Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Repeats every week until Tue Apr 30 2019 .
Mar 26 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 2 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 9 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 16 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 23 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 30 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online/Phone: 
Yes
World Region: 
North America
Online/Phone
New York
Language: 
English
Kirk Strosahl, PhD

Join Kirk Strosahl, PhD, a co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for this online course that will teach you the essentials of an important innovation in ACT: Focused ACT, or fACT. This highly practical course focuses on applying powerful brief intervention approaches to the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other common mental health and substance use concerns. There are four essential features of the fACT approach that will guide the session series. Strosahl also incorporates these features into the fACT approach with a mental heuristic called the CARE model.

The CARE approach will empower you to handle clinical conversations in a consistent way, across difficult clinical situations. This online course will focus on helping you develop clinical skills so that you can efficiently complete each aspect of the CARE approach. Along with didactic instruction, each session will consist of exercises designed to improve your clinical skills, and allow you to set both short- and long-term learning objectives for your clinical practice. We will also make use of video demonstrations that exemplify various aspects of the CARE approach.

Therapists are increasingly being asked to do more with less. That means using fewer and fewer sessions to effectively treat clients presenting with a wide range of mood and anxiety conditions, often involving co-occurring trauma histories. In this workshop, you’ll learn fACT, a brief version of ACT that treats every therapy session as if it might be the last. You’ll learn to optimize the impact of each meeting between you and your client. Using fACT, you’ll learn to employ a highly effective sequence of clinical activities, collectively known as CARE. The CARE framework will help you organize your the clinical conversations in each session to maximize the likelihood of transformational change even in your most challenging clients.

12 CE/CME Credit Hours Available

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