Women Rising

Women Rising

Harnessing ACT to Support Strength and Resilience in A Challenging Time

CE Hours available

Women today are concerned with a wide range of issues, including gender equality and discrimination, reproductive rights and health, violence and safety, economic empowerment, work-life balance, education and professional development, mental health, representation and visibility, body image and self-esteem, and the intersectionality of various identities. The oppression of women in its many forms, ranging from human rights violations to sexual harassment to educational barriers to unequal distribution of domestic labor, has enormous societal costs. Societies that oppress women often experience slower economic growth due to the underutilization of women’s talents and contributions. Gender inequality can lead to social instability and conflict, undermining community cohesion and development. Inequality hampers progress toward global development goals, such as efforts to reduce climate change and poverty and improve health and education. Broadly speaking, the oppression of women limits the realization of human potential and the contributions women can make to their societies and the world. Addressing these issues requires comprehensive and inclusive approaches that consider the diverse experiences and challenges faced by women globally. There is no panacea. Still, women can rise.

And mental health providers have a role to play. Providers will be called to awareness in therapy and their personal contexts, needing to support women in all forums. Working to support women in sensitive ways, encouraging parity and equality, and addressing current situational factors both personally and in therapy are needed. ACT uses a unique set of core processes to address mental health issues. Given that risk factors for mental health challenges are interconnected with gender-based life experiences such as those found in the context of oppression, considering how these core processes and gender-based life experiences are intertwined are important aspects of change. This workshop will use experiential and didactic methods focusing on ACT to work with women personally and professionally, understanding how the core processes can best support women rising to meet today’s challenges.

This training offers 8 CE hours if attended live. We can only provide CE to those who are present via Zoom for the live sessions. However, the sessions will be recorded and available to watch later. Registrants may access these recordings at any time for up to nine months after the live training ends.

Before registering, please review conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information here.

Session 1 | October 8, 2024, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Inequality in Today’s World – Where
    Women Stand
  • Making it Personal: Your Empowered and Disempowered Self

Session 2 | October 15, 2024, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT

  • Extending the Empowered and Disempowered Process: What Do You See,
    Feel, and Sense in Your Work with Women
  • Bringing Flexibility to Life in the Lives of Women

Session 3 | October 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT

  • Mindful Awareness as an Empowerment Tool
  • Self as Context: Exploring the Relationship with Me and My Broader Situational

Session 4 | October 29, 2024, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT

  • Inspiring Values-based Change: Empowering Well-being and Courage
  • Our Cooperative and Social Selves: ACT and Real Change

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the various forms of gender discrimination and inequality women face today, including their impacts on mental health and societal well-being.
  2. Describe how psychological flexibility can be used to address social problems.
  3. Use practical skills in applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) core processes to address gender-based challenges, promoting psychological flexibility and resilience in women.
  4. Describe how and when use of the ACT six core processes may change depending on the gender-based context (e.g., contexts where fusion might be supported).
  5. Discuss how to incorporate an intersectional approach in their therapeutic practice, understanding how multiple identities (e.g., race, sexual orientation, disability) intersect with gender to affect women’s experiences and mental health.
  6. Describe how experiential methods influence values-based change related to safely overcoming gender inequality.

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.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 8 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

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 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 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.

NOTE: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

Mental health professionals with some previous exposure and experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This training will not include an introduction to ACT, but will be appropriate for a variety of attendees with knowledge ranging from beginner to advanced.

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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 online@praxiscet.com to cancel a registration.