Washington Innovators in Behavioral Therapy

Seattle
September 11, 2015 to September 12, 2015

Thanks for a great experience!

14
CE Credit Hours

for psychologists, social workers, counselors, board-certified behavior analysts, and more

Welcome from the WACBS Board: Jonathan Bricker, Jennifer Plumb Vilardaga,
Maika D’Ambrosi & Christeine Terry!

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Washington State, informally known as the "Florence of behavioral psychology," is home to some of the leading creators and trainers of contextual behavioral therapies. Spend a weekend with them at a beautiful, in-city Seattle retreat center where you can learn their newest innovations in behavioral therapy. Build and sharpen your clinical skills in leading approaches to behavioral therapies, including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

Hear a summary of the current empirical status of these behavioral approaches for helping clients change. The weekend will offer you the chance to retreat from your work, learn from some of Washington State’s best behavioral trainers, improve your clinical work, connect with colleagues, and enjoy the beauty of Seattle.   

Event Slides

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Program

Friday, September 11

7:00 am to 8:00 am (Cedar Foyer)
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Not available for CE credit)
Includes freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and Tazo® herbal teas, hot chocolate, cider, fruit juices, soda, water, seasonal fruit platters, oatmeal, yogurt, an assortment of bagels, breakfast breads and hard boiled eggs

8:00 am to 8:45 am (Cedar Room)
Welcome Keynote Presentation
Jonathan Bricker

Track 1:  8:45 am to 5:00 pm (Cedar Room)
Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Kirk D. Strosahl & Patricia J. Robinson

10:30 am to 10:45 am (Cedar Foyer)
Mid-morning refresher (Not available for CE credit)

Track 2:  8:45 am to 12:15 pm (Maple Room)
Beyond Package Labels:
Making Progress in Difficult Cases
Kelly Koerner

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Dining Room)
Lunch Break (Not available for CE credit)
Buffet luncheon served in the Pacific Room offering a wide variety of salads, hot entrées, artisan breads, beverages, and desserts.

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm (Cedar Foyer)
Afternoon snack (Not available for CE credit)

Track 2:  1: 30 pm to 5:00 pm (Maple Room)
Applying Compassion-Focused Therapy in the Treatment of Problematic Anger
Russell Kolts 

 

Saturday, September 12

7:45 am to 8:45am (Cedar Foyer)
Check in & Continental Breakfast (Not available for CE credit)
Morning Mixer- Mix and Mingle with fellow attendees

Track 1:  8:45 am to 5pm (Cedar Room)
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP):
Deepening Your Clinical Skills of Awareness, Courage, Therapeutic Love and Behavioral Interpretation
Robert Kohlenberg & Mavis Tsai

10:30 am to 10:45 am (Cedar Foyer)
Mid-morning refresher (Not available for CE credit)

Track 2:  8:45 am to 12:15 pm (Maple Room)
Changing Cognition: A Contextual Behavioral Approach
Matthieu & Jennifer Villatte

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Dining Room)
Lunch Break (Not available for CE credit)
Buffet luncheon served in the Pacific Room offering a wide variety of salads, hot entrées, artisan breads, beverages, and desserts

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm (Cedar Foyer)
Afternoon snack (Not available for CE credit)
Includes freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and Tazo® herbal teas, soda and an assortment of sweet and savory items such as candy, brownies or cookies and garlic pita with hummus

Track 2:  1: 30 pm to 5:00 pm (Maple Room)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Teens and Children
Chris McCurry

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Cedar Room)
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Location

Talaris Conference Center
4000 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Room Block - SOLD OUT
Immerse yourself completely — experience Talaris. Limited rooms available at a discounted rate of $149 each. To reserve your room please call 1-206- 268-7000 and tell them you are with the PRAXIS group. Online reservations are not available for this price.

Each of their guestrooms features one queen or two double beds, and every room includes:

  • Complimentary high speed wireless Internet
  • Keurig™ coffeemaker
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Complimentary parking

A limited number of Talaris bikes are available for use on a first come, first served basis. Check out a bike for an hour or an entire day, and explore Seattle on wheels. The Burke-Gilman Trail, right across the street, has 14 miles of paved trails - perfect for a leisurely ride. Helmets and bike locks are provided with each rental.

In addition, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor equipment that you can use during your stay at Talaris. This includes: badminton, Bocce ball, frisbees, footballs, soccer balls, table tennis, foosball, horseshoes, playing cards, Monopoly, chess, checkers, Jenga, and backgammon.

About the Trainers

photo of Jonathan Bricker

Jonathan Bricker

Teaser Bio: 
Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in ACT. A Stanford researcher called his use of ACT “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.”
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Patricia J. Robinson, PhD

Patricia J. Robinson

Teaser Bio: 
Patricia J. Robinson is a practicing psychologist and expert in the clinical use of mindfulness, acceptance and value-driven living. She is co-author of the best-selling book, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression.
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Patricia
Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD

Kirk D. Strosahl

Teaser Bio: 
Kirk Strosahl, PhD, is a cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy and coauthor of numerous articles and books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Brief Interventions for Radical Change.
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Kirk
Mavis Tsai

Mavis Tsai

Teaser Bio: 
Dr. Tsai, co-creator of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), is a clinical psychologist in independent practice and a senior research scientist at the University at the University of Washington where she is also director of the FAP Specialty Clinic within the Psychological Services and Training Center.
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Mavis
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Robert Kohlenberg

Teaser Bio: 
Robert Kohlenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington where he was the Director of Clinical Training from 1997 – 2004. He co-founded Functional Analytic Psychotherapy at the U of W with Mavis Tsai.
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Robert
Kelly Koerner

Kelly Koerner

Teaser Bio: 
Kelly Koerner, PhD is CEO and Creative Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC, where she combines technology, design, and social enterprise to help clinicians improve clients' outcomes.
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Kelly
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Matthieu Villatte

Teaser Bio: 
Matthieu Villatte, PhD, is a research scientist at the Evidence Based Practice Institute of Seattle. He is an ACBS peer-reviewed ACT trainer who has facilitated workshops focusing on clinical applications of relational frame theory (RFT) in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
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Matthieu
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Jennifer Villatte

Teaser Bio: 
Dr. Villatte is a peer-reviewed trainer for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and has a background in dissemination and implementation science. She received her doctorate from the University of Nevada under the mentorship of Steven Hayes, the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT).
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Jennifer
Russell Kolts

Russell Kolts

Teaser Bio: 
Russell Kolts is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past 16 years and has received numerous awards, including twice being named the Associated Student Body's Faculty of the Year.
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Russell L.
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Christopher McCurry

Teaser Bio: 
Christopher McCurry, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of childhood anxiety.
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Christopher

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