ERIC Number: EJ1095476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Stress Prevention and Mindfulness: A Psychoeducational and Support Group for Teachers
Reiser, Jenson E.; Murphy, Susan L.; McCarthy, Christopher J.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n2 p117-139 2016
A stress prevention and mindfulness (SPAM) group is described, which is a 6-week psychoeducational and support group for teachers. The group incorporated psychoeducation about stress and utilized elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The group was implemented in a public charter school in the Southwest. Preliminary evaluation conducted with two elements (session ratings and pre- and post-measures of mindfulness, teacher perceptions of demands and resources in their classroom, and job satisfaction) was supportive of teachers' satisfaction with the group. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Prevention, Psychoeducational Methods, Metacognition, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Educational Resources, Intervention, Group Membership, Measures (Individuals), Thinking Skills
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