The Benefits of Self-Compassion (2 CE)
Number of Credits: 2
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, LMFTs & SWs
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Kirschner, H., Kuyken, W., Wright, K., Roberts, H., Brejcha, C., & Karl, A. (2019). Soothing your heart and feeling connected: A new experimental paradigm to study the benefits of self-compassion, Clinical Psychological Science, 7(3), 545-565. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702618812438
Course Description: Self-compassion encompasses being nonjudgmental about oneself and recognizing one’s experience as part of the human condition. Self-compassion and its use in psychological interventions are associated with improved mental health and well-being. The current study extends previous research on the effects of cultivating self-compassion by employing an experimental approach that combined self-report measures, psychophysiology, and advanced statistical methods to study two newly developed self-compassion conditions in comparison to three control conditions mapped on the tripartite model of affect regulation. Researchers concluded that self-compassion reduces negative self-bias and activates a content and calm state of mind with a disposition for kindness, care, social connectedness, and the ability to self-soothe when stressed.
- Identify the purpose of the study and the methods related to self-compassion and psychophysiological responses as examined in the article.
- Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings.
- Integrate the study limitations with the identified areas of future research.
- Read and understand Soothing Your Heart and Feeling Connected: A New Experimental Paradigm to Study the Benefits of Self-Compassion.
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives.
- Consider the factors related to increased self-compassion and decreased self-criticism coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article.
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article.
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between parasympathetic activation and the experience of feeling safe and connected.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|