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STAIRCaSE: Transtheoretical Case Formulation for Corrective Experience with Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D.

  • 01/11/2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1.5 CE Credits
  • Includes 1.5 CE Credit
  • No CE for student level of registration

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At this virtual CE journal club on Wednesday 1/11/23 from 11:00 12:30 p.m. ET, Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D., will guide us through a transtheoretical approach to case conceptualization captured by the acronym STAIRCaSE. Registrants will receive a chapter and associated resources that Dr. Goldfried requires as reading in advance. Please have the handouts you will receive as a registrant printed out and available to reference. 

Wisdom Wednesday CE events often include experiential practice of evidence-based procedures.  Dr. Goldfried will offer consultation feedback in support of formulating cases using the STAIRCase model.

The ongoing wisdom Wednesday series focuses on some of the transtheoretical constructs and processes of change that continue to emerge as therapeutic trans-diagnostically, including assertiveness, compassion, and other  factors that support exposure to corrective emotional experiences that promote learning, intentional change efforts, and the generalization of skills in a client's life. This is a continuation of the CE event where the focus was his article, Obtaining Consensus in Psychotherapy: What Holds Us Back?.  

Attendees are asked to come prepared for respectful dialogue and also welcome to bring questions related to Talking Therapy - the You Tube / Spotify series where he is in dialogue with Allen Frances, M.D. about transtheoretical constructs applicable transdiagnostically

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the specific steps of the STAIRCaSE approach to case conceptualization.
  • Describe implementation of the STAIRCase approach with a specific case. 
Required Reading

Eubanks, C. F., & Goldfried, M. R. (2019). A principle-based approach to psychotherapy integration. Handbook of psychotherapy integration, 88-105.

Suggested Reading

Goldfried, M. R. (2019). Obtaining consensus in psychotherapy: What holds us back?. American Psychologist74(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 INTERMEDIATE.

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 and a half (1.5) hours 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.
  • Those requiring accommodations please email 48-hours in advance to notify PBTA at
  • Zoom link is sent 48 hours before event start as well as the morning of this event.
  • Required reading & associated resources will be emailed to all registrants from - save email in contacts as CE certificate sent from it to eligible participants post-event as well.

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