This session focuses on the results from a multiple baseline single-case research study that investigated the effects of a mindfulness intervention on counselor-in-training facilitative dispositions and client outcomes. Results support the inference that a functional relationship exists between counselor mindfulness, additive empathy, positive regard, and client outcomes. Implications for clinical practice, counselor training, and future research will be discussed.
Attendees may expect to gain practical information on how they may integrate mindfulness activities into their own practice, as well as information on how specific mechanisms within mindfulness practice may best serve them professionally and personally.
Attendees may expect to gain a greater understanding of how single case designs may be used in counseling research to isolate intervention effects and draw practical conclusions from findings. Further, the complimentary nature of single case research designs to clinical practice will also be discussed.
Attendees will have a greater understanding of how this specific investigation was conducted, with a thorough discussion of the intervention procedures, limitations, and implications for counseling practice, counselor training, and counseling research. This presentation will also offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions so that findings may inform future training and clinical interventions in an ethically sound manner.