Getting stuck when working with clients who are psychologically inflexible is a normal experience for therapists. But it can often feel like fighting a losing battle where, despite your most powerful clinical tools, there is little to no real progress.
This often happens because, in addition to knowing WHAT to do to expand your client’s behavioral repertoire, you also need the skills and confidence to know HOW to create the context for real learning to happen.
While many clinicians learn and understand the basics about ACT, they often lack confidence when it comes to disrupting psychological inflexibility in session.
In this 1-day training Dr. Aprilia West, MT, PCC, takes you all the way through the ACT model using process-based cognitive-behavioral strategies to accelerate psychological flexibility across a wide range of diagnoses and improve client outcomes.
By learning to make expert-level therapeutic moves with ACT you can help clients decrease suffering and live a more meaningful life -- regardless of their diagnosis or level of functioning. This ACT workshop will help you enhance your ability to work with common clinical presentations including:
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**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.
Aprilia West, PsyD, MT, PCC, is an internationally recognized psychologist, coach, trainer, author, and expert in the field of psychotherapy and coaching. Dr. West is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and a professional certified coach providing executive leadership and team coaching in the workplace where she utilizes ACT principles, along with other contextual behavioral interventions.
Dr. West is an ACT expert and has trained thousands of therapists and coaches in applying contextual behavioral science worldwide. She is the former president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Southern California chapter, part of the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide.
In addition, Dr. West is known for developing the construct of emotional efficacy, an integration of emotional intelligence, psychological flexibility, and resilience. She also developed and piloted an evidence-based protocol, Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET) which combines emotion psychoeducation with components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and exposure therapy. Subsequent RCTS show significant results for the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, emotion avoidance, distress intolerance, emotion dysregulation, internet dependency, impulsivity, and stuttering.
West is author of What You Feel Is Not All There Is (EnMasse Media) and co-author of the professional guide to Emotion Efficacy Therapy (Context Press), Acceptance and Commitment Coaching in the Workplace (Springer), and the upcoming ACT For Your Best Life card deck (in press, 2023), as well as several other academic publications.
Financial: Aprilia West receives royalties as a published author and is a research advisor for Emotion Efficacy Training. Aprilia West receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Aprilia West is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
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