Unintentional Benefits of Contemplative, Reflexive Practice: Implications for School Psychologists (PO027)

  • PMD: 10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision
  • Live Chat:
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    5:15 PM–6:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. to define contemplative and reflexive processes.
  2. to learn the benefits and qualities of contemplative–reflexive processes.
  3. to infuse contemplative–reflexive processes in supervision of early career school psychologists.

Description

Contemplative and reflexive processes enhance mental health practitioners’ interactions and relationships. Seven mental health workers engaged in biweekly, 90-minute reflexive online groups for four months. Reflective responses were analyzed for themes. Unintentional benefits including experiences of expansive thinking, openness, gratitude, and present moment awareness were shared. Implications for use of contemplative and reflexive practices in supervision of early career school psychologists are made.

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Presenter(s)

Erin M. Sappio, Stockton University

Contributor(s)

Zvi Bellin, Yuleinys Castillo

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