Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Garland is the developer of an innovative, mind-body therapy founded on insights derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (M.O.R.E.).

Research & Therapy

Dr. Eric Garland is a clinical researcher and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience providing mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and clinical hypnosis. Dr. Garland has received nearly $50 million in federal research grants for his groundbreaking work on the development of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (M.O.R.E.), which continues to receive high praise as a evidence-based therapy for reducing addictive behavior, relieving stress, and helping people heal from physical and emotional pain.

Dr. Garland focuses on translating findings from cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience into novel interventions (e.g., mindfulness) that effectively target stress-related, biobehavioral conditions such as addiction, chronic pain, and emotional dysregulation. 

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) is a mental training program that unites complementary aspects of mindfulness training, “Third Wave” cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychological principles into an integrative treatment strategy.

Dr. Garland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved Consultant of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis with over 15 years of experience offering cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and clinical hypnosis. His approach is pragmatic & solution-focused. 

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