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Possibilities of Using Mindfulness Training in Professional Practice of Social Work
Kappl Miroslav
The paper deals with the possibilities of using mindfulness training in social work practice, specifically, in case work. In this context, mindfulness training is seen as a method of important competencies strengthening. These important competencies help clients to make necessary changes in their lives. The paper briefly summarises the history of using this method and describes some results of current neuroscience research which is devoted to this issue. It also deals with the application of mindfulness training in the field of social work with selected groups of clients. In conclusion, the text critically points out some controversial aspects of this method when working with clients.

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