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Demystifying ACT

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Presenter: Daniel J. Moran

60 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn about the six basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  2. Participants will learn to recognize the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work
  3. Participants will learn the concept of utilizing acceptance approaches with clients' avoidance problems
  4. Participants will learn about contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy
Agenda:
  1. Discuss the six basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 10 minutes
  2. Recognize the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work 10 minutes
  3. Utilize acceptance approaches with each client’s avoidance problems 10 minutes
  4. Discuss how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language functions 10 minutes
  5. Discuss values authorship to increase motivation for committed action 10 minutes
  6. Utilize contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy 10 minutes
Resources for further study:
ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy May 1, 2008 by Patricia A. Bach PhD and Daniel J. Moran PhD BCBA-D
Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York, NY: Guilford.
Bach, P. & Moran, D. J. (2008). ACT in practice: Case conceptualization in acceptance and commitment therapy. CA: New Harbinger Press. (Translated to 3 languages)
Moran, D.J., Bach, P., Batten, S. (2018). Committed action in practice: A guide to assessing, planning, and supporting change in your clients. CA: New Harbinger Press.

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credits

Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients. ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This workshop will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn about the six basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  2. Participants will learn to recognize the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work
  3. Participants will learn the concept of utilizing acceptance approaches with clients' avoidance problems
  4. Participants will learn about contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy
Agenda:
  1. Discuss the six basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 10 minutes
  2. Recognize the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work 10 minutes
  3. Utilize acceptance approaches with each client’s avoidance problems 10 minutes
  4. Discuss how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language functions 10 minutes
  5. Discuss values authorship to increase motivation for committed action 10 minutes
  6. Utilize contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy 10 minutes
Resources for further study:
ACT in Practice: Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy May 1, 2008 by Patricia A. Bach PhD and Daniel J. Moran PhD BCBA-D
Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York, NY: Guilford.
Bach, P. & Moran, D. J. (2008). ACT in practice: Case conceptualization in acceptance and commitment therapy. CA: New Harbinger Press. (Translated to 3 languages)
Moran, D.J., Bach, P., Batten, S. (2018). Committed action in practice: A guide to assessing, planning, and supporting change in your clients. CA: New Harbinger Press.

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