Living Well When Life is Hard: Doing Effective Values Work in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Life invites obstacles, problems, and pain. There is no escaping this simple truth. Yet, this truth is also one of the main reasons people seek out mental health services. Many people view forms of pain as a problem and as a major obstacle to a life well-lived. Still, another truth is this: Human beings struggle with various forms of emotional and psychological pain. If left unchecked, the struggle itself can often transform pain into suffering and become a major barrier to living a full, rich, and meaningful life. Worse, it can contribute to a deeper form of pain; namely, the pain of an...Read more unlived life. It is here where doing effective values work can help provide a direction and purpose for psychotherapy, while also dignifying the hard work of psychotherapy and the inevitable challenges that life offers outside of psychotherapy. In this talk, we will explore how to do meaningful and effective values work through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As will be described, ACT offers a unique approach and set of strategies to help clients clarify and take actions consistent with their values (i.e., what really matters to them) while nurturing skills and the flexibility needed to move with barriers that may arise. We will explore experiential exercises and therapeutic strategies that will help mental health professionals apply and integrate values work into their mental health practice. Broadly, our time together will be guided by an intention to help our clients live well even when life is hard, and especially when all they carry seems too much to bear. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Define and conceptualize values from an ACT lens
  • Describe various values clarification strategies and their purpose in ACT
  • Integrate values work into the therapeutic conversation and as a context for therapy itself to facilitate therapeutic change

Learning Levels

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Saturday, July 17, 2021

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