In this cross sectional quantitative investigation, the relationships among mental health professionals' cognitive complexity, mindfulness, and reflection were explored. To determine if there was a correlation between mindfulness and cognitive complexity, a Pearson's correlation was conducted: There was a strong positive correlation between mindfulness and cognitive complexity. To determine whether observing and describing (two key variables of mindfulness) could predict counselor overall cognitive complexity, a simultaneous multiple regression was conducted. The observing subscale significantly predicted counselor cognitive complexity and the describing subscale did not significantly predict mindfulness. To determine if there is a correlation between mindfulness and reflection, a Pearson's correlation was conducted. There was a strong positive correlation between mindfulness and reflection. In accordance with the findings of this study, limitations, recommendations for future research, and implications for future practice are discussed.
Diane H. Coursol
Karin Lindstrom Bremer
Ann M. Miller
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Goonetilleke, Dharshini, "Cognitive Complexity, Mindfulness, and Reflection in Mental Health Professionals" (2016). All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 638.
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