SCP 596: Integrating Mindfulness

This course is appropriate for both masters and post masters degree school counseling students. The course will familiarize students with mindfulness and contemplative practices and their relevance for the field of counseling. Mindfulness is a concept derived from Buddhism that was first described 2500 years ago. It is a non-anxious, non-judging, non-rejecting state of mind that encourages clear awareness of what is happening-as it is happening. Counseling is enhanced when both the counselor and the counselee are both as attuned as possible to what it happening in the counseling session. This course explores mindfulness techniques as a research supported best practice in counseling.