Mindfully Educating Our Future: The MESG Curriculum for Training Emergent Counselors

Lynn Bohecker, Cristen Wathen, Pamela Wells, Beronica M. Salazar, Linwood G. Vereen

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The 2009 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs standards (II.G.6.e) and the Association for Specialists in Group Work both promote and support counselors in training (CITs) having direct experience as group members. Counselor educators must develop experiential group curricula, which intentionally facilitate CIT growth and development, while meeting ethical and accreditation standards. The Mindfulness Experiential Small Group (MESG) Curriculum was developed to assist in meeting and exceeding these standards. The skills obtained through the MESG can provide CITs with ways to manage academic and emotional challenges while facilitating counselor development in a group context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-273
Number of pages17
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • counselor training
  • group work
  • mindfulness
  • personal growth
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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