ACT Daily

Cultivating client psychological flexibility in everyday living

8
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Diana Hill, PhD Psychologist, author, and cohost of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast

About This Course

ACT is an evidence-based, modern approach to therapy that can help clients get unstuck from unhelpful patterns and respond more effectively to thoughts and emotions. ACT moves beyond symptom reduction and cultivates psychological flexibility so that clients are free to build rich and meaningful lives. In this dynamic, hands-on workshop Diana will guide you through a fresh approach to ACT. You will learn the 6 core processes of ACT: Being Present, Cognitive Defusion, Acceptance, Perspective Taking, Values and Committed ACTion and how to engage your clients in applying these skills in their daily lives. Diana has a knack for taking complex ideas and breaking them down into accessible and applicable skills you can use in the therapy room right away. This workshop will include experiential exercises, metaphors, journal prompts, assessments, meditations, and worksheets to help your clients live more present and engaged lives today.

This training is worth 8 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

Session 1 | March 1, 2022, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Introduction
Overview of psychological flexibility and it’s benefits in clinical practice
Being Present
Session 2 | March 8, 2022, 1 PM—3 PM EST
Acceptance
Values
Session 3 | March 15, 2022, 1 PM—3 PM EDT
Cognitive Defusion
Perspective Taking
Session 4 | March 22, 2022, 1 PM—3 PM EDT
Committed Action
Integration

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Describe psychological flexibility and list its 6 core processes
  • Describe the benefits of being present, and when it matters most
  • Define what acceptance means in ACT and what values are in ACT
  • Describe the role of experiential avoidance in suffering, and identify common experiential avoidance strategies
  • Discuss the relationship between values and pain
  • Describe the paradox of thought suppression
  • Describe cognitive defusion and discuss how to lead clients in 3 experiential exercises using cognitive defusion techniques
  • Describe why committed action is falling on purpose
  • Discuss how the ACT processes work together and influence each other.

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This live online course is sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and is approved for 8 CE Hours by the following listed below. There was no commercial support for this activity. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
  • Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • Nursing: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this activity for a maximum of 8 ANCC contact hours.
  • Physicians: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

  • Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 8 clinical continuing education credits.
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors:This course has been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 8 CE hours. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.
  • 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.

Prerequisites

None

Audience

For mental health professionals, beginners through intermediate

Recommended Reading

None

References

A-Tjak, J. G. L., Morina, N., Topper, M. & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2021). One year follow-up and mediation in cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for adult depression. BMC Psychiatry, 21(41). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-03020-1

A-Tjak, J. G., Davis, M. L., Morina, N., Powers, M. B., Smits, J. A., & Emmelkamp, P. M. (2015). A meta-analysis of the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy for clinically relevant mental and physical health problems. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84(1), 30-36.

Barrett, K., O’Connor, M., & Mchugh, L. (2019). A Systematic Review of Values-Based Psychometric Tools Within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The Psychological Record, 1-29. doi: 10.1007/s40732-019-00352-7

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.