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Alberta Health Services

10101 Southport Road Sw

Calgary, Alberta T2W 3N2


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Employment History

Assistant Professor of Psychology

University of Calgary

Clinical Psychologist


Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Alberta, Marriage and Family Therapist, Meditation Instructor

Wellness Community Cancer Center






University of Calgary , Canada

Web References (18 Total References)

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Calgary | Online Video Archive [cached]

Dr. Michael Speca

Dr. Michael Speca, clinical psychologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre talks about dealing with stress and your mental state after you've dealt with prostate cancer treatment. He takes viewers on a meditative demonstration and then fields questions about how to stay focused and achieve mental comfort after cancer.


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Mindfulness Links and Resources — Information about Mindfulness — from Valley Mindfulness, Northampton, MA [cached]

The effect of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction program on mood and symptoms of stress in cancer outpatients by Michael Speca, et al., 2000

Mindfulness, meditation and wellness programs
The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Michael Speca, PsyD, et al, University of Calgary, Canada

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Michael Speca, Ph.D., Co-Chair Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre

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Michael Speca
As a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre's Department of Psychosocial Resources and member of the breast cancer program Dr. Speca counsels cancer patients and their families and facilitates a range of group support programs including the Centre's very popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. His research and publications have examined the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing distress and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
Selected References
Carlson, L.E. & Speca, M. (in press Spring 2010) Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery.: A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life. New Harbinger: Oakland, CA. Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., Patel, K.D. (2007) A one year pre-post intervention follow-up of psychological, immune, endocrine and blood pressure outcomes of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 21(8), 1038-1049. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Mackenzie, M.J. & Angen, M. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as an intervention for cancer patients. In Baer, R. (Ed.) Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician's guide to evidence base and applications. pp. 239-261. Academic Press. Boston, MA. Goodwin, P.J., Leszcz, M., Ennis, M., Koopmans, J., Vincent, L., Guther, H., Drysdale, E., Hundleby, M., Chochinov, H.M., Navarro, M., Speca, M. et al. (2001). The effect of group psychosocial support on survival in metastatic breast cancer. New England Journal of Medicine 345(24), 1719-1726. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Goodey, E. & Angen, M.J. (2000).

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