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ACT for Kids & Teens with Anxiety & OCD

w/Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, Friday 12-4pm EST, February 9 & 23, 8 CEs available

  • Ended
  • 600 US dollars
  • Online

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Service Description

This 2 half-day online workshop will explore how to use ACT with children, adolescents, and parents through supporting curiosity, willingness, mindfulness, and values-guided trial-and-error learning. The presenter will introduce a transdiagnostic process-based developmental model of ACT (the DNA-V; Hayes & Ciarrochi, 2015) to shape psychological flexibility through exposure-based treatment. Clinical examples, role play demonstrations, and opportunities for participants to practice will augment the workshop’s didactic content to illustrate case conceptualization and pragmatic applications of therapeutic techniques. Clinicians can expect to leave the workshop with practical skills in contextual behavioral, process-based assessment and treatment that can be used as stand-alone intervention or may be incorporated into other cognitive behavioral or behavioral approaches. Course Overview: I. Day 1 – Introduction to A Process-Based Contextual Behavioral Approach to Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence II. Day 2 – Application of the DNA-V Model: Shaping Psychological Flexibility Intended Audience: Intermediate & Advanced Clinicians After this presentation, participants will be able to 1. Describe the theoretical underpinnings of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2. Identify the behavioral processes targeted in an ACT intervention 3. Describe psychological flexibility as a set of behavioral skills that can be shaped as a target of contextual behavioral intervention 4. Explain how to shape the processes involved in psychological flexibility, including present moment awareness, defusion, valuing, and committed action. 5. Identify skills deficits that contribute to psychological inflexibility 6. Engage child and adolescent clients using valuing as action and direction to “contextualize” exposure and place exposure-based tasks under appetitive control 7. Describe the DNA-V model and the three functional classes of behavior it addresses Lisa W. Coyne, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School and CEO of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked to improve the well-being of children, teens and adults for nearly 25 years. She is the past President of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science, and serves on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

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