Acceptance and Commitment Therapy BootCamp - Burbank, CA

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Feb 15 2018 - 8:00am - Feb 18 2018 - 5:00pm
World Region: 
North America
United States
Steven Hayes, PhD, Robyn Walser, PhD, Kelly Wilson, PhD

February 15 - 18, 2018

For the last few years, if you mention you’re interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the next question you’re likely to hear is, “Have you been to BootCamp?” This essential workshop has been the foundation of ACT training for thousands of practitioners like you. Whether you’re hearing about ACT for the first time or already have formal training, this workshop can take your skills to the next level.

The workshop will fully cover the basics of the ACT model and its delivery:

  • Psychological flexibility
  • The six core processes
  • Skills for observing and moving the processes flexibly in session

The workshop will also work the model from the bottom up, presenting the philosophical and theoretical roots of ACT in clear, fun, and practical way. This is not geeky stuff! This radical shift in thinking is directly relevant to the work you do every day, and it’s the main reason for ACT’s tremendous appeal as a psychotherapy. From this flexible perspective, it’s very easy to see how doing the work you already do from an ACT perspective can reinvigorate and transform your practice. Whatever your background and orientation—CBT, DBT, family systems, psychodynamic therapy, existential-humanistic therapy—ACTs unique functional-contextual perspective can really make a difference in the lives of the people you serve.

What Will I Learn?

  • The theoretical and philosophical foundations of ACT
  • What functional-contextualism is, and how it is at the very root of ACT practice
  • How behavior analysis can be integrated into your practice to give you the tools you need to observe and change behavior
  • A basic primer in Relational Frame Theory—the theory of language and cognition that underlies ACT
  • How to conceptualize cases in ACT terms
  • What the hexaflex is and how to use it
  • The six core processes in ACT—acceptance, self as context, flexible attention to the present moment, cognitive defusion, values, and committed action
  • How using ACT “micro-skills” in your practice can guide your interactions with clients and make real change happen.