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Quality World Mindfulness: A Counseling Technique Designed for Members of the Community Ex-Offender Population

Mark B. Scholl

2016

The author introduces an original technique designed for use within the context of a career development workshop series for community ex-offenders. The technique blends mindfulness practices and William Glasser’s quality world construct. Through the use of a case example, he illustrates the technique’s potential for enhancing a client’s sense of safety, comfort with personal self-disclosure, and self-acceptance with regard to details including drug addiction and incarceration. The author presents recommendations, limitations, and directions for future research.
Keywords: career counseling, community ex-offender, mindfulness, choice theory, quality world

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