-compassion and ACT. In T. B. Kashdan, J. Ciarrochi (Eds.) , Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being (pp. 78-106). Oakland, CA US: Context Press/New Harbinger 
Publications.  PDF

Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self-compassion. In C. Germer & R. Siegel (Eds.), Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, 79-92. New York: Guilford Press.  PDF

Mindful Self-Compassion Research