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Module 1:  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Step-by-Step

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Objectives

  1. Use the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients advance psychological flexibility.
  2. Incorporate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and list clinical techniques for increasing it.
  3. Utilize acceptance approaches with avoidance problems to strengthen a client’s willingness to have emotions.
  4. Implement clinical skills for helping clients to defuse from language obstacles.
  5. Utilize exercises in therapy with clients like, contacting the present moment, to aid clients with developing flexibility to engage in the present moment and let go of their struggles.
  6. Analyze how a client’s unclarified values can lead to clinical problems in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  7. Integrate ACT into different therapeutic styles and methods as an approach to managing symptoms.
  8. Create committed action plans for clients with anxiety disorders to improve level of functioning.
  9. Use metaphors to undermine language-based avoidance repertoires to improve client engagement.
  10. Implement emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients to reduce experiential avoidance.
  11. Integrate ACT techniques into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.
  12. Demonstrate how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance.

Outline

The ACT Model

Acceptance

Defusion

Perspective-Taking

Mindfulness

Values Work

Committed Action

Pulling It All Together

Incorporate ACT into Your Own Approach

The Mindful Action Plan

Copyright : 07/07/2016

Session 1 | Facing the Struggle

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Objectives

Session 1: Facing the Struggle

  1. Apply the core theory and principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) used in clinical practice.
  2. Analyze how "creative hopelessness" lays the groundwork for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Session 2: Control & Acceptance
  1. Prepare clients to accept their thoughts and feelings, and modify their need to control or eliminate them.
  2. Integrate ACT “eyes closed” techniques into your sessions with powerful effects.
Session 3: Cognitive Defusion
  1. Apply cognitive defusion used within clinical practice.
  2. Anticipate common pitfalls with cognitive defusion, and apply methods for recognizing and remedying them.
Session 4: Mindfulness, Self & Contact with the Present Moment
  1. Formulate “eyes-closed” exercises you can integrate into clinical practice.
  2. Generate examples of how to facilitate awareness of the “observing self” with clients.
Session 5: Values & Action
  1. Discriminate between the ACT concepts of values and goals
  2. Modify ACT techniques for increased effectiveness with adolescents
Session 6: Psychological Flexibility
  1. Articulate ways to adapt ACT in brief-therapy settings and situations.
  2. Formulate how to help clients get the most benefit from exposure therapy within the ACT Paradigm.

Outline

Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Withdrawn client role play

Concluding remarks from the presenter

Copyright : 01/01/2007

Session 2 | Control and Acceptance

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Outline

Overview of control and acceptance

Role play topics

Concluding remarks from the presenter

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Session 3 | Cognitive Defusion

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Outline

Overview of cognitive defusion

Learning through role play

Wrap up with the speaker

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Session 4 | Mindfulness

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Outline

Overview of mindfulness, self, and contact with the present moment

Learn through role play

Wrap up with the speaker

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Session 5 | Values and Action

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Outline

Overview of values and action

Learning through role play

Concluding with the speaker

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Session 6 | Psychological Flexibility

MODULE 2: In-Session Demonstrations

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Outline

Overview of psychological flexibility

Role plays with different therapists

ACT wrap up

Copyright : 01/01/2007