ACT 1 – Cleveland

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

13
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Lou Lasprugato, MFT Peer-reviewed ACT trainer and therapist

About This Workshop

Join Lou Lasprugato, MFT, 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
Attendees must complete the course in full and attend all sessions in order to receive ANY continuing education credit. No partial credit will be given.

Prior to registering, please review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information.

*A hotel room block is not available for this event.

Program

Friday, September 11

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Registration (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • Welcoming and Introduction
  • Orientation to ACT
  • ACT Roots: Philosophy, Theory, Technology

10:15 am to 10:30 am 

  • Morning Break  (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

  • Psychological Inflexibility (Core Processes) 
  • Creative Hopelessness (Confronting the Control Agenda)

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Psychological Flexibility (Mindfulness Processes):
  • Contact with the Present Moment
  • Self-as-Context

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Psychological Flexibility (Mindfulness Processes continued):
  • Defusion
  • Acceptance
  • Q & A
Saturday, September 12

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Check-in (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • Psychological Flexibility (Valued Action Processes):
  • Values
  • Committed Action

10:15am to 10:30am 

  • Morning Break (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30pm

  • Self-Compassion
  • The ACT Matrix:
  • Case Conceptualization
  • Treatment Planning

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • The Therapeutic Relationship:
  • Informed Consent
  • Goal Collaboration
  • Therapeutic Stance

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 

  • Shaping Psychological Flexibility (Skill-Building Practice)
  • Q & A

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. 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. Illustrate 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. 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

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 13 CE Hours by the following:

  • APA – Psychologists
  • ASWB – National Social Workers
  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • NY State – Counselors and Social Workers
  • Other State Level Counselors, MFTs, and Social Workers
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • ACCME – Physicians
  • ANCC – Nurses

Prerequisites

None.

Audience

For mental health professionals, beginners to intermediate.

Recommended Reading

References

Hayes, S. C., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017). The third wave of cognitive behavioral therapy and the rise of process‐based care. World Psychiatry, 16 (3), 245–246.

Biglan, Anthony, Steven C. Hayes, and Jacqueline Pistorello. “Acceptance and commitment: Implications for prevention science.” Prevention science 9.3 (2008): 139-152.

Hayes, S. C., Luoma, J., Bond, F., Masuda, A., & Lillis, J. (2006). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Model, processes, and outcomes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(1), 1-25.

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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September 11–12, 2020
8:30am–5:00pm
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport
7230 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
See venue's website. No room block available.

Available Discounts

  • Groups of 3 or more professionals receive 20% off at checkout
  • Register by July 31 to save $50
  • Student registrations are not eligible for ANY discounts
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