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Lisa Pascal
by Lisa Pascal
Published: August 8, 2023 (2 months ago)
online (zoom)

ACT Basics: Intro Workshop for Therapists (Online)

Date: November 3rd, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM MST
Presenter: Dr. Sheri Turrell
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
$140 CAD – Early Bird (before October 3rd, 2023)
$160 CAD – Regular

ACT is an empirically supported cognitive behavior therapy, based upon unique philosophical and theoretical foundations that targets psychological and behavioral flexibility in the presence of whatever shows up inside (i.e., thoughts, emotions, and urges). As we learn to stand back and watch thoughts and feelings, with curiosity and willingness, we make room to consider who and what matters so we can take our life in meaningful directions.

In this 4-hour virtual workshop, Sheri will introduce you to the basic philosophical and theoretical foundations of the ACT model in fun and practical ways. Linking the foundations to clinical work, Sheri will combine jargon-free instructions with experiential opportunities to learn the basics of the model. This introductory ACT workshop will give therapists working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings a solid grasp of the important elements of ACT.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the ACT perspective of human suffering.
  2. Relate ACT to its foundational underpinnings of Functional Contextualism, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Relational Frame Theory.
  3. List and describe the six core processes and three pillars of psychological inflexibility / flexibility.
  4. Understand the ACT perspective of human suffering.
  5. Describe how to use the ACT model to inform formulation and treatment planning.
  6. Explain how to use language, metaphor, and experiential exercises to promote flexibility using each of the ACT processes.


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