Increasing Competence, Worthiness, & Self-Esteem: Feeling Good by Doing Good

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Date Jul 15, 2015
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $49.00
Embark on a “worthy” endeavor with your clients by addressing self-esteem issues and implementing Competence and Worthiness Training.

Full Description:
Research consistently identifies two basic functions of self-esteem: self-protection and self-expansion. By addressing these in counseling sessions, clinicians can help clients recover from stressors while also growing in new ways. 

In this webinar, participants take a fresh look at the concept of self-esteem, visualizing it as a combination of competence and worthiness. Dr. Mruk delineates the different types of self-esteem that can be generated (low, defensive, and authentic) and makes an important connection between authentic or healthy self-esteem and positive psychology. Finally, participants receive guidance on how to implement Competence and Worthiness Training (CWT), an empirically supported positive therapy, into their practices.   

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify two functions of self-esteem 
Describe the difference between healthy and unhealthy types of self-esteem
Analyze connections between self-esteem and positive psychology
Explain the 5 steps of Competence and Worthiness Training (CWT)
Assess ways to enhance authentic self-esteem in clinical or psychoeducational settings 

Your Presenter:
CHRIS MRUK, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State, where he has received his home college’s Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship awards. His publications include two books, one of which is now in its 4th edition; and over two dozen publications in clinical, self-esteem, and positive psychology. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Mruk worked in a number of mental health settings including addictions, crisis intervention services, and directing the counseling center at St. Francis College in PA. He regularly offers CE workshops to mental health, law enforcement, and educational professionals. Chris can be contacted at

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Case Managers


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