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


Faculty:
Daniel Moran
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC047880
Brochure Code:
PWZ84097
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | Live Webinar  2

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Are your current techniques just not working?

You’ve experienced the frustration; you have a client who seems to just not break through. You’ve tried your best, but the outcome is the same: he or she progresses for a while, then regresses again.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is the popular transdiagnostic approach that you can integrate into your practice to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients.

Join ACT expert and presenter Daniel J. Moran, as he delivers an exerciseand intervention-heavy course that will give you the tools you need to more effectively treat clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression or personality disorders.

You’ll learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitivebehavioral change strategies to revolutionize client outcomes, as well as discover a variety of ACT techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories.

By shifting client focus to their own values, ACT sets clients up to embrace behavior change that is meaningful to them while simultaneously fostering skills that allow clients to more effectively handle impulsive actions based on current thoughts or emotions.

Sign up today, and Dr. Moran will guide you step-by-step through highly practical, evidence-based ACT skills that you can apply in your practice immediately!

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Daniel Moran's Profile

Daniel Moran Related seminars and products: 3


Daniel Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide. He wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger) and served on the first ACT training committee.

As a Recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, Dr. Moran has an engaging training style that has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and he has also published several articles and book chapters, including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. Moran founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. Moran has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Moran founded Pickslyde Consulting. He is an author for New Harbinger and receives royalties. Dr. Moran receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Daniel Moran is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.


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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: 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. Appraise 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. Evaluate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and devise interventions for increasing it to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Determine 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
  • Pain vs. suffering
  • Language as a double-edged sword
  • Goal: Psychological flexibility
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
Components of the ACT Model

Acceptance: Foster Client Acceptance of Emotions to Increase Values-Based Action
  • What should be accepted?
  • The problem with controlling thoughts
  • How to sidestep the happiness trap
  • Spot common phrases of non-acceptance
  • Experiential avoidance
  • How to help clients understand acceptance
  • Experiential Exercise: The finger trap
Defusion: Change the Way Clients Interact with Their Thoughts
  • Relational frame theory & mental health
  • Undermine unhelpful language processes
  • Give clients skills to notice their thoughts
  • How to decrease believability of unhelpful thoughts
  • Experiential Exercise: Notice the meaning of language
Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Establishing Their Identities
  • The three different versions of the self
  • How to describe the “observer self” to clients
  • How to distance the self from thoughts & emotions
  • The chess board metaphor
  • Experiential Exercise: ”I am” exercise
Contact with the Present Moment: Strategies to Build Attention to the Here & Now
  • How language affects mindfulness
  • Goals of mindfulness
  • ThoughtFit exercises
  • How do we teach clients to be mindful?
  • How to build focus on values
  • Obstacles in teaching mindfulness
  • Experiential Exercise:Mindfulness meditation
Values: Aid Clients in Deciding What Gives Live Meaning
  • What are values?
  • How to help clients author their values
  • Values vs. goals
  • When clients are “stuck”
  • Values assessment
    • Batteries exercise
    • Epitaph exercise
Committed Action: Assist Clients in Behaving in the Service of Chosen Values
  • Persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance
  • Address rule-governed behavior
  • Exposure & ritual prevention strategies
  • The Mindful Action Plan

ACT in Action

PTSD

  • Function of trauma symptoms
  • Experiential avoidance in PTSD
  • Increase psychological safety
  • Dominating concepts of the past & future
  • Trauma-informed mindfulness exercises
Anxiety
  • Client avoidance & escape strategies
  • Assessment tools
  • Address reason-giving as a barrier
  • Strategies to increase willingness
  • Anxiety Detector exercise
Depression
  • Values contradiction
  • How experiential avoidance impacts depression
  • Fusion to the damaged conceptualized self
  • Behavioral activation strategies
Personality Disorders
  • Coping strategies
  • Increase emotional tolerance
  • Target the client’s story
  • Experiential avoidance from the therapist

Target Audience

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

Reviews

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 991

Comments

KEITH G

"Very good presentation, the metaphors and therapeutic experiences enhanced the material, I would recommend this seminar to colleagues"

Marilyn M

"Great use of case studies and metaphors. really enjoyed his teaching style. Should consider preaching in his next career!"

Shoshoni S

"good presenter "

Joanne R

"He did a great job and was so thorough; I really appreciated taking this seminar and how well he explained the approach. I really feel that I can use this approach much more effectively now. Thank you."

DONALD M

" Dr, Moran's presentation was simple, direct and highly stimulating. "

Laila F

"He was an awesome speaker! I wish we got through the slides, but I understand he was trying to answer questions using a more thorough presentation. "

RENEE R

"Great intro to ACT! Thank you very much."

Scott C

"I enjoyed course and presenter, he offered some extremely good ideas, metaphors and imagery work that can be used with my clients. Thank you for the course "

Sandra N

"One of the best workshops I have ever taken!"

Michael B

"Excellent workshop that I'll use in my clinical practice.."

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