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Mindfulness, Mattering & Spirituality: Supervision Considerations. Richard Cleveland 2012 WACES conference, Portland Oregon. Learning Objectives (WACES). Participants will have an understanding of the concepts of mindfulness, mattering, and student spirituality.

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Mindfulness mattering spirituality supervision considerations

Mindfulness, Mattering & Spirituality: Supervision Considerations

Richard Cleveland

2012 WACES conference, Portland Oregon


Learning Objectives (WACES)

  • Participants will have an understanding of the concepts of mindfulness, mattering, and student spirituality.

  • Participants will have an understanding of utilizing mindfulness and mattering to impact student spirituality.

  • Participants will have an understanding of the various benefits for students associated with incorporating mindfulness and mattering to impact student spirituality (i.e. emotional, spiritual, academic, etc.).


Targeted Outcome (WACES)

  • Participants will have an understanding of the application of mindfulness, mattering, and student spirituality within the context of supervision.


Outline

  • Welcome & Introductions

  • Definitions

  • Mindfulness

  • Mattering

  • Connections to Spirituality

  • Implications for Supervision

  • Dialogue

Outline


Definitions: Conceptual Framework

Flow

Mindfulness

Resiliency

Positive Psychology

Mattering

Spirituality


Definitions: Spirituality

  • Definition

    • Spirituality and religiosity

    • Social-psychological construction

    • “A constructivist perspective…suggests that spirituality is a concept broader than religion, largely formulated through individual and social processes and influences, and associated with enriching meaning-making activities (e.g., cognitive, social, religious, personal constructions).” (Sink & Hyun, 2012, p. 22)


Mindfulness

Doris Heritage

  • 14 US Track titles

  • 5 World Cross Country titles

  • Competed in multiple Olympics

  • Coached multiple Olympic teams


Mindfulness

  • Definition

    • Purposeful, non-judgmental present-moment awareness. More than cognitive-flexibility, mindfulness incorporates novelty production.

      (Gage, 2003; Gehart & McCollum, 2007; Kabat-Zinn, 2005; Langer, 2009; McCown, Reibel, Micozzi, 2011; Nanda, 2009, 2010)


Mindfulness

  • Theory

    • Eastern philosophy roots

    • Western tradition distinct

    • Malleable perspectives

    • Novelty production


Mindfulness

  • Empirical Findings

    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

      • Eating disorders, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide

      • Depression

    • Mindful instruction mitigated gender differences in mathematics performance. Anglin, Pirson, & Langer (2008)

    • Mindfulness improved students mapping performance (both names of places as well as spatial proximity). Carson, Shih, & Langer (2001)


Mindfulness

  • Empirical Findings

    • Mindfulness correlates with overall adolescent well-being. Ciarrochi, Kashdan, Leeson, Heaven, & Jordan (2011)

    • Mindfulness improved student executive functioning. Flook, Smalley, Kitil, Galla, Kaiser-Greenland, Locke, Ishijima, & Kasari (2010)

    • Mindfulness improved student productivity. Jennings, Foltz, Snowberg, Sim, & Kemeny (2011)


Mattering

  • Definition

    • Likened to the state of “being” a significant other. We matter when another person (a) is aware of us, (b) cares about is concerned about us, and (c) depends on us or needs us.

      (Rosenberg & McCullough, 1981; France & Finney, 2010)


Mattering

  • Theory

    • Awareness, Importance, & Dependence

    • Independent of approval

    • Distinct from perceived self

    • Mattering is acknowledging the cost of relationship and proceeding anyway


Mattering

  • Empirical Findings

    • Mattering negatively-correlated with

      • Adolescent suicide ideation Elliott, Colangelo, & Gelles (2005)

      • Depression Dixon & Robinson Kurpius (2008); Taylor & Turner (2001)

      • Anti-social & Self-Destructive behaviors Elliott (2009)

    • Mattering positively-correlated with

      • global self-esteem, not attributable to parents’ positive or negative view Rosenberg& McCullough (1981)

      • Physical health Raque-Bogdan, Ericson, Jackson, Martin, & Bryan (2011)


Mattering

  • Empirical Findings

    • Mattering strong predictor of greater wellness in adolescents. Rayle & Myers (2004)

    • Mattering as a mediator between attachment and mental health. Raque-Bogdan, Ericson, Jackson, Martin, & Bryan (2011)


Spirituality

  • ACA

    A.1.d; A.9.a.1; C intro; C.5; E.8

  • ACES

    5.c.i; 6.a.iii

  • ASERVIC

    1-14

  • ASCA

    Preamble; E.2.c;

  • CACREP

    2009 Standards

  • Professional/ethical guidelines incorporating spirituality into the counseling context


Spirituality

  • “The professional counselor recognizes that the client’s beliefs (or absence of beliefs) about spirituality and/or religion are central to his or her worldview and can influence psychosocial functioning.” [ASERVIC, 2]

  • “The professional counselor actively explores his or her own attitudes, beliefs, and values about spirituality and/or religion.” [ASERVIC, 3]

  • Professional/ethical guidelines incorporating spirituality into the counseling context


Spirituality

Why then is spirituality overlooked?

  • Null Curriculum

    What we intentionally do not teach

    (Eisner, 1985)

  • Hidden Curriculum

    What we implicitly teach or communicate

    (Kohlberg, 1983)


Spirituality

  • IF we do accept that spirituality is a valuable part of counseling, THEN are we preparing our pre-service counselors towards this end?

  • How do we go about this, specifically in supervision?


Connections with Spirituality

First Steps

  • Social-Psychological Construct

  • Mindfulness & Mattering  Spirituality


Connections with Spirituality

  • Mindfulness & Spirituality

    • ThichNhatHanh

      Kingdom of God & Pure Land of the Buddha

    • Cognitive Flexibility vs. Novelty Production in Spirituality

    • Diligence in Spirituality


Connections with Spirituality

  • Mattering & Spirituality

    • Community/System

    • Do I matter in this system?

    • Reliance in mattering as charity

    • Ego-extension in the sphere of spirituality


Integration with Supervision

  • Structural

  • Practical


Integration with Supervision

Structural

  • Course alignment with professional/ethical guidelines (ACES, ACA, ASCA, ASERVIC, CACREP, etc.)

  • Recognizing your spiritual “lens”

  • Identity in Supervision (e.g. identity as supervisor and as supervisee, supervisory alliance, models utilized, etc.)


Integration with Supervision

Structural

  • Intentionally expressing care France & Finney (2010)

  • Environment & Community France & Finney (2010)


Integration with Supervision

Practical

  • In-session activities or as “homework”

  • Grounded in theoretical and empirical support

  • Used intentionally: clear rationale, purpose/goals, and expected outcomes

  • Invite rather than force participation and recognize/allow opportunity to decline while processing apprehension

    (Ohrt& Young, 2012)


Integration with Supervision

Practical

  • Mindfulness as “Reflective Practice +”

    Building & increasing awareness through mindfulness

  • Koan

    Introducing “Being With” paradox

  • Mindfully Spiritual

    Explicitly exploring spirituality


Integration with Supervision

Practical

  • Daily Ritual Wicks (2007)

  • Life Map / Spirituality Map Hodge (2006)

  • Circle of Importance Stern (2008)



Richard cleveland

  • Undergraduate & graduate teaching experience

  • Publications related to school counseling and student spirituality

  • Extensive experience leading in-service trainings and workshops at local, state, & national level

  • Leadership experience at local & state level in school counseling

  • Current research interests: mindfulness, mattering, spirituality, comprehensive school counseling programs, school counselor educational leadership

  • Costco member since 2006

Doctoral Student

Adjunct Instructor

Accreditation Assistant

Seattle Pacific University

(206)281.2384

[email protected]

http://richardcleveland.me

Twitter: RichieKinz

Richard Cleveland


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