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First Friday Mindful CE Journal Club Deliberate Practice of Clinical Skills: The Behavior of Ending Sessions on Time

  • 03/05/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • Includes 1 CE Credit

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Deliberate practice (DP) is superior to rote practice in the development, strengthening, and implementation of skills by experts. Unlike rote practice, deliberate practice involves several conditions that include intention; clear operationalization of a specific behavioral response to be honed; practice that is considered challenging rather than easy; and feedback that is both immediate and ongoing to refine what is practiced. At this second journal club in the First Friday Mindful CE Journal Club series we will inquire into how scientific findings described within the Young & Maack (2020) article entitled, "Incorporating Deliberate Practice in the Process of Continual Therapeutic Skill Development" that appeared in the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Practice can be implemented to hone the specific clinical skill of ending sessions on time in order to allow for self-care by clinician. Attendees will engage in mindful inquiry about the challenges of ending on time and be guided in an imagery exercise grounded in Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions (MCII) procedures. Our April journal article will feature MCII.

This and future journal club articles this spring of 2021 will cover more of the evidence-base that guided the decision to integrate Relational Contemplative Practice and learning theory into Mindfulness- & Compassion-Based Programs (MCBPs) such as the 4-module META program (more at to cue adaptive responding in states of high distress, while cultivating resources to reduce stress. If this is of interest also consider attending PBTA’s upcoming event focused on integrating Compassionate Behavior Change practices into therapy. Each of the 2-part training is designed to be self-contained and attendance at Part 1 is not required for attendance at Part 2.

Please be on time for opening practice and also obtain and read Young and Maack (2020) before this 1 credit CE event. Contact if you need guidance obtaining the article using the DOI

What makes this a mindful journal club? We will practice guided relational mindfulness as we contemplate the below CE objective.

Schedule for First Friday Mindful Journal Club Meetings

  • 8:00 to 8:10 a.m. - Opening 10 min guided mindfulness practice to support Relational Mindfulness Practice (RMP) during meeting
  • 8:10 to 8:30 a.m. - Implement RMP in full group to contemplate clinical challenges that arise; identify barriers to ending sessions on time; identify benefits to cueing new intended response of timely session termination
  • 8:30 to 8:40 a.m. - Experiential guided imaginal practice of MCII
  • 8:40 to 8:50 a.m. - Clarification of DP implementation intentions
  • 8:50 to 8:55 a.m. - Closing practice

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Apply deliberate practice procedures to the challenge of ending sessions on time.

About Dr. Molnar

Chris Molnar, Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology from The Pennsylvania State University. Her post-doctoral fellowship training was in traumatic stress and functional neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is President of the Mindful Exposure Therapy for Anxiety and Psychological Wellness Center, Inc. (META Center). At META Center, she integrates Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) with other forms of psychotherapy. Her work is guided by ongoing developments in functional neuroscience, emotion and motivation, and other areas of inquiry into how humans learn optimally to maintain and apply healthy habits during states of threat and challenge. Before founding META Center in 2007, Dr. Molnar worked as a clinical investigator supported by grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies. For a full list of credentials, scientific contributions, popular press articles, and select professional presentations visit Resources tab.

Target Audience

This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate student trainees seeking licensure and with some clinical experience. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.

Note: This workshop does not require attendees to have a formal mindfulness practice but some experience with a personal mindfulness or related wisdom or contemplative practice will be useful. At different meetings of this series attendees will be guided in practicing formal Relational Mindfulness Practice (RMP), Mindfulness Out Loud (MOL), Deliberate Practice (DP); Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions (MCII): and ultimately Mindful Case Consultation (MCC).

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 one (1) hour of CE 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.

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