ACT 1 – Phoenix

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

13
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Steven C. Hayes, PhD Cofounder of ACT, leader of contextual behavioral science, and renowned author

About This Workshop

Join ACT co-founder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT). Over the two days, you will learn:
  • An experiential understanding of the six basic processes of ACT’s Psychological Flexibility Model:
    • Flexible contact with the present moment
    • Cognitive Defusion
    • Acceptance
    • Self-as-context
    • Values
    • Committed action
  • The relationship between the six basic processes and Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
  • How to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • Practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change
  • Ways to assess, observe, and influence client processes in session
*No hotel room block is available for this workshop.

Program

Friday, December 6th

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Registration (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • Welcoming and Orientation
  • Defining Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Introducing Psychological Flexibility
  • Introducing the Hexagon Model

10:15 am to 10:30 am 

  • Morning Break  (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

  • Defusion and Acceptance: Noticing Your Mind and Opening Up to Experience

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Self-as-Context: Inhabiting a Flexible Self

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Values and Committed Action: Making Bold Moves
  • Debrief/Q & A/Check-out
Saturday, December 7th

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Check-in (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • Q & A
  • Committed Action

10:15am to 10:30am 

  • Morning Break (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30pm

  • Contacting the Present Moment
  • Bringing it all Together

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • ACT for Clinically Relevant Concerns: OCD, Trauma, Depression

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 

  • Methods of Doing ACT: The Mindful Action Plan
  • Final Q & A/Check-out

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe how to relate ACT to its foundational underpinnings of Functional Contextualism, Relational Frame Theory, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
  2. Describe the six core processes of psychological flexibility/inflexibility.
  3. Demonstrate how to contact the present moment with flexible, yet focused, attention.
  4. Demonstrate how to access the observing process of self-as- context.
  5. Demonstrate how to cultivate compassion with the perspective-taking process of self-as- context.
  6. Demonstrate how to facilitate defusion from sticky cognitions.
  7. Demonstrate how to foster acceptance of painful private experiences.
  8. Demonstrate how to construct and clarify values while differentiating from goals.
  9. Explain how to use creative hopelessness to motivate a change in the control agenda.
  10. Demonstrate case conceptualization and treatment planning with the ACT Matrix while probing
    for toward moves (committed action) and away moves (experiential avoidance).
  11. Explain how to formulate ACT-consistent informed consent, goal collaboration, and therapeutic stance.
  12. Demonstrate how to model, evoke, and reinforce psychological flexibility within the therapeutic
    relationship.
  13. Explain the concept of workability and how it informs the entire ACT model.

Prerequisites

None.

Audience

For mental health professionals, beginner to intermediate.

Recommended Reading

Luoma, J., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. (2017). Learning ACT (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications

References

Luoma, J., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. (2017). Learning ACT (2nd edition). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Hayes, S. C., & Lillis, J. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at events@praxiscet.zendesk.com to cancel a registration.

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December 6–7, 2019
8:30am–5:00pm
Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore
2630 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
See venue's website. No room block available.

Available Discounts

  • Register 3 or more people at once for a 20% discount.
  • Register before October 25 for a $50 discount.
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