Free Introduction to ACT

CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Timothy Gordon, MSW Peer-reviewed ACT trainer, social worker, and author

About This Course

Are you looking for new tools for your practice to get better outcomes with clients? Do you feel burnt out with all the pain and anguish you see every day? Are you tired of feeling like it’s your job to “fix” people? Do you have difficult clients who don’t seem to want to change?

Have you heard about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or other mindfulness- and values-based modalities, and you’re curious to learn more?

If so, this free webinar is for you. It will teach you the basics of ACT, how it works, and why it is one of the premier evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities today.

No matter what psychological tradition you come from, ACT can provide you unique practical tools and techniques that will help you improve outcomes in your clinical practice—and quickly. With ACT, you don’t have to change what you already do or learn a whole new way of thinking to get results. You can just start integrating the ACT method, and see for yourself how the energy in the room shifts, how clients change, and how you yourself change along with them.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • Why ACT is a unifying model that crosses all schools of psychological thought
  • What psychological flexibility is, and why it might be at the heart of human happiness
  • The underlying theory of language on which ACT is based
  • How six underlying processes form the foundation on which the ACT model is based
  • How combining acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based living can help your clients live a life of meaning and purpose
We hope you enjoy the presentation and can use it to help your clients and yourself.

This training is worth 1 CE credit hour.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Define functional contextualism as a unifying model of clinical orientations
  2. Describe the six processes that underlie psychological flexibility
  3. Conceptualize pathology as psychological inflexibility that can be targeted for improvement through ACT’s six core processes
  4. Discuss how relational frame theory informs human suffering through the inability to delete arbitrarily derived relational responses




Mental Health Professionals

Recommended Reading

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Learning ACT

Learning ACT
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists

Learning ACT for Group Treatment
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists

The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix
A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the ACT Matrix Model in Clinical Practice

ACT in Practice
Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


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