“Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you’re
good enough, self-compassion asks: what’s good for you?” -Kristin Neff
Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 8-week program designed to
cultivate the skill of Self-Compassion. Based on the groundbreaking
research of Dr. Kristin Neff, from the University of Texas, Austin and the
clinical perspective of Dr. Chris Germer, clinical professor from Harvard
Medical School, MSC teaches skills and practices to help manage and respond to life’s
difficulties with kindness and understanding. A moment of self-compassion
can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the
course of your life.
Pittman McGehee, PhD & Beth Block, LMFT, MA
Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17 (Tu)
Seton Cove Classroom
$500 (Pre-registration required.)
This is a CEU Accredited class. Licensed Professional Counselors, Chaplains, and Social Workers earn 18 hours of continuing education
Pittman McGehee, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. Pittman received his doctorate from The University of Texas, Austin where he researched self-compassion and mindfulness with Kristin Neff. He has worked as a psychologist with individuals of all ages and trained in many different environments. Prior to working in private practice, he worked and trained at the Austin Psychology and Assessment Center, the Capital Area Mental Health Center, and the Travis County Correctional Complex. He also trained at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, where he worked with individual students and co-led several groups, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy groups for depressed students. In addition, Dr. McGehee is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer, is adjunct faculty at Seton Cove Spirituality Center, and will take a teaching faculty position in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin in the Spring of 2017.
Beth Block, LMFT, MA, has been practicing psychotherapy for more than twenty years. She earned her B.S. in Psychology upon graduating Magna Cum-Laude from the University of Illinois in 1993. She began her work in San Francisco, then, after traveling extensively in Southeast Asia in 1997 exploring eastern spiritual practices and Buddhist psychology, she returned to the Bay Area to attend the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2001. Beth is a skilled witness, partner, and guide who creates a safe and comfortable space for individuals and groups to articulate their inner experience through both words and symbols. She believes that psychotherapeutic work profoundly transforms our inner worlds, and that the practice of becoming conscious can generate a practice of living that includes self-awareness and self-acceptance, relief from constant inner conflict, and a renewed sense of feeling ‘grounded’ in oneself, despite the challenges we face in the external world.