ACT 3 Online: Mastering ACT

Bridging the Gap between Conceptual Understanding and Practical Application

13
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Robyn Walser, PhD Renowned author, researcher, and master ACT trainer

About This Course

Many people who get excited about ACT, and feel they understand it conceptually, find it more difficult to implement the work for real-life clients with unique challenges. The chief goal of this advanced-practice workshop is to teach you a more flexible application of ACT, one that bridges the gap between conceptual understanding and implementation.

Experiential knowing—not just verbal understanding—is key to practicing ACT with heart and wisdom. In this workshop you’ll practice implementing the core ACT processes in a flexible and heartfelt way with your clients. You’ll bring challenging elements from your clinical work to the discussion, and Robyn Walser will guide you on how to meet them with a fluid and interwoven process linked to theory and carefully applied to the needs of the people you serve. Far beyond stepwise clinical technology, this masterclass for ACT therapists is about the art and science of doing ACT well on a session-to-session basis with all your clients.

In this unique online version of the workshop, Robyn has developed additional homework exercises to help you integrate what you have learned more effectively between sessions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take what you have learned, practice it between sessions, and get further feedback from Robyn and the group. These additional elements promise to make your ability to implement ACT in an elegant, heartfelt, effective way even more powerful.



This training is worth 13 CE credit hours if attended live. While we can only provide CE to those who are present – i.e. logged in – for live presentation(s), all Praxis webinars are recorded for later viewing. Registrants may then access these recordings at any time for up to six months from the conclusion of the training to which they pertain.

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

Schedule

There will be a 15 minute break around 1:30 PM during each session.

Session 1 | Saturday, August 7, 2021, 12 PM—3:30 PM EDT

Session 2 | Sunday, August 8, 2021, 12 PM—3:30 PM EDT

Session 3 | Saturday, August 21, 2021, 12 PM—3:30 PM EDT

Session 4 | Sunday, August 22, 2021, 12 PM—3:30 PM EDT

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Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe what is meant by therapeutic presence from an ACT perspective.
  2. Explain what is meant by ACT processes in the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Explain what is meant by ACT processes from the perspective of personal internal experience and how it is relevant to therapy.
  4. Explain what is meant by ACT processes and their flexible use with respect to the six core components of ACT.
  5. Describe barriers to fluid implementation of ACT and how to work through these barriers in an ACT consistent fashion.
  6. List the six pathological processes and aspects of how they function in the client’s life as well as recognizing how to consider which ACT process applies given the pathological process.
  7. Describe how core ACT processes and aspects of their function should be addressed and explored in session.
  8. Describe how the use of ACT interventions reveal the flow and non-toxic nature of private experience and how this can promote therapeutic change.
  9. Describe the role of personal values in guiding the work done in ACT therapy and how to apply it across sessions.
  10. Explain how ACT metaphors and experiential exercises can be tailored to fit the client’s experience and language practices including the social and cultural contexts.
  11. Explain the importance of undefended choice as held by the ACT model.
  12. Describe how ACT techniques are broadly useful for intervening with multi-problem patients dealing with a number of life issues.
  13. List the benefits of mindfulness as a practice as well as an ongoing process during session, including how it can be used to cultivate compassion.

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This live online course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 13 CE Hours by the following listed below. There was no commercial support for this activity. All the planners/presenters have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors:Indicated courses have been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 13 CE hours. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.
  • Behavior Analysts:PraxisCET is an approved BACB ACE Provider # OP-17-2718.
  • National Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6759. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • NY Social Workers:Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0467
  • NY Counselors:Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0198.
  • NY Psychologists:Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0002.
Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
  • Physicians:This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Institute for Better Health and Praxis Continuing Education and Training. The Institute for Better Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Better Health designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Psychologists:Institute for Better Health is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
  • Nurses:Institute for Better Health, Inc is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Institute for Better Health is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, BRN (Provider CEP#2672).
  • Educators:Institute for Better Health has been approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (WESPSB), a member of NASDTEC, as a Clock Hour Provider for Educators. Learners may claim one Clock Hour for each activity hour attended. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.
  • Social Workers please note:In many states, you may be able to self-submit this course to your board. Many states have reciprocity with other approvals offered for this course such as APA, NBCC, or NY State Social Work. Please check with your individual board for further information on what is acceptable.

Prerequisites

Participants in this workshop are strongly encouraged to have had at least one formal multi-day ACT training workshop prior to taking ACT III. If you’re brand new to ACT, please read more about our ACT I and ACT II trainings.

Audience

For mental health professionals, intermediate to advanced.

Recommended Reading

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

References

Walser, R. D., & O’Connell, M. (2021). Acceptance and commitment therapy and the therapeutic relationship: Rupture and repair. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77(2), 429-440.

Walser, R. D. (2013). Love and the human condition. In T.B. Kashdan & J. Ciarrochi (Eds.) Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications

Walser, R. D. (2019). The Heart of ACT: Developing a Flexible, Process-Based, and Client-Centered Practice Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

Gloster, A. T., Walder, N., Levin, M., Twohig, M., & Karekla, M. (2020). The empirical status of acceptance and commitment therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Luoma, J., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. D. (2007). Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Skills Training Manual for Therapists. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

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.