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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Proficiency Course: Master the Core Components & Skills of ACT Across Diagnoses

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Perform a clinical assessment using the Inflexahex diagnostic model to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  2. Utilize acceptance exercises in session to increase client willingness to engage in values-consistent behaviors.
  3. Analyze the efficacy of mindfulness meditation for clients on a case-by-case basis, and demonstrate alternative mindfulness interventions for clients who find meditation aversive or unhelpful.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies to assist clients in clarifying their values as it relates to case conceptualization.
  5. Implement clinical treatment interventions, such as behavioral activation strategies or social skills training interventions, to improve client engagement in values-consistent behaviors as an approach to managing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, personality disorders or depression.
  6. Utilize metaphors and exercises to explain self-as-context in session for purposes of client psychoeducation.

Outline

ACT Foundations: What You Need to Know

THE CORE CONCEPTS OF ACT

Acceptance: Combat Experiential Avoidance

Defusion: Break Down Thoughts as Barriers Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Distancing Themselves from Their Thoughts Contact with the Present Moment: Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Worry about the Past & Future Values: Guide Clients in Identifying & Clarifying What Matters Committed Action: Establish Values-Consistent Patterns of Behavior ACT in Action: Utilize ACT with Specific Clinical Populations

Copyright : 12/11/2019

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Made Simple: ACT for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Personality Disorders

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Recognize and identify ACT concepts such as experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion in session.
  2. Assess client’s fusion with thoughts about the past or future and illustrate mindfulness exercises to clients in a clinical setting.
  3. Explain the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and devise interventions for increasing it to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Identify how to reduce experiential avoidance by implementing emotional and behavioral willingness exercises with clients.
  5. Analyze the efficacy of exercises in values clarification as it relates to treatment outcomes.
  6. Integrate the ACT approach into treatment to address clinically-relevant issues for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.

Outline

The ACT Model

Components of the ACT Model

Acceptance: Foster Client Acceptance of Emotions to Increase Values-Based Action

Defusion: Change the Way Clients Interact with Their Thoughts Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Establishing Their Identities Contact with the Present Moment: Strategies to Build Attention to the Here & Now Values: Aid Clients in Deciding What Gives Live Meaning Committed Action: Assist Clients in Behaving in the Service of Chosen Values

ACT in Action

PTSD

Anxiety Depression Personality Disorders

Copyright : 10/17/2019