ACT BootCamp for Women

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Aug 16 2018 - 8:30am - Aug 19 2018 - 5:00pm
World Region: 
North America
United States
Robyn Walser, Jacque Pistorello, Aisling Curtin, Laura Silberstein-Tirch, Robyn Gobin, Abby Lev, Sue McCurry, and Sandra Georgescu

ACT BootCamp for Women: Power Through Psychological Flexibility
Women have made giant strides in equality and power. Yet, the current political and social context reminds us that there is much more work to do. Clinicians have a vital role in supporting women in their clinical settings. This 4-day workshop will give you the skills to empower yourself as well as your clients, using proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help us access our own innate power for positive and empowered change.

Over 4 days, a fleet of all-female speakers will teach your concrete ways of applying ACT to better understand the landscape of the challenges women face. You'll learn to use ACT principles to access your own power to live a values-based life for yourself and your self-identified women clients. By employing ACT to become more psychologically flexible, aspects of life where female clients commonly feel stuck—such as trauma, sexuality, and age discrimination—will soften, which can lead to uncovering the power already within us.

This experiential, inspiring training is for mental health and health professionals who are the boots on the ground working with women. In this specialized BootCamp, you will learn how to apply ACT to topics like:

  • Healing trauma (from domestic abuse, sexual violence, and others)
  • Sex and navigating sexual issues in session
  • Aging and navigating age bias
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Women and finances: examining the ways women are still at a financial disadvantage to men and how to reexamine our relationship to money in terms of our values and career goals
  • Self-compassion and ACT: empowering the female in yourself and your clients

32 CE Credit Hours Available. Click here for course completion and CE/CME information.

Audience: For intermediate-level mental health and health professionals. Working knowledge of ACT strongly encouraged. Male- or other-identifying professionals are welcome to take part in this training experience.

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory ACT course is highly recommended (for example, ACT I or ACT BootCamp.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM PST

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, 4875 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92106
(619) 224-3621