ACT 1 Online: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (September 2020)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
About This Course
- An experiential understanding of the six basic processes of ACT’s Psychological Flexibility Model:
- Flexible contact with the present moment
- Cognitive Defusion
- 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
Prior to registering, please review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information.
Session 1 | September 11, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EDT
Foundations of ACT: Functional Contextualism, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Relational Frame Theory
Session 2 | September 18, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EDT
Psychological Inflexibility and Creative Hopelessness
Session 3 | September 25, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EDT
Psychological Flexibility Part 1: Mindfulness-Based Processes
Session 4 | October 2, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EDT
Psychological Flexibility Part 2: Valued-Action Processes (with Self-Compassion)
Session 5 | October 9, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EDT
The ACT Matrix: Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning/Interventions
Session 6 | October 16, 2020, 4 PM—6 PM EST
The Therapeutic Relationship: Informed Consent, Goal Collaboration, Stance/Alliance, and Shaping Behavior
Participants will be able to:
- Relate ACT to its foundational underpinnings of Functional Contextualism, Relational Frame Theory, and Applied Behavior Analysis
- Describe the six core processes of psychological flexibility/inflexibility
- Demonstrate how to contact the present moment with flexible, yet focused, attention
- Demonstrate how to access the observing process of self-as-context
- Demonstrate how to cultivate compassion with the perspective-taking process of self-as-context
- Demonstrate how to facilitate defusion from sticky cognitions
- Demonstrate how to foster acceptance of painful private experiences
- Demonstrate how to construct and clarify values while differentiating from goals
- Illustrate how to use creative hopelessness to motivate a change in the control agenda
- Demonstrate case conceptualization and treatment planning with the ACT Matrix while probing for toward moves (committed action) and away moves (experiential avoidance)
- Formulate ACT-consistent informed consent, goal collaboration, and therapeutic stance
- Demonstrate how to model, evoke, and reinforce psychological flexibility within the therapeutic relationship
- Explain the concept of workability and how it informs the entire ACT model
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 12 CE Hours by the following:
- 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
- NASW - This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886825109-5346) for 12 continuing education contact hours.
- APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
RFT Interventions for Transforming Pain into Purpose: relationally framed questions designed to transform the function of painful private events through the addition or augmentation of meaning and purpose
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
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