Jason B. Luoma

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One of my central career interests is in training other therapists in how to do ACT and researching the effectiveness of such training. Towards this end, I have given training workshops at the local, national, and international level. I have had the pleasure of co-leading several workshops with Steven Hayes, Ph.D. and have trained under him at the University of Nevada, Reno. For two years, I supervised a team of 9-15 clinical psychology graduate students who were learning ACT at the University of Nevada, Reno. I was the director of the First Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Summer Training Institute and was on the Program Committee for the Second Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Summer Training Institute. I am currently Director of Training for a large ACT grant that is training therapists nationwide through ACT workshops (Steve Hayes is the PI). You can find out more about me at www.drluoma.com/ACT.html.

I also run a website called www.learningact.com which is linked to my book, Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists (2007). The website has a discussion forum for those who are learning ACT and want to discuss how it is going and get feedback from like-minded individuals. www.learningact.com also has a blog where I post regular updates with information of interest to people interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

We have been running an ACT peer consultation group in the Portland, OR area since November, 2005. Any therapists who are interested in learning ACT are invited to attend. Just send me an email at email@drluoma.com if you are interested. Also contact me if you are interested in supervision or consultation on ACT.

I recently completed a study on phone consultation as one form of training of ACT therapists. As part of this study, I developed a protocol for phone consultation with professionals wanting to learn ACT. I provide supervision over the internet and phone and have also lead online workshops. If you would be interested in phone consultation on learning ACT, but are afraid you can't afford it, please call me and we can discuss it. I work on a sliding scale. The first consultation is free for anyone interested in learning ACT.

If you are interested in contracting me please email me at email@drluoma.com, or call me at (503) 281-4852x213.