Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Guidelines for Clinical Social Workers
John Paulson

Mindfulness practices are now a common part of several contemporary clinical social work interventions for a multitude of issues and populations. While the use of mindfulness in clinical practice has proliferated, there continues to be concerns about training standards and ensuring competency when utilizing mindfulness skills. This article reviews emerging guidelines for developing competency with mindfulness practices in clinical social work. It examines adherence scales developed to promote training and treatment fidelity and recommendations for clinical supervision. Finally, it explores criticisms regarding the use of mindfulness in therapy.

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