Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Experiential Intensive ACT Training
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Experiential Intensive ACT Training


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Category:
Mental Health |  Cognitive Behavioral Therapies |  Acceptance & Commitment Therapy |  ACT/Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Faculty:
John P. Forsyth |  Jamie R. Forsyth
Duration:
2 Full Days
License:
Never expires.


Description

Program Information

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  • Cultivate fluid and flexible use of ACT in practice
  • ACT techniques for a broad range and severity of mental health disorders
  • An interactive workshop including experiential exercises, demonstrations, clinical worksheets and practical tools
  • Transformative for you and your clients!

How often do you review your appointment calendar and start wondering how you’re going to, finally, help a regular client who seems to progress for a while – and then regress?

Each time he/she arrives, you use the same tools and techniques you’ve used for so long – and mostly successfully – but this one client is testing your skills. Now, you can begin to integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into your practice – and see improved outcomes.

Researched and developed by world-renowned researcher, speaker and author Steven Hayes, PhD, ACT has fast become the treatment approach that gets to the heart of human suffering and what is needed to restore psychological health and wellness.

Join ACT experts, Drs. John & Jamie Forsyth for this workshop where you will develop highly practical, evidence-based skills, case conceptualization techniques, and powerful therapeutic strategies that will help you when working with a broad range of mental health concerns including:

  • Anxiety Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • And many more!

View this intensive, engaging and transformative workshop and start a new path for healing you can use with your most difficult clients.

OUTLINE

ACT Model and Case Conceptualization

  • Centering Exercise
  • Why It’s Hard Being Human
  • Pervasiveness of Human Suffering
  • The Light and Dark Side of Language & Cognition
  • ACT Case Conceptualization
  • ACT Model of Human Suffering
  • ACT Model of Psychological Health
  • Self-Assessment Exercise: Eyes On
  • ACT in a Nutshell Role Play Demonstration

Use Creative Hopelessness to Weaken the Control Agenda

  • Why Creative Hopeless in ACT?
  • Exploring Workability
  • Establishing Creative Hopelessness
  • Exercise and Role Play: Tug of War with Anxiety Monster
  • Exercise: Metaphors to Weaken Illusion of Control
  • Exercise and Role Play: Chinese Finger Trap
  • Exercise: Quick Sand and Swamp Metaphors
  • Dyad Practice of Creative Hopelessness Exercises

Do Effective Values Work in ACT

  • The Nature of Values in ACT
  • Distinguishing Values from Goals
  • Connecting with Values
  • Exercises: Funeral Meditation & Tombstone Exercise
  • Values Clarification and Assessment
  • The Values Directions & Life Compass Worksheets
  • Life Compass Cards
  • Barriers to Valued Action
  • Exercise: Barriers Clarification Using Barriers Worksheet in Dyads
  • Values in ACTion

Cultivate Mindful Acceptance & Defusion

  • Opening Up: The Nature of Mindful Acceptance in ACT
  • Exercise: Getting in Contact with the Present
  • Exercise: Take Your Mind for a Walk
  • Exercise: Acceptance of Thoughts & Feelings
  • Self as Context vs. the Conceptualized Self
  • Defusion: Overview and Purpose
  • Mindful Defusion Exercise: Wise Mind
  • Mindful Defusion Exercise: Chess Board
  • Thoughts on Cards: Demonstration and Role Plays

Nurture Self-Compassion, Willingness, and Value-Guided action

  • Self-Compassion and Kindness – Powerful Antidotes to Suffering
  • Exercise: Loving Kindness Walking Meditation
  • Exercise to Nurture Self-Compassion: Tonglen Practice
  • The Nature of Willingness
  • Exercise: Trying vs. Doing
  • Compassionate Exposure in a Value-Guided Context
  • Exercise and Demonstration of Exposure in ACT
  • Building Patterns of Committed ACTion
  • The Role of Behavioral Activation in ACT
  • Distinguishing Good from Poorly Stated Goals
  • Setting SMART Value Guided Goals
  • What to do When Clients Feel Stuck

OBJECTIVES

  1. List the three pillars of ACT.
  2. Define the ACT model of human suffering (six inflexahex processes).
  3. Define the ACT model of psychological health (six hexaflex processes).
  4. Explain a functional contextual approach to ACT case conceptualization.
  5. Recognize clinical concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, problem anger) within an ACT framework.
  6. Identify exemplars of excessive struggle and avoidance and describe mindful and compassionate alternative behaviors.
  7. Distinguish between “fusion” and “experiential avoidance” and their role in various forms of human suffering.
  8. Practice essential ACT intervention skills to cultivate psychological flexibility.
  9. Deliver values clarification exercises in dyads and small groups.
  10. Demonstrate experiential exercises and metaphors in dyads and small groups.
  11. Discriminate ACT consistent and ACT inconsistent strategies in clinical practice.
  12. Describe strategies to foster the ongoing development of ACT consistent clinical competencies.
  13. Apply and integrate mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change processes in dyads.

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Additional Resources

To order the book, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2nd Ed.), please visit our product store.

To order the book, Your Life on Purpose: How to Find What Matters and Create the Life You Want, please visit our product store.


Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors (Self-Study)

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (Self-Study)

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 15.2 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Psychologists (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - New York (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists - California (Self-Study)

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 12.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

John P. Forsyth Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, professor, and directs the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany. He is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and trainer, and leads workshops worldwide on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness to cultivate psychological health and wellness. www.drjohnforsyth.com

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: John Forsyth is a Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Forsyth is faculty director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: John Forsyth is a member of the American Psychological Society; Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; Association for Behavior Analysis; and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.


Jamie R. Forsyth Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


Jamie R. Forsyth, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a gifted clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer, with expertise in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with severe forms of psychological suffering (e.g., schizophrenia, personality disorders) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her work, grounded in evidence-based know-how, offers unique insights into the subtle nuances of ACT as it unfolds in life and mental health settings.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Jamie Forsyth is a member of the teaching faculty at the Esalen Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jamie Forsyth has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals.

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