Free Video Lesson: Creating a Preliminary Network Diagram

Using network diagramming as a foundation, you can perform a process-based form of assessment to flesh out the relationships between case features in a way that shows you how and why pathologies are retained within a specific context.

This process helps you see what to target for long-term success — and map out a plan to do so using network diagramming to organize the strategy.

In this free video lesson, ACT co-founder Dr. Steven C. Hayes will guide you through the steps for creating a preliminary network diagram by focusing on key interrelated psychological, biological, and sociocultural processes affecting a client’s life. And he’ll describe how you can adapt and evolve your approach as your understanding of the client’s network develops, allowing you to execute effective, tailor-made therapies in a way that’s firmly grounded in ACT principles.

This free lesson is an excerpt from ACT in Practice, an online course led by Dr. Hayes designed to deepen and empower your work with acceptance and commitment therapy.

Inside, you’ll gain access to a new, process-based framework designed to help clinicians who have a solid ACT foundation bridge the gap between theory and practice. You’ll watch Dr. Hayes apply this framework in extensive clinical demonstrations, including role plays as well as unscripted conversations with clinicians. You’ll also see his thought process from start to finish as he builds network diagrams, performs functional analysis, makes reads, and plans and implements treatment.

Equipped with this insight, you’ll be able to develop a clear pathway for implementing ACT throughout your therapeutic relationships — and become more effective at cultivating prosperity in the lives of your clients.

Click here to find out more about ACT in Practice and enroll