Stuff That’s Loud
Integrating ERP and ACT for Youth with Anxiety and OCD
About This Course
- Help you understand exposure-based treatment in terms of behavioral principles, based on the most current research.
- Address best practices in assessment for child anxiety and OCD to support developing effective treatment plans.
- Help you develop a strong therapeutic alliance that supports engagement in exposure-based treatment.
- Teach you how to conduct exposure-based treatment with various presentations of anxiety and OCD for children 4-19 years old.
- Demonstrate how to integrate specific ACT interventions into flexible exposure.
- Show you best practices for working with families, which is essential to supporting the progress of young people.
- Address your own barriers in conducting exposure-based treatment.
- Support robust generalization and maintenance of gains.
- Troubleshoot tricky, difficult-to-treat cases, and address comorbid conditions.
Session 1 September 5, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Overview of ACT/ERP Model; Intro to Inhibitory Learning
Session 2 September 12, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Assessment: Functional Analysis and Clinical RFT
Session 3 September 19, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Creating a Secure Base: Therapeutic Alliance, Bond, and Task Agreement
Session 4 September 26, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Shaping Curiosity: Mindful Attention and Flexible Exposure
Session 5 October 3, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Increasing Willingness and Motivation: Creative Hopelessness and Acceptance
Session 6 October 10, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Perspective-Taking: Defusion and Self-As-Context
Session 7 October 17, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Building Flexibility: Values Discovery and Generalization Work
Session 8 October 24, 2019, 4 pm-6 pm EDT
Troubleshooting: Issues of Function and Context, Building a Support Team
Participants will be able to:
- Explain ERP and ACT from a behavior analytic perspective.
- Describe how exposure based on ACT differs from exposure conducted from a traditional habituation model.
- Prepare a functional behavioral assessment and case conceptualization.
- Utilize this process in order to develop a collaborative exposure plan with clients.
- Build an effective therapeutic alliance base that supports exposure engagement.
- Use present moment awareness to support effective engagement in exposure.
- Employ creative hopelessness to develop shared agenda.
- Use clinical RFT techniques to coach exposure engagement.
- Use defusion and self-as-context exercises to support exposure engagement.
- Use values exercises across contexts and comorbid conditions to support generalization and maintenance.
- Learn how to effectively address stuck points with challenging clients.
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Refund and Cancellation Policy
We understand, sometimes things come up!
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