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ERIC Number: EJ1118829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Increasing Students' Empathy and Counseling Self-Efficacy through a Mindfulness Experiential Small Group
Bohecker, Lynn; Doughty Horn, Elizabeth A.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n4 p312-333 2016
This study used the Solomon 4-group design to examine the relationship between a mindfulness experiential small group (MESG) and mindfulness skills, empathy, counseling self-efficacy, and perceived stress for counselors in training (CITs). Understanding how the MESG affects these characteristics provides essential information to inform the development of targeted interventions and programs in counselor education. Twenty-two 1st-semester 1st-year CITs participated and were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups. The findings suggest the MESG may influence the capacity for students to stay present and empathize with a client with higher counseling self-efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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