Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The model, the application, the prACTice

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Oct 12 2017 - 9:00am
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No
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North America
Canada
Ontario
Language: 
English
Margaret Notar, MA, MSW, RSW

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychotherapy model considered to be a more modern version of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and one of the third wave of behavioural therapies that focus more on acceptance versus change. ACT encourages us to let go of emotional struggles and live our lives according to our values, regardless of unwanted or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, memories or physical sensations. Its goal is the development of psychological flexibility, achieved through the use of mindfulness, metaphors and experiential exercises. It is an interactive treatment approach that can be creative and inspiring!

This two-day workshop will be suitable for those who have only had some preliminary exposure to ACT as well as to those who are better versed in the model and are looking to expand their confidence in its clinical application. While our first morning will begin with a brief overview of the model, its six processes and its interventions to ensure we are all on the same page, we will then place a greater focus on practical application and honing of skills. To reflect the interactive spirit of ACT, this workshop will move beyond PowerPoint, to the demonstration, experience and rehearsal of ACT strategies with ample time for skill-building feedback. Come prepared to deepen your understanding, expand and polish your clinical repertoire and become enthused by a user-friendly, down to earth model that speaks to us all.

For more information and to register: https://www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-social-work/professional-development/certificates/mindfulness-certificate.html