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The serene student: Evaluating a group-based mindfulness training program for MSW students
Social Work with Groups
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2018
Sources ID: 82616
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Social work educators are exploring the benefits of mindfulness training for social work pedagogy. The authors evaluate the outcomes of a mindfulness program for MSW students. The authors assessed changes in mindfulness, self-compassion, affect, mood, and impairment due to emotional distress before and after the program, and at 4-month follow-up. The authors examine how the group process may facilitate the development of mindfulness and consider how mindfulness practices can support group development and student learning. Results demonstrate that mindfulness training supports student self-regulation and well-being and suggest that the active ingredients of the group process may play a role in mindfulness training outcomes.