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Wise Intervention Wednesday for Enhancing Wellbeing: Mindful CE Journal Club

  • 05/19/2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • Includes 1 CE Credit

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Wise interventions are often brief and grounded in both precise psychological theory and an evidence-base in support of their implementation (Walton, 2014). Wise interventions have potential to create large changes associated with recursive feedforward processes through targeting mechanisms related to belonging, meaning making, and self-integrity / values (Walton & Wilson, 2018). They show promise in reducing the harmful sequela of cognitive bias and stereotyping and in creating conditions for adaptive behaviors that follow shifts in cognition, feelings, and interactions. They enhance sense of safety for groups otherwise at risk for harm by negative stereotypes.

This journal club will introduce specific positive psychology interventions that qualify as wise and are described in Lyubomirsky and her colleagues (2011). Attendees read in advance: Participants will apply either the optimism or the valued future-self practice in the Mindful Case Consultation (MCC) dyad while contemplating a specific way to enhance effectiveness as a therapist via one of the two interventions described in Lyubomirsky et al (2011).

Future Wise Wednesday journal clubs will focus on additional wise interventions and reducing the cognitive bias that interferes with ethical and adaptive behaviors. For more visit

We will continue to implement the Relational Mindfulness Practice (RMP) called Mindful Case Contemplation (MCC) (read 2-page article in advance at as well as Lyubomirsky et al (2011) in advance to guide inquiry into creating conditions for ethical action toward self and clients.

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

Schedule for Wise Wednesday Mindful Journal Club Meetings

·         11:00 to 11:10 a.m. - Opening 10 min guided mindfulness practice to support Relational Mindfulness Practice (RMP) during meeting

·         11:10 to 11:25 a.m. – Description of wise interventions participants will choose from and apply in dyad groups

·         11:25 to 11:45 a.m. – Mindful Case Consultation (MCC) in dyads in confidential break out rooms 

·         11:45 to 11:55 a.m. – Relational Mindfulness Practice (RMP) in larger group where challenges, benefits, surprises, and discoveries are described.

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Implement a specific wise intervention to enhance ethical action in work as a therapist. 

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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