A Mindfulness Experiential Small Group to Help Students Tolerate Ambiguity

Lynn Bohecker, Linwood G. Vereen, Pamela C. Wells, Cristen C. Wathen

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This study explored the lived experiences of 20 counselors-in-training (CITs) in a mindfulness experiential small group. Using grounded theory, the authors described a 5-dimensional model for navigating ambiguity. Findings suggest mindfulness training provides CITs self-reflection skills and a greater ability to manage cognitive complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • counselor education
  • grounded theory
  • group work
  • mindfulness
  • professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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