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Psychotherapy: What Holds Us Back?: Wisdom Wednesday CE with Dr. Marvin Goldfried

  • 10/26/2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • If you attended the Omega 2022 CE training you may use code given to you to register freely & obtain CE.
  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • No CE for student level of registration

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At this virtual CE journal club from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET we will be joined by Marvin Goldfried, Ph.D., author of "Obtaining Consensus in Psychotherapy: What Holds Us Back?:" His commitment to furthering the field of psychotherapy in the service of reducing suffering has been immense and ongoing for decades. In the journal article (required reading) that is the focus of this one-hour Q & A CE event he will respond to questions about the barriers to obtaining consensus in psychotherapy. He notes that there are transtheoretical principles of change that promote growth in clients -- these lie between theory and technique. These principles and associated constructs that often are repackaged and renamed by those of differing orientations have also been the focus of his Talking Therapy You Tube channel and Spotify podcast with friend & colleague Allen Frances, M.D. Talking Therapy offers a living history from two wise mental health professionals whose influence on the fields of diagnosis and therapy have been immense. Dr. Goldfried has remained committed to the intention of obtaining consensus so that the field of psychotherapy can grow in the service of our clients. Bring your questions from the required reading & / or the Taking Therapy series for Dr. Goldfried as they will prompt dialogue!

Wisdom Wednesday begins with a guided opening mindfulness practice to support non-reactivity & respectful dialogue. Future journal clubs will focus on some of the constructs that continue to emerge as therapeutic including assertiveness, compassion, and what is essential to support behavior and ultimately cognitive change and what conditions support exposure to corrective emotional experiences. 

Attendees are required to read the journal article that can be accessed using links above and come prepared for respectful dialogue as we contemplate the below CE objective.

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Describe one of five transtherapeutic principles of change that support growth in clients, and one barrier to obtaining consensus  about principles of change, in psychotherapy.

Required Reading

Goldfried, M. R. (2019). Obtaining consensus in psychotherapy: What holds us back?. American Psychologist, 74(4), 484.

Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldfried is a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University. He investigates the process of change in  psychotherapy, comparing different theoretical orientations for both common and unique processes. He is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration;  founding Editor of In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice; Past President of the  Society for Psychotherapy Research; and recipient of the American Psychological  Association (APA) Division of Clinical Psychology's 1998 award for Distinguished  Research Contributions to Clinical Psychology, the Division of Psychotherapy's  award for Distinguished Psychologist in the year 2000, the 2001 APA Award for  Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge, the 2002 Division 1 States Award for  Contributions Toward Unifying Psychology, the 2003 Association for the Advancement  of Behavior Therapy Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions, the 2004 APA Award  from the Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, and the 2005  Society for Psychotherapy Research Distinguished Career Award. Recipient of the 2018 APA/American Psychological Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for the Application of Psychology.

He also is committed to clinical and research issues associated with  gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, and has developed a network of psychologists who have come out in open support of their lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender family members.  (For more information about AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,  and Transgender Family, see:

Above is excerpted from About Dr. Goldfried

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 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 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.
  • * PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York.
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  • Zoom link is sent 48 hours before event start as well as the morning of this event.

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