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Beverly Klug, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Director of Mindfulness Programs

Psychiatry

About

"I appreciate this work because it allows me to witness the incredible resiliency of people, even in difficult times. Teaching people to integrate mindfulness into their lives, including their health care, is a very satisfying and effective way of helping people to help themselves, even when other interventions may be necessary." — Beverly Klug

Bev Klug has practiced mindfulness meditation and yoga for decades. She started the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in 1996. Since then, in addition to the administration of the programs, Bev has taught mindfulness to nearly 2,000 people through MBSR and hundreds of others in graduate groups, university undergraduate mindfulness courses, groups for medical students and residents, and, since 2004, the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program.

She received extensive training from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and has been approved as a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher by that institution. Her teachers included Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Ferris Urbanowski, Florence Meleo-Meyer, and Melissa Blacker, and this training has continued to be deepened through extended silent mindfulness meditation retreats and various related programs. Since 2003, Bev has integrated mindfulness practices into therapy with individuals in her clinical work as a marriage and family therapist in the UI Hospitals & Clinics Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. Prior to coming to UI Hospitals & Clinics, she had many years of doing therapy with couples, families, and groups and had been a teacher in multiple settings, including public schools and college classrooms.

Languages

English

Specialties

Adult Specialties

  • Psychology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Mindfulness-based programs

Diseases and Conditions

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression

Locations


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Credentials

Degrees

MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa