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:
- Steven Hayes, Ph.D., the originator of ACT
- Robyn Walsler, Ph.D., specialty trauma (Veterans and Sexual Abuse)
- John Frosyth, PH.D., anger and anxiety
- Colleen Ehnstrom, Ph.D., sleep disorders and chronic pain
- Hank Robb, Ph.D, ACT and Spirituality
- Joanne Steinwachs, LCSW, and Benjamin Schoendorff BA, BSc, MA, MSc, Psychologue: Using ACT with the Matrix and Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP)
- Anrica Buckner, Ph. D., One on one consultation and supervision for ACT and FAP 2011-2013
- Kathy Baur, Ph.D., I receive on-going coaching for the past Four years for coaching with ACT two to three times per month.
- ACT Boot Camp: 34 hours of intensive Training in four days. 2013
- Matthieu Villatte: Relational Frame Therapy (RFT) 2013 (Brenda 2 day intensive)
- Group Tutoring: Kevin Polk on the ACT Matrix for Psychological Flexibility, 2013 and 2014
- ACBS World Conference: Five Day Intensive learning.
- See more at: http://creatingyourbeyond.com/workshops/#sthash.t8yopI27.dpuf
Make it easy and contact me while you are thinking about it: Brenda 720-260-7702