Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI, has worked with elders, high risk populations and persons with chronic conditions as well as their caregivers for over 25 years in a wide range of community, research, and institutional settings. Since her graduation from Columbia University's School of Social Work and Public Health, she has developed a pioneering practice using mindfulness, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to improve the quality of life in community, hospital, clinic and nursing home settings.
Employed for 17 years in a nursing home, utilizing mindfulness based interventions with residents, staff and family caregivers; Lucia is currently Program Coordinator for Integrative Medicine at the Center for Comprehensive Care, a holistic clinic for clients living with HIV+ , those at risk and previously incarcerated.
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Book, Manual and Articles by Lucia McBee
McBee, Lucia. (2008) Mindfulness-Based Elder Care. New York: Springer Publications.
Chapters and articles:
McBee, L. (2011). The doctor within. In Altilio, T. & Otis-Green, S. (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
McBee, L. (2010). Complementary and alternative approaches. (with C. M. Tomaino, R. Mandelbaum, T. M. Mierswa and A. Sherman) In Toner, J. A., Mierswa, T. M. & Howe, J. L. (Eds.) Geriatric mental health disaster and emergency preparedness. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
McBee, L. (2008) Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: Communicating mindfulness to frail elders and their caregivers. In Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness. Faribrizio Didonna (Ed.) Pp. 431-445. New York: Springer.
Lantz, M. S., Buchalter, E. N., McBee, L. (1997) The Wellness Group: a novel intervention for coping with disruptive behavior in elderly nursing home residents. The Gerontologist. 37(4), 551-555