Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)… is the Happiness Trap Real?

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? This workshop will explore the philosophy and applications of ACT. We will examine and clarify how ACT strategies in practice, challenge and contrast with other common evidence-based therapeutic strategies focused on changing difficult thoughts and feelings as a means of coping and improving life circumstances for our clients. This treatment approach harnesses alternative methods of change including acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive diffusion, values, and committed action. This orientation, based on functional contextualism, has growing research outcomes showing positive evidence in our field which will be addressed throughout the day. Attendees will discuss, role play, and use video analysis, to gain a more thorough understanding of ACT methods and strategies to begin to use this therapeutic approach in their therapy.

Objectives:
Participants will gain an understanding of ACT philosophy and orientation.
Participants will learn six core processes of ACT.
Participants will be able to understand the ACT therapeutic posture.

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
PCB Hours Approved: 
6 hrs
Presenter: 
Martha Thompson, PsyD, CAADC
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