ACT 1 On-Demand Online Course - 8 CE Hours

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Repeats every day until Tue May 14 2019 .
May 10 2019 - 8:00am - May 11 2019 - 8:00pm
May 11 2019 - 8:00am - May 12 2019 - 8:00pm
May 12 2019 - 8:00am - May 13 2019 - 8:00pm
May 13 2019 - 8:00am - May 14 2019 - 8:00pm
May 14 2019 - 8:00am - May 15 2019 - 8:00pm
World Region: 
North America
Matthew Boone, LCSW

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8 CE Hours Available

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness- and acceptance-based model of behavior change. ACT assumes that pain—both physical and emotional—is a normal part of living. What gets us stuck is how we respond to that pain. Do we embrace it as a welcome part of our experience or do we struggle with it, expending needless effort to make it go away when doing so only makes it persist? Instead of trying to make pain go away, ACT helps both clients and practitioners increase their psychological flexibility, or the ability to mindfully encounter thoughts and feelings without needless struggle (i.e., acceptance) and act effectively in the service of what matters (i.e. commitment). This online course provides an intellectual and experiential introduction to ACT for mental health professionals using ACT.

This course is perfect for those who need a refresher on the main principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or want to start from the ground up.
Unit 1: The Ubiquity of Human Suffering and the Limits of Control
Unit 2: Psychological Flexibility
Unit 3: Contact with the Present Moment and Acceptance
Unit 4: Defusion and Values
Unit 5: Self as Context and Committed Action
Unit 6: The Therapeutic Relationship
Unit 7: Assessing Psychological Flexibility
Unit 8: ACT in Action: Bringing It All Together
Unit 9: ACT as a Brief Intervention


Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
Describe the limits of control and assess how ineffective control strategies contribute to psychopathology and general human suffering.
Describe the psychological flexibility model that informs acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Enlist acceptance and mindfulness processes to help clients let go struggling and be more willing with painful private events (i.e., thoughts and feelings).
Mobilize defusion and values processes to help clients undermine the power of language to influence behavior and move in the direction personally values.
Describe how to help clients contact a transcendent sense of self and choose effective action tied to values.
Bring psychological flexibility to bear in their interactions with clients.
Assess psychological inflexibility across six domains: experiential avoidance, fusion, inflexible attention, attachment to the conceptualized self, disconnection from values, and lack of action directed toward values.
Intervene using experiential methods to mobilize the six processes of psychological flexibility (acceptance, diffusion, contact with the present moment, self as context, values, committed action) in their interactions with clients.
Conceptualize ACT as a brief intervention.

Participants should have a Masters degree in a behavioral health or related field or be enrolled in a graduate program in a behavioral health or related field. The training is also appropriate for board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and those studying to be BCBAs.

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