Upcoming events

    • 06/24/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual (all events are Eastern time)
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    Mental health professionals are ethically tasked with maintaining their own competence and engaging in ongoing self-assessment and corrective actions when indicated. Unfortunately, this approach is ill-fated and inconsistent with our obligations to our clients. This webinar addresses the limitations of this approach, the ethical mandate to maintain our clinical competence, and how a communitarian approach to self-care is what works most effectively. Guidance will be provided on how to develop one’s personal self-care plan to help prevent burnout and problems with professional competence while promoting one’s wellness, thriving, and flourishing as a mental health clinician. The role of colleagues in this endeavor and the use of competence constellations will be emphasized. Each participant will learn how to develop their personal wellness plan that they will each hopefully implement moving forward.

    References:

    Johnson, W. B., Barnett, J. E., Elman, N. S., Forrest, L., & Kaslow, N. J. (2012). The competent community: Toward a vital reformulation of professional ethics. American Psychologist, 67(7), 557–569. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027206

    Johnson, W. B., Barnett, J. E., Elman, N. S., Forrest, L., & Kaslow, N. J. (2013). The competence constellation model: A communitarian approach to support professional competence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44(5), 343–354. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033131

    Wise, E. H., & Reuman, L. (2019). Promoting competent and flourishing life-long practice for psychologists: A communitarian perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 50(2), 129–135. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000226

    CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) OBJECTIVES

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    1)      Identify the sources of distress in their life

    2)      Explain how self-assessment of one’s competence is ineffective

    3)      Articulate how a competence constellation should be used to promote and maintain their clinical competence and ongoing effective functioning.

    This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals. Although advanced graduate student trainees with clinical experience are welcome, note that the instructional level of this presentation is beginner with assumption of postdoctoral participants.

    About the presenter

    Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP (he/him/his) is a licensed psychologist and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Barnett also is a Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He has served as chair of the ethics committees of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also has served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Psychology Licensing Board. Dr. Barnett has numerous publications to include 13 books and over 250 articles and book chapters and over 400 professional presentations that focus on ethics, legal, and professional practice issues for mental health professionals.

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and  advanced graduate student trainees with clinical experience. The instructional level of this presentation is beginner for a post-doctoral audience.

    Continuing Education

    • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits, ALL THREE (3) OF WHICH ARE ETHICS CREDITS.
    • PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
    • Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
    • * PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York. 
    • Non-psychologists outside of PA please confirm with your respective licensing board in advance that this meets criteria for CE credits.
    Zoom video link will be sent to participants two days before the event contingent upon membership being paid in full if membership rate was selected. NOTE: New membership period begins 2/1/22 & out-of-state members are welcome. Enrollment for non-members is automatically cancelled if registration fee is not paid within 15 minutes of registration.
    • 07/06/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual (all events are Eastern time)
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    Psychedelic-assisted therapy is emerging as a novel form of mental health treatment that has been shown to be highly effective in early clinical trials. This workshop will provide an overview of this new clinical area. First, a history of the use of psychedelics will be reviewed that includes an appreciation for their long-standing use by many indigenous cultures. Next, the two major waves of psychedelic research will be summarized, with emphasis on more recent and rigorous clinical trials. The basic model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy will be explained so that workshop participants will have a better sense of how this treatment works. The workshop will highlight the importance of preparation and integration, as well as how to use a harm reduction approach to provide therapeutic support to clients using psychedelics on their own now. Finally, the workshop will outline the ethical and legal risks for practicing psychedelic harm reduction and integration therapy given the legal status of psychedelics and that it is a new clinical area.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) OBJECTIVES

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • 1)      Describe the theory and practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
    • 2)      Summarize research findings and current legal status of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
    • 3)      Describe the main ethical and legal risks in engaging in psychedelic harm reduction and integration therapy with clients. 

    This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and graduate student trainees. The instructional level of this presentation is beginner and no prior knowledge or experience with psychedelics is necessary.

    About the presenter

    Brian Pilecki, PhD: Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at Portland Psychotherapy that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and psychedelic-assisted therapy.  He graduated from Fordham University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Brian practices from an orientation based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has extensive experience in the areas of mindfulness and meditation that he incorporates into therapy with clients. At Portland Psychotherapy, Brian is an active researcher and a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the use of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and understanding processes of change in how this novel form of treatment might work. He has given numerous workshops on topics related to psychedelics and is a consultant and instructor for Fluence, an organization that provides professional training in psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration. Brian is co-chairperson for the Psychedelic Special Interest Group in the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and co-hosts a podcast called Altered States of Context about the intersection of psychedelics and psychotherapy.  

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and  graduate student trainees. The instructional level of this presentation is beginner.

    Continuing Education

    • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits, ONE (1) OF WHICH IS AN ETHICS CREDIT.
    • PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
    • Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
    • * PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York. 
    • Non-psychologists outside of PA please confirm with your respective licensing board in advance that this meets criteria for CE credits.
    Zoom video link will be sent to participants two days before the event contingent upon membership being paid in full if membership rate was selected. NOTE: New membership period begins 2/1/22 & out-of-state members are welcome. Enrollment for non-members is automatically cancelled if registration fee is not paid within 15 minutes of registration.

Past events

04/27/2022 Future Tense: How (and Why) to Talk to Clients about Anxiety as an Advantage, VIRTUAL 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET
04/01/2022 Acceptance-based Behavior Therapy: Treating anxiety with mindfulness, values-based action and more
03/19/2022 ACT for Perfectionism: Translating Treatment Research to Clinical Practice
02/02/2022 A brief treatment approach for PTSD: Written Exposure Therapy
01/05/2022 Creating Inclusive Environments: Understanding Gender Identity Across the Lifespan
10/08/2021 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Curriculum: The 8-session Participant-Practitioner Perspective.
09/24/2021 Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy, an approach to changing core beliefs in CBT
08/18/2021 Mindfulness Out Loud and From the Bottom-Up
07/07/2021 Worry Loves to Lie: Treating Faulty Forecasting in Clients with Excessive Worry
06/04/2021 Discomfort Is My Comfort Zone: The Seductive Trap of Chronic Worry
05/19/2021 Wise Intervention Wednesday for Enhancing Wellbeing: Mindful CE Journal Club
04/02/2021 Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions (MCII) for cueing adaptive automaticity: First Friday Mindful CE Journal Club
03/05/2021 First Friday Mindful CE Journal Club Deliberate Practice of Clinical Skills: The Behavior of Ending Sessions on Time
02/12/2021 Chris Molnar, PhD - Mindfulness Out Loud to Enhance Ethical Responding: A Trans-therapeutic Relational Practice for Cueing Compassionate Behavior During Extreme Emotion States
02/05/2021 First Friday Mindful CE Journal Club: Differential Effects of Mental Training
03/13/2020 Chris Molnar, PhD The Interpersonal Mindfulness Practice of Compassionate Case Consultation in the Ethical Implementation of Mindfulness- and Compassion-Based Programs with Highly Distressed Clients
05/13/2019 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to: Philip Kendall, PhD, ABPP
03/15/2019 Allan Tepper - Ethical Considerations Related to the Practice of Teletherapy in Pennsylvania
04/27/2018 Stephanie Mattei, PsyD - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Beyond the Basics
01/26/2018 Brigette A Erwin, PhD and Erin Roemer, PsyD - Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Treatment-Resistant OCD: Maximizing Outcomes with Intensive, Multisystemic Outpatient Treatment
11/17/2017 Clinical Networking Luncheon & Autism Update: Research, Intervention, and Transition to Adult Life
10/06/2017 Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Motivational Interviewing and CBT
10/06/2017 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Ethics & Suicide Prevention
09/15/2017 Donna Sudak, MD - Challenges in CBT Supervision
05/26/2017 Chris Molnar, PhD - Mindfulness Training for the Extreme States of Mind and Body that Drive Reactive Behaviors
10/14/2016 Melissa Hunt, PhD - CBT for Chronic GI Disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
06/09/2016 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Richard G Heimberg, PhD
12/04/2015 Doug Tynan, PhD and Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Mental Health with Physical Healthcare/Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System
11/20/2015 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Advanced Ethical Decision Making
06/22/2015 William Young, MD & Ronald Kaiser, PhD, ABPP - Migraine from the physician's and psychologist's perspective: What do mental health professionals need to know?
04/14/2015 Jeffrey Greeson, PhD - Why is mindfulness training helpful across many psychological disorders? A transdiagnostic view, and mindfulness as a transtherapeutic process
03/02/2015 Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD - Introducing the New Anxiety Disorder: Selective Mutism
02/21/2015 Cory Newman, PhD - Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Patients to Choose to Live
01/24/2015 Douglas Woods, PhD - Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
11/19/2014 Zindel Segal, PhD - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of Mood Disorders
09/19/2014 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Michael J Kozak, PhD
04/30/2014 Family involvement in the treatment of chrildren with anxiety disorders
02/15/2014 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Supervision: Evidence-Informed Practices and Ethical Considerations
12/02/2013 An Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) in community settings
11/04/2013 Stress: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Pathways, and Health
09/27/2013 Technology, Electronic Communication, and Clinical Practice: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices for Emerging Trends and Challenges
09/14/2013 Mastering the Language of Therapy: How to Use Relational Frame Theory in Your Clinical Practice
04/20/2013 Building Clinical Competencies in Working with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
02/16/2013 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Conditions
04/28/2012 Mike Femenella, PhD - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Experiential Introduction
03/01/2012 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
02/25/2012 Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
02/24/2012 Manufacturing Memories
10/24/2011 Emotion Regulation Therapy for Complex and Refractory Presentations of Anxiety and Depression
10/15/2011 The Practice of Psychology over the Internet & e-Tele Health
05/23/2011 Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
05/02/2011 From the Cutting Edge Science of Fear to Psychotherapy: Exposure Therapy for Phobia and Anxiety Disorders
04/28/2011 Core Beliefs on Trial
03/02/2011 Helping Students, Teachers, and Parents Recognize and Respond Positively to Peer Bullying
11/21/2010 CBT for Pediatric OCD and Related Conditions
05/25/2010 Positive Psychology
05/17/2010 Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders
04/26/2010 Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
02/18/2010 The Practice of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
11/16/2009 Understanding and Working Better with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
11/06/2009 Therapy with Latino Clients and Families
10/17/2009 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
06/03/2009 Some Common Principles of Change in Treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders ; The Roles of Avoidance, Affective Arousal, and Cognitive/Emotional Processing
03/20/2009 The Mental Health Professional In Coerced Interrogations: Ethical And Legal Issues
02/04/2009 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention
11/03/2008 Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances in Children and Adolescents
10/06/2008 Distinguishing Scientific from Pseudoscientific Mental Health Practices
09/17/2008 Becoming a Calm Mom: Using CBT Techniques to Help Moms Adjust to the First Year of Motherhood
06/04/2008 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award & A Clinical Conversation Between Drs. Aaron T. Beck & Judith S. Beck
05/12/2008 The Role of Religion in Coping with Stress and Trauma
04/21/2008 Flexible Applications of Treatment Strategies for Anxious Youth
03/19/2008 Understanding and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder from a Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
01/14/2008 Mindfulness and Meditation: Tools for Healing and Growth
11/05/2007 Addressing the Crisis With Nutrition and Obesity: How to Create Real Change
10/13/2007 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
07/23/2007 Communicating Your Expertise Through the Media: Becoming a Media Expert / Marketing Your Practice
06/18/2007 Managing "Resistance": A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
05/09/2007 Hardiness, the Exception or the Rule?
03/12/2007 Obesity and the Power of the Food Environment: Rethinking the CBT Approach to Treatment
10/11/2006 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
05/07/2006 Cognitive Therapy for Adult ADHD
10/15/2005 Ethics for Psychologists
04/13/2005 BT for Pediatric OCD & Related Disorders
04/07/2005 Prolonged Exposure for Chronic PTSD
11/03/2004 The "3rd Wave" of Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
10/13/2004 Application of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Treating Substance Abuse
04/27/2004 Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

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