Treating Trauma with ACT
Revitalizing Interrupted Lives
About This Course
- Add ACT principles such as mindfulness and acceptance to your trauma treatment repertoire
- Discover the power of leveraging the therapeutic stance and the therapeutic relationship in the context of trauma
- Review the current state of the research on use of ACT in treating trauma
- Learn ways to navigate client challenges that are specific to trauma
Session 1 | July 12, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Introduction: The Fallout of Trauma and Acceptance of Painful Pasts Open, Aware, and Engaged: Building Resiliency Following Trauma
Session 2 | July 19, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Open and Aware: Acceptance and Mindfulness in Recovery from Trauma Practice: Case Conceptualization, Role Play, and Challenges
Session 3 | July 26, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Aware and Engaged: Perspective Taking and Values in Recovery from Trauma Practice: The Arc of Therapy, Role Play, and Challenges
Session 4 | August 2, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Integrating ACT with Other Trauma-Focused Therapies (PE, EMDR, and PCT)
- Integrating ACT with Body-Focused Trauma Treatments
Session 5 | August 9, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Trauma, Safety, and the ACT Therapeutic Relationship
- Practice: ACT and the Therapeutic Stance in the Treatment of Trauma
Session 6 | August 16, 2019, 5 PM—7 PM EDT
- Trauma and Moral Injury: Moral Emotions, Cognitions and the Fallout of Perpetrating Harm
- ACT in the Treatment of Moral Injury: Exploring Shame, Guilt, Disgust, and Anger
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the psychopathological impact of experiential avoidance and its relationship to trauma.
- Explain how human language participates in suffering following trauma.
- Explain how being open, aware, and engaged builds resiliency following trauma.
- Describe the six core processes of ACT and the intricacies of using these processes with trauma survivors.
- Explain how willingness to experience and perspective-taking can assist the trauma survivor in learning to relate to their internal experience in a healthier way.
- Describe how values-based living can bring meaning back to the trauma survivor’s life.
- Describe how ACT can be integrated with other trauma treatments.
- Explain the role of the ACT therapeutic stance and its relevance in creating safety when treating trauma.
- Define moral injury and describe how it is different from other trauma-related problems.
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Lang, A. J., Schnurr, P. P., Jain, S., He, F., Walser, R. D., Bolton, E., … & Strauss, J. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for distress and impairment in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(S1), 74.
Twohig, M. P. (2009). Acceptance and commitment therapy for treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16(3), 243-252.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
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