Introductory ACT Workshop- Hayes (CLOSED)

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Steve Hayes head shot circa 2007.JPGIntroductory ACT Workshop

Workshop Leader: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., University of Nevada

**This workshop has closed.**

Dates & Location: June 19 & 20, 2010, 9:00am - 5:00pm at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Continuing Education Credits Available: 14

Workshop Description: Acceptance and mindfulness is having a profound impact on clinical practice. Both empirically supported and focused on deep clinical issues, acceptance and mindfulness approaches have been shown to help clients cope with a wide variety of clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, and even psychotic symptoms, with benefits as important for the clinician as they are for clients. ACT has been a leading force in this transition. ACT is based on the idea that psychological suffering is usually caused by experiential avoidance, cognitive entanglement, and the resulting failure to take needed behavioral steps in accord with core values.

This two-day workshop will discuss and demonstrate ACT processes and techniques. You will be taught how to recognize ACT targets in your clients and in yourself, and how to generate methods of intervention that embody those principles and to integrate these with other methods you may prefer. Participants will be shown how embodying, targeting, and using these processes provides a working model of a powerful therapeutic relationship. The workshop will at times be experiential, not merely didactic. The intention of the workshop is to provide clinicians with an introduction to ACT, a beginning set of skills, and with personal experiences that will direct further development of these skills.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn:
1. Why ACT processes underlie most forms of psychopathology
2. How to formulate cases in terms of ACT processes
3. The major steps in ACT
4. How to recognize ACT processes in flight
5. The relevance of ACT processes to the practitioner

Target Audience: Beginner/ Intermediate.

Registration Rates:
Note: Onsite registration is not available for the pre-conference workshops

  • Students: $170
  • Professionals: $305

Above prices include 2 lunches, coffee/tea on site, as well as transportation to/from the conference hotel.