Enriching Your Mental Health Practice with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and wellness. This body of work also offers a fresh perceptive on psychological suffering and a set of powerful clinical strategies that support meaningful life changes. In this workshop, we will learn about one approach and set of evidence-based practices based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT, said as one word). As will be described, ACT aims to change how clients relate with, and respond to,...Read more difficult and painful psychological and emotional content. This work, in turn, is set in the context of what matters to the client, the kind of person they wish to be and what they truly care about. In a way, ACT is not simply an approach to therapy; it is also an approach to living well. We will explore experiential exercises and therapeutic strategies that will help mental health professionals apply and integrate mindfulness and acceptance strategies (along with kindness and compassion exercises) into their mental health practice. Broadly, our time together will be guided by an intention to help our clients (and ourselves) create a purposeful and meaningful life, even when faced with inevitable obstacles, problems, and pain. Less...
- Identify ACT processes that contribute to human suffering and link them with the ACT intervention processes.
- Conceptualize common mental health concerns within an ACT framework.
- Apply and integrate ACT intervention strategies to disarm suffering and create space for value-guided action.
Saturday, May 07, 2022
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
John P. Forsyth, PhD
John is the author of several popular books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety (2nd edition), ACT on Life, Not On Anger, and Your Life on Purpose. His latest book, Anxiety Happens, is for anyone who gets tripped up now and then by anxiety and fear.
He received his B.A. in psychology from Providence College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. He did his pre-doctoral internship training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson VAMC Consortium, where he served as Chief Psychology Resident within the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
He has authored and co-authored over 100 articles, five books (many of which have been translated in other languages), several book chapters, routinely leads professional workshops on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy across the United States and abroad, and has presented hundreds of talks at professional meetings.
This is a 3-hour webinar which includes a 15-minute break:
11am - 12:30pm ET Lecture
12:30pm - 12:45pm ET Break
12:45pm - 2:00pm ET Lecture and Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
CE Process Info
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