Online Course - Multi Media
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A New Evidence-Based Practice
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an exciting, new model of behavioral treatment that has broad empirical support and has gained an international following. ACT emphasizes acceptance of emotion and thought while maintaining a focus on positive behavior change that is meaningful and consistent with one’s personal values. ACT uses a variety of verbal and experiential contact with previously avoided internal experiences while also making and keeping commitments that lead to powerful life enhancing choices. The workshop will discuss and demonstrate ACT techniques that may be broadly useful for intervening with multi-problem patients dealing with issues such as anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and PTSD.
- Describe how maladaptive avoidance of internal experiences is associated with many problems in life functioning.
- Explain how ACT techniques are useful for intervening with multi-problem patients
- Describe the major steps in ACT
Robyn D. Walser
Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D., is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has co-authored 3 books on ACT, including a book on learning ACT. She has been doing ACT workshops since 1998. She is often referred to as a passionate and creative trainer and as a clinician’s clinician. Dr. Walser is Director of TL Consultation Services and works at the National Center for PTSD. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains an international training, consulting and therapy practice.