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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Mindfulness

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Key Elements Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cheryl A. Nickelson Jan 2013

Key Elements Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cheryl A. Nickelson

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore the research question: what are the key elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that make it effective when working with people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Using a qualitative design, 6 participants from mental health agencies in Twin Cities, MN were interviewed. A semi-structured interview of fourteen questions was used based on the literature review to further explore the research question. Findings suggest that there is not one main element that makes DBT effective when using DBT with people with a diagnosis of BPD, but several elements that come ...


Focused Practice: Exploring The Relationship Between Mindfulness And Empathy Among Clinical Social Workers, Shannon Savageau Jan 2013

Focused Practice: Exploring The Relationship Between Mindfulness And Empathy Among Clinical Social Workers, Shannon Savageau

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This research project explores the impact of mindfulness on the practice of clinical social work as it pertains to building the skill of empathy. Mindfulness, in practice, varies from clinician to clinician; however, mindfulness in general involves having an expanded sense of awareness and attunement to the greater experience of the client. As such, current research (as discussed in the literature review) supports that those clinicians who practice mindfulness develop an increased compassion for self and others and thus are more empathic than those who do not practice mindfulness. This research is important to the field of clinical social work ...