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Demystifying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - December 12

Objective

  • Describe the six basic tenets of ACT
  • Describe the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work
  • List two acceptance approaches to address client avoidance problems
  • Describe how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language functions

 

Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

12
12
Sun

This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time.

 

Course Description

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a rich, integrative approach, which has been shown to be effective with many clinical problems. Because ACT has a different perspective than traditional psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend these ACT applications into their own therapeutic approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This workshop will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, and user-friendly manner, allowing participants to gain a conceptual and applied understanding of ACT. This workshop will cover the six domains of ACT, how to address resistance to both acceptance and mindfulness, and how ACT relates to other empirically-supported therapies. Case examples will highlight its use with substance use disorders, social phobia, OCD, and depression.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits

Instructor

Daniel J. Moran Ph.D., BCBA-D

is an associate professor at Long Island University and director of the LIU-Post Psychological Services Center. He is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the international Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organization with over 8000 members worldwide. He co-wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger), several other books on the application of ACT in unique settings, and served on the first ACT training committee. Dr. D.J. is a Recognized ACT trainer and a Fellow in the ACBS community, and his engaging training style has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and has published several articles and book chapters including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis, and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

During his first year at LIU-Post, he founded the Mindful Action Lab, initiated dissertation research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for academic procrastination, and co-authored several articles with his graduate students on the Psychology Today website. While a professor at LIU-Post, he authored a chapter for the textbook, Applied Behavior Science in Organizations, and the handbook, The International ACT Book, while being selected to publish an invited article in Behavior Analysis in Practice about self-compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. D.J. founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace in order to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. D.J. has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites in all 50 of the United States and on six continents.

 

About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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