The Impact of Mindfulness and Meditation Practice on Client Perceptions of Common Therapeutic Factors
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
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The Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 235–253, October 2013
How to Cite
GREASON, P. B. and WELFARE, L. E. (2013), The Impact of Mindfulness and Meditation Practice on Client Perceptions of Common Therapeutic Factors. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 52: 235–253. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2013.00045.x
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
- Received 02/14/10; Revised 11/03/10; Accepted 11/16/10
- working alliance;
- counseling relationship;
- common factors
Counselor mindfulness practice may help cultivate common therapeutic factors (e.g., empathy, working alliance). Researchers in this quantitative research study identified significant relationships between therapist mindfulness and client perceptions of the therapist's way of being and the working alliance. The impact of meditation training on these variables was also explored.