ACT Skill Builiding for Therapists 2 Day Training

  • Presented By: Creating Your Beyond, LLC
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Brenda Bomgardner
  • Topic Area: Counseling Modalities / Treatment Options

  • Start Date: 01/30/2015
  • Duration: Two day training
  • Daily Schedule: 9:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Recurring: Two day experiential skill building Friday and Saturday
  • Registration Deadline: Early Bird Ends January 20th, 2015

  • Location: 950 Wadsworth Blvd. Conference Room Lakewood, CO, Colorado, 80214
  • Fee Info: $275 for Early Bird. after January 20th: $325
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals

  • Contact Information: 950 Wadsworth is on the southeast corner of 10th and Wadsworth. Call me to reserve your spot 720-260-7702

This 2-Day and consultation group for therapists will cover the core processes of ACT – a contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to increase clients’ psychological flexibility.

Empirical evidence demonstrates ACT’s effectiveness in treating a wide range of disorders, from anxiety, depression, and PTSD, to chronic pain, eating disorders and substance abuse. Effective with individuals, couples and groups, ACT helps clients to live in the present moment, connect with their values, and effectively handle painful thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations and urges.

Studies have shown that ACT training increases therapist effectiveness and reduces therapist burnout. The group will be experiential and participants will have an opportunity to discuss cases.

Pre-requisites will be sent once registered.

Training will cover:

  • January 30th, Friday –  Day 1: 
    • Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Functional Contextualism. An introduction to the science that is behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
    • Creative Hopelessness and Experiential Avoidance. Where to begin and how we humans get stuck.
    • Self-as-Context and Mindfulness. The transcendent self beyond roles and stories. Mindfulness experiential and how to bring it into the room.
  • January 31st, Saturday
    • Defusion Skills Case Conceptualization. Creating distance around language and cognition.
    • Values and Committed Action. How to create clarity for guiding behavior choices.
    • The Matrix. Bring it all together in a user friendly tool for you and your client.

About the Facilitator:

I have received specialized ACT training and RFT (Relational Frame Theory) with:

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Make it easy and contact me while you are thinking about it: Brenda 720-260-7702