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NEW - ACT Foundations - Winter 2023

W/Matthew Boone. LCSW, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM CT/7:30-8:30PM EST, 8 CEs for Psychologists & BCBAs

  • Started Feb 1
  • 400 US dollars
  • Remote Learning

Service Description

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidenced-based intervention grounded in mindfulness, self-compassion, and values-based action. In over 900 randomized controlled trials and nearly 200 meta-analyses, ACT has been shown to be efficacious for a wide variety of problems social workers address, including depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, substance abuse, chronic pain, dealing with cancer, stress, and stigma. In this 8-session course, participants will be introduced to psychological flexibility intellectually and experientially. Training modalities will include brief lecture, clinical vignettes, clinical demonstrations, mindfulness exercises, experiential exercises, large group discussions, small group discussions, and small-group skills practice. Presenter: Matt Boone, LCSW is a social worker, psychotherapist, and educator who specializes in general public. His latest book is Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway, co-authored with Jennifer Gregg and Lisa Coyne. There is an extra $15 fee for CEs. Scholarships or reduced fees are available for practitioners who belong to or serve marginalized communities. Educational Objectives: After this workshop series, participants will be able to -Define psychological flexibility and identify its six components -Identify three strategies for facilitating acceptance and willingness with clients -Identify three strategies for facilitating defusion with clients -Identify three strategies for helping clients contact the moment-to-moment experience of thoughts, feelings, and sensations without becoming absorbed in them -Identify three strategies for helping clients cultivate a flexible sense of self -Identify three ways to facilitate conversations with clients about personal values and values-based behavior activation -Describe how the psychological flexibility process can enhance one’s lifelong practice of cultural humility -Describe how ACT is a process-based model of behavioral intervention Intended Audience: All-levels of mental health professionals, coaches, BCBAs, and graduate students in the behavioral sciences.

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