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2-Day Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: Your Essential Guide to Clinical Application & Integration of ACT Across Diagnoses


Faculty:
Michael C. May
Duration:
Two Full Days
Brochure Code:
PLW81327
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

This program is the essential guide to actually using ACT with your clients.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) has long been established as effective in treating clients with a variety of clinical diagnoses.

But learning about the six core processes of ACT and applying those concepts in session are two very different things. 

Sign up today for this two-day experiential ACT training course offered via live webcast, and instead of relearning the basic ACT processes, you’ll leave able to skillfully use ACT to treat your clients.

ACT expert and clinician, Michael C. May, MA, LCPC, will teach you how to overcome common issues clinicians have when using ACT, and he’ll address the most frequently asked questions he receives from other clinicians about implementing ACT in session.

Attend this two-day skills-training live webcast, and you’ll leave able to:

  • Use ACT to treat your clients, regardless of diagnosis
  • Seamlessly integrate ACT with other modalities
  • Troubleshoot & resolve in-session issues
  • Create your own ACT metaphors & exercises to individualize treatment
  • Boost client engagement & reduce resistance

Throughout the course, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for practice and feedback from the instructor – allowing you to really hone your skills.


FREE Materials For Your Clinical Toolbox!

  • Psychological flexibility assessment
  • Go-to defusion exercises handout
  • Case conceptualization form
  • ”Undermine the Control Agenda” worksheet

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 live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This 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. 


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) 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 this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 20-762322


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

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. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI 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 activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 20-762322


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

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. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Psychologists

This live 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 and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Canadian Psychologists

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 continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.
Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 Standard hours of continuing education credit. 


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

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


Minnesota Social Workers

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


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

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 activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 20-762322


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes 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. 



Faculty

Michael C. May Related seminars and products: 2

MA, LCPC

Compassionate Psychological Care, LLP


Michael C. May, MA, LCPC is a psychotherapist in private practice and an ACT Trainer. He is a founding partner of Compassionate Psychological Care, LLP, a clinic that provides a wide-range of psychological services with offices in Chicago and Highland Park, IL.  Within his private practice, his clinical work is focused on anxiety-related presenting concerns, primarily Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Michael is also co-founder of Enriched Couples LLC, a company focused on utilizing applied behavioral science in conjunction with financial literacy training to aid young couples in undermining toxic experiential avoidance and building vital and valued relationships.

Michael has received advanced training in various contextual behavioral approaches to psychotherapy including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and regularly provides workshops and professional trainings on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Michael is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.  He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michael May maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Michael May has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, The ACT Approach, please visit our product store.

To order the item, The ACT Deck, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Analyze the relationship between behavioral principles and the core ACT psychological flexibility processes as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Create a treatment plan based on the processes of psychological flexibility, rather than clinical diagnosis, to improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Respond to client displays of cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance in a clinical setting.
  4. Construct metaphors to address psychological inflexibility and improve clinical outcomes.
  5. Integrate defusion and cognitive restructuring exercises in session to assist clients in handling automatic cognitions.
  6. Distinguish rule-governed behavior from values-based behavior to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  7. Evaluate the relationship between rule-governed behavior, cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance and its clinical implications.
  8. Integrate ACT processes, such as contact with the present moment, with exposure therapy to improve treatment outcomes.
  9. Utilize values clarification, defusion and acceptance exercises along with behavioral activation to increase values-aligned behaviors and improve client level of functioning.
  10. Demonstrate ways to integrate ACT processes with other modalities, such as skills training or habit reversal training, to improve clinical outcomes.
  11. Employ ACT exercises and metaphors to move beyond clients’ clinical “crisis of the week,” address psychological inflexibility and improve client level of functioning.
  12. Utilize ACT processes, such as acceptance and defusion, to address resistance and improve client engagement.

Outline

THE ACT MODEL: A BRIEF REVIEW
  • Functional Contextualism
  • Hexaflex & Inflexahex
  • Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
  • Empirical support for ACT
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
FAQ 1: “How would I use ACT for…?”
  • Convert the DSM® into psychological inflexibility
  • Differentiate topography & function of behavior
  • Attend to the ABCs of behavior
  • Spot the toxic twins: Fusion & avoidance
  • Which ACT process are you targeting in session?
  • Exercises & Demonstrations
    • Exercise: Functional analysis as mindfulness
    • Video demo: PTSD
    • Skills Training: Spot experiential avoidance
FAQ 2: “Does ACT have any metaphors or exercises for…?”
  • How metaphor functions in ACT
  • Experiential learning vs. psychoeducation
  • Key components of ACT metaphors
  • Create your own metaphors
  • Exercises & Demonstrations
    • Exercise: Confront the control agenda
    • Exercise: Use of embodied metaphors
    • Exercise: Flexible perspective-taking
    • Video Demonstration: MDD
    • Skills Training: Create an ACT Tool-Box
FAQ 3: “Can I use ACT with CBT?”
  • Cognitive restructuring vs. defusion
  • How to bring restructuring & defusion together
  • Create experiential learning for your client
  • Recognize rule-governed behavior
  • Foster behaviors that are in line with values
  • Pick go-to defusion exercises & metaphors
  • Exercises & Demonstrations
    • Exercise: What your words evoke for clients
    • Exercise: Having vs. wrestling with thoughts
    • Video Demonstration: OCD
    • Skills Training: Spotting cognitive fusion
FAQ 4: “Can I integrate ACT with other modalities?”
  • Exposure Therapy
    • Should you use the SUDs scale?
    • Alternatives to SUDS scale
    • Integrate ACT & exposure for trauma
    • Merge distress tolerance with exposure
  • Behavioral Activation
    • Make behavioral activation experiential
    • Utilize values to inform activity scheduling
    • Use defusion to undermine motivation issues
    • Apply acceptance to erode emotional reasoning
  • Other Approaches
    • Skills training for social anxiety
    • Habit reversal training for compulsive behaviors
    • Contingency management for substance abuse
  • Exercises & Demonstrations
    • Video Demonstration: Panic Disorder
    • Skills Training: Integrate ACT into your practice
FAQ 5: “The client’s progress has stopped. What should I do?”
  • Spot avoidance in your own responses
  • Undermine the “only one right way” agenda
  • Address the clinical “crisis of the week”
  • Exercises
    • Exercise: Spot aversive control in your behavior
    • Exercise: “Nothing is working”
FAQ 6: “How can ACT increase client engagement & reduce resistance?”
  • Model ACT processes for the client
  • Utilize ACT to boost engagement
  • Acceptance of the client’s truth as it is
  • Create a relationship that is non-hierarchical
  • Acceptance & defusion to address resistance
  • When you shouldn’t try to persuade your client

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

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