Commit and Act: Games and Frames: Using RFT to Play with Language and Expand your Clinical Repertoire

CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Miranda Morris, PhD Peer-reviewed ACT trainer

About This Course

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This workshop is about having fun with RFT. Yes, you read that right - FUN with RFT! Learning RFT can be daunting and many ACT practitioners give up before they get to the good part: using it clinically. The purpose of the workshop is twofold: 1) to demonstrate the relevance of ACT theory to clinical work, 2) to help clinicians increase the flexibility and efficacy of their interventions with clients. The workshop is ideal for practitioners who are already practicing ACT who want to broaden their repertoire and deepen their understanding of the model.

To start, we’ll learn the basics of RFT so that we can start practicing identifying clinically relevant relational framing as it is happening in session. We will use framing to help clients contact internal experiences as they are (not as language says they are) and to enhancing client and therapist sensitivity to function and context.

In this workshop, we will use didactic methods to help give participants a basic understanding of concepts that can be challenging for clinicians (e.g., mutual entailment, combinatorial entailment, and transformation of stimulus function). We will use case examples and group exercises to “play” with different frames and help participants put concepts into practice. In addition, we will use experiential exercises to help participants identity and work with different relational frames, increase context sensitivity and response flexibility.

Commit and Act is a non-governmental organization working to bring psychotherapeutic support to communities in need in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Liberia. Their goal is to build a renewed sense of trust in the people they work with. To help individuals find the courage to rebuild their lives according to their own vision and values. Their local professional therapists counsel individuals and community groups.

PraxisCET is proud to help support this work. Proceeds from this presentation will go directly to Commit and Act, providing vital funding for the health and education services they provide in Sierra Leone and elsewhere.


February 23, 2021, 4 PM—6 PM EST

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Identify and define the 3 key features of RFT (mutual entailment, combinatorial entailment, and transformation of stimulus function).
  2. Describe at least 3 relational frames.
  3. Describe at least 1 strategy to use intentional relational framing to enhance context sensitivity.

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 2 CE Hours by the following:

  • BACB – Behavior Analysts
  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • 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.
  • NY State – Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers




Mental health professionals: beginner-intermediate level

Recommended Reading



Romnero, J., Torneke, N (2008). The ABCs of Human Behavior: Behavioral Principles for the Practicing Clinician. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger

Torneke, N. (2010). Learning RFT: An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory and Its Clinical Application. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger

Villatte, M, Villatte, J.L, & Hayes, S. (2019). Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention. New York: Guilford Press

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