Working With Self and Identity in ACT

Enrollment for Working with Self and Identity in ACT is currently closed. Join the waitlist below and get access to a free video lesson.

Working With Self and Identity in ACT is an exploration of self processes and principles you can use to more effectively help your clients live with freedom and agency.

Inside the 6 in-depth modules of this course, you’ll learn how to approach self and identity from an acceptance and commitment therapy perspective and help clients develop a broader, more flexible sense of self. Through video instruction, experiential exercises, and unscripted therapy-style conversations, Dr. Kelly G. Wilson will teach you principles to strengthen your work across the entire hexaflex and help clients make lasting change.

After completing the material, you’ll have a practical understanding of the self processes and an actionable approach to working with self and identity so you can confidently help your clients break the grip of fusion with self-stories and move more freely in their lives.

Working with Self and Identity in ACT will reopen for enrollment later this year.

This course is approved for 12 CE hours. Prior to registering, please review all CE information here.

Click the link below to access your free video lesson from the course, and be the first to know when the doors reopen.

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In this video excerpt from Working With Self and Identity in ACT, Dr. Wilson explains the function of fusion with self-as-content — even when it takes the form of "I don't know who I am" or "the world would be better off without me" — and discusses how clinicians can erode the illusion of simplicity that often accompanies these tightly held narratives.

Working With Self and Identity in ACT

Enrollment for Working with Self and Identity in ACT is currently closed. Join the waitlist below and get access to a free video lesson.

Working With Self and Identity in ACT is an exploration of self processes and principles you can use to more effectively help your clients live with freedom and agency.

Inside the 6 in-depth modules of this course, you’ll learn how to approach self and identity from an acceptance and commitment therapy perspective and help clients develop a broader, more flexible sense of self. Through video instruction, experiential exercises, and unscripted therapy-style conversations, Dr. Kelly G. Wilson will teach you principles to strengthen your work across the entire hexaflex and help clients make lasting change.

After completing the material, you’ll have a practical understanding of the self processes and an actionable approach to working with self and identity so you can confidently help your clients break the grip of fusion with self-stories and move more freely in their lives.

Working with Self and Identity in ACT will reopen for enrollment later this year.

This course is approved for 12 CE hours. Prior to registering, please review all CE information here.

Click the link below to access your free video lesson from the course, and be the first to know when the doors reopen.

In this video excerpt from Working With Self and Identity in ACT, Dr. Wilson explains the function of fusion with self-as-content — even when it takes the form of "I don't know who I am" or "the world would be better off without me" — and discusses how clinicians can erode the illusion of simplicity that often accompanies these tightly held narratives.

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • The giveaway that tells you there’s more to a client than fused narratives like "the world would be better off without me"
  • How fusion to a particular self-story can be functional for a client both in and outside of therapy
  • How narratives like “I don’t know who I am” can function as an identity
  • Why you should proceed gently when there is strong attachment to an identity
  • How to erode the illusion of simplicity within a self-story to reveal the longing behind it

A personal note about the course from Kelly Wilson:

As mental and behavioral health clinicians, we strive to help our clients move in the world with freedom and agency.

Whether our clients are pursuing their values to become a trusted colleague, a loving partner, a better parent, or any number of other things, self processes are central to that journey.

But clinicians face a myriad of challenges in their work with self and identity.

They struggle when clients are strongly fused with self-stories.

They worry about invalidating a client’s experiences.

And they get frustrated trying to explain self-as-context to a confused client.

These challenges are what inspired me to create Working With Self and Identity in ACT.

I want you to be more competent than ever when doing self work, so you can help your clients break free from well-worn narratives, and live with newfound freedom and choice.

Inside the course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the self processes from a behavioral perspective. 

Then you’ll learn how to help your clients develop a broader, more flexible sense of self in a way that is sensitive and compassionate.

Along the way, we’ll explore the important role of self-compassion, how therapists’ sense of self impacts their behavior in sessions, and the intimate connection between self and the social world.

Equipped with a set of actionable principles that you’ll learn in the course, I believe you’ll be more competent than ever when helping your clients with self and identity.

Enjoy the free video lesson, and I hope you’ll join me inside the course when the doors reopen.

– Kelly Wilson

A personal note about the course from Kelly Wilson:

They struggle when clients are strongly fused with self-stories.

They worry about invalidating a client’s experiences.

And they get frustrated trying to explain self-as-context to a confused client.

These challenges are what inspired me to create Working With Self and Identity in ACT.

I want you to be more competent than ever when doing self work, so you can help your clients break free from well-worn narratives, and live with newfound freedom and choice.

Inside the course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the self processes from a behavioral perspective. 

Then you’ll learn how to help your clients develop a broader, more flexible sense of self in a way that is sensitive and compassionate.

Along the way, we’ll explore the important role of self-compassion, how therapists’ sense of self impacts their behavior in sessions, and the intimate connection between self and the social world.

Equipped with a set of actionable principles that you’ll learn in the course, I believe you’ll be more competent than ever when helping your clients with self and identity.

Enjoy the free video lesson, and I hope you’ll join me inside the course when the doors reopen.

– Kelly Wilson