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Digital Seminar

Unleashing the Power of Process-Based Therapy: Moving Beyond Diagnoses to Powerful, Personalized Change

Diana Hill, PhD |  Joseph Ciarrochi
Dec 08, 2023
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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.


Diana Hill, PhD's Profile

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Diana Hill, PhD, is a highly regarded clinical psychologist and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and upcoming Self-Compassion Daily Journal. She provides therapy, supervision, corporate coaching and online trainings in ACT, an approach she has been practicing for over a decade. Dr. Hill is the founder of the popular Your Life in Process podcast and has interviewed over a hundred experts in evidence-based and integrative approaches to living well. She has a knack for unpacking complex, science-based concepts and making them applicable to clinical practice and daily life.

Dr. Hill completed her undergraduate work at UC Santa Barbara, majoring in biopsychology, followed by a PhD in clinical psychology at CU Boulder where she collaborated with Stanford University to research mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches for eating disorders. Dr. Hill completed her pre-doctoral internship in the eating disorder of La Luna Center, where she helped develop an ACT-based group program. Dr. Hill’s work with eating and body image concerns integrates values clarification, acceptance, and committed action toward meaningful goals. Through all her teachings, she encourages clients to build psychological flexibility so that they can live more fulfilling lives. Dr. Hill practices what she preaches as a mom of two, bee guardian, and yoga teacher.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Diana Hill maintains a private practice and is a guest teacher for Insight LA Online Meditation Community. She is the co-host and co-founder of a podcast, Your Life in Process. She receives royalties as a published author, and she receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. Non-financial: Diana Hill contributes videos to PsychFlex.

Joseph Ciarrochi's Profile

Joseph Ciarrochi Related seminars and products

Joseph Ciarrochi, PhD, is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University. He has published more than 160 scientific journal articles and many book, including the widely acclaimed Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life and The Weight Escape. Dr. Ciarrochi’s latest book is What Makes You Stronger: How to Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has been honored with more than four million dollars in research funding. Dr. Ciarrochi’s work has been discussed on TV and radio, and in magazines and newspaper articles. As a highly accomplished researcher, he is ranked in the top 1% of scientists in the world across all disciplines.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Joseph Ciarrochi has an employment relationship with Australian Catholic University and receives royalties as a published author. He received a grant from Clemente. Joseph Ciarrochi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Joseph Ciarrochi contributes videos to PsychFlex.

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  1. Utilize network modeling to create comprehensive case conceptualizations for clients, capturing the interconnectedness of psychological processes and behaviors.
  2. Implement a bio-psycho-social assessment model to inorder to individualize treatment planning and measuring progress.
  3. Apply evidence-based "treatment kernels" to target and address specific issues related to motivation, affect, cognition, attention, behavior, and self in measurable ways, tracking changes over time.
  4. Prioritize core biopsychosocial processes relevant to the client's goals, developing measurable treatment plans to efficiently and effectively bring about positive changes.
  5. Identify at least three measurable benefits of process-based conceptualization over the DSM-based approach, showcasing how it leads to more specific and targeted treatment plans and improved clinical outcomes.
  6. Guide clients through measurable network-based case conceptualizations, demonstrating the ability to visually represent and quantify the interactions between various psychological processes in their experiences.


Challenges and Limitations of Our Current Mental Health System
Stop Categorizing… 

  • Disadvantages of the DSM 
  • Case Example 
  • Disadvantages of Manualized Treatments 
  • Pair Work: Where do you get stuck with manualized treatments? 

Unpacking The Process-Based Approach
Start Empowering… 

  • Differences and similarities to the DSM 
  • What is a Process? 
  • Individualizing Treatment: Not every client gets the same thing 
  • Revolutionaizing assessments, individualized treatments, and targeted interventions 
  • Research, limitations and treatment risks 

Process-Based Therapy: 
It’s Not About Signs and Symptoms but Processes of Change 

  • How to address the multidimensional processes underlying client’s distress 
  • 6 Psychological Dimensions: Examples of affective, cognitive, motivational, self, attentional, behavioral interventions 
  • 2 Levels of Analysis: Examples of biopsychosocial and sociocultural interventions 
  • How the network turns dead ends into right turns 

Build Client’s Psychological Flexibility and Engagement in Adaptive Behaviors
One-minute flexes to support clients in aligning their actions with their values 

  • Experiential exercises and demonstration of each 6 processes 
  • Integrating one-minute flexes with DBT, ACT, CBT, MI, IFS, and client's daily routines 
  • Help cultivate greater awareness and make intentional choices throughout their day 

Why The Network Approach is a Radical Shift 

  • What is System Thinking? 
  • The power of identifying non-linear, feedback loops 
  • Defusing from “good” and “bad” interventions 
  • What to do when your “favorite” intervention doesn’t work 
  • Radical shifts and tipping points 

How To Use Network Modeling To Create A Case Conceptualization
Understand the complex interactions between client’s processes to precisely target interventions 

  • The initial step of clearly understanding the core difficulties the client is experiencing 
  • Identifying the psychological, biological and sociocultural nodes 
  • Incorporating direction and interactions to uncover patterns of influence and causality 
  • Practice time with experiential activities 

The Future of Evidence Based Practice 

  • A therapist in your pocket 
  • A therapist guided by AI 
  • Demonstration of PsychFlex App and Mind Mapper 

Putting PBT into Practice
Panel Discussion and Live Q&A…Including Special Guest Stephen Hayes, PhD  

  • How to use Network Modeling in your practice 
  • Incorporating App based and individualized interventions into your treatment inside and outside the office 
  • How to find and apply the right intervention at the right time 

Target Audience

  • Addiction Professinals
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers


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