Demystifying ACT workshop - Baldwin, NY - June 4th - See the flyer attachment
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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.
Dr. D.J. has been in the ACT community for over 20 years, has given ACT workshops all around the world, and is an ACBS Recognized ACT trainer. He coauthored ACT in Practice, a book specifically written to teach clinicians how to actually use the therapeutic concepts in the therapy room. The Demystifying ACT workshop can be enjoyed by novices to the ACT material, and has additional elements that will be instructive for experienced ACT clinicians.
Throughout the day, D.J. will help you gain conceptual and applied understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This workshop will have experiential components, as well as group work and lecture material to assist you in learning:
The six domains of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
How the domains relate to clinically relevant behavior
Why acceptance is difficult for people, and what to do about it
How to make mindfulness specifically practical for clients
What to do when people are resistant to mindfulness exercises
How ACT relates to other empirically-supported therapies
Because ACT is helpful for many clinically-relevant concerns, case examples used throughout the day will include substance abuse, social phobia, OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anger management in executive coaching, and using a mindfulness-based approach to parenting children with childhood behavior disorders.