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Loving-Kindness (Metta). Secular Wisdom Practices: What? For Whom? By Whom? & How to Develop Competence? Virtual CE Journal Club

  • 03/06/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual

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  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • NO CE credits are offered for student level of registration

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Loving-Kindness Practice that was part of the protocol implemented in  Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M. (2008). Open hearts build lives: positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources. Journal of personality and social psychology, 95(5), 1045. will be demonstrated by study meditation teacher Sandra Finkel, MPH during this lunchtime (EST) journal club.

This is the second of PBTA's 2024 series intended to offer participants a direct experience of guided secular meditation practices; their associated evidence base; and some guidelines for how to develop competence in implementation with a variety of populations who may benefit. As well, typical challenges and adaptations will be described.

The secular wisdom practices that are part of this series are guided by a variety of vetted practitioners who often served as protocol therapists in the studies described in the required and suggested readings for the event. Attendees be sure to read the scientific journal article related to the practice that is demonstrated.

Attendees will be directed to resources to support development of  competency for offering practices . As well, resources for appropriate referral options to trained practitioners will be provided.

Required Reading (click on citations to download where available)

Stefan, S. I., & Hofmann, S. G. (2019). Integrating metta into CBT: How loving kindness and compassion meditation can enhance CBT for treating anxiety and depression. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1(3), 1-15.

Suggested Reading

Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M. (2008). Open hearts build lives: positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources. Journal of personality and social psychology, 95(5), 1045.

CE Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

Describe essential elements of loving-kindness practice.

Observe the elements of a formal evidence-based loving-kindness practice in the role of a participant-practitioner.

Describe two of the populations for which the practice has an evidence-base for enhancing mental health.

Describe two specific challenges often encountered by clients in implementing the practice, and associated adaptations.

List one action step for developing competence in offering elements of the program to psychotherapy clients and one for referring clients to practitioners who have developed competence offering it.

ZOOM LINK SENT 48-Hours before & morning of the event to all without balance due.

Presenter

Sandra Finkel, M.P.H. in Health Management and Policy, served as the meditation teacher & protocol developer behind in the influential study with Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. et al. entitled, "Open hearts build lives: positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources" [see suggested readings]. For full bio visit http://www.sandrafinkel.com/

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.

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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