ACT with Children & Families - Coyne (CLOSED)

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ACT with Children & Families

**This workshop has closed.**

Workshop Leader: Lisa W. Coyne, Ph.D., Suffolk University

Dates & Location: June 19 & 20, 2010, 9:00am - 5:00pm at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Continuing Education Credits Available: 14

Workshop Description: Acceptance and mindfulness-based treatment approaches have been developed, applied, evaluated, and disseminated across many types of clinical issue, population, and setting. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an exemplar of this type of approach, and emphasizes full, non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of ones’ psychological experiences in the context of commited, valued action. Although there are many opportunities for ACT training with adult populations, there are relatively few in which to learn how to apply this approach with children, adolescents, and their families. Yet training opportunities are needed, given the rich developing literature on both basic developmental processes that may be targeted by ACT, as well as emergent adaptations of ACT for youths. Thus, this workshop aims to explore the ways that ACT can be used to address problems of youth and parenting. A basic overview of literature to date regarding children, adolescents, and parents will be presented. Functional assessment strategies, case conceptualization and treatment planning from an ACT perspective will be reviewed. More specifically, the presenters will discuss how treatment goals and the six core components of ACT work can be tailored to youth and parents. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate therapeutic techniques. The workshop will be a mix of didactics and experiential work. Participants will be encouraged to discuss cases as well as treatment ideas, role-play, and participate in a number of exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn how conceptualize child cases from an ACT perspective.
  2. To learn about the current assessment of ACT relevant processes in youth.
  3. To address each of the six core components in work with children and families.

Target Audience: Introductory through Advanced.

Registration Rates: Note: Onsite registration is not available for the pre-conference workshops

  • Students: $170
  • Professionals: $305

Above prices include 2 lunches, coffee/tea on site, as well as transportation to/from the conference hotel.