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ACT Made Easy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Personality Disorders

  • Integrate ACT techniques and skills into your current practice
  • Simplify and implement ACT concepts
  • Case examples, video clips and role-play

Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your practice offers a new way for you to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients.

Join experienced ACT presenter Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D, as he delivers an exercise and technique-heavy course that will give you the tools needed to more effectively treat clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and the personality disorders.

Dr. Moran will teach you the main concepts of ACT, including mindfulness, acceptance, and defusion--demonstrating how these create greater psychological flexibility. Discover a variety of techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories. You will learn how to effectively use metaphors, custom techniques and experiential exercises to help your clients identify their values and translate them into behavior goals.

Through case examples, video clips, and role-play you will be able to integrate ACT techniques and skills in your practice tomorrow!


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Daniel Moran
5 Hours 52 Minutes
Audio and Video
12 Jan, 2016
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Daniel Moran's Profile

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Daniel Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide. He wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger) and served on the first ACT training committee.

As a Recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, Dr. Moran has an engaging training style that has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and he has also published several articles and book chapters, including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. Moran founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute and has a passion for applying ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting and the Institute for Higher Performance in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace to improve safety, innovation, and leadership. Dr. Moran has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Moran founded Pickslyde Consulting. He is an author for New Harbinger and receives royalties. Dr. Moran receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Daniel Moran is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.

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  1. Define ACT concepts such as experiential avoidance and cognitive defusion.
  2. Illustrate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and list techniques for increasing it.
  3. Identify how to reduce experiential avoidance by implementing emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients.
  4. Demonstrate how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance.
  5. Discover core ACT concepts through the use of role-playing, case examples and clinical videos.
  6. Integrate ACT techniques into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.


ACT in a Nutshell

  • The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Existential behaviorism
  • Psychological flexibility
  • ACT for anxiety, depression, trauma and personality disorders
  • Disorder-specific strategies
    • Common treatment elements
    • Metaphors, paradox and experiential exercises

Role of Exposure in ACT

  • Translate client values into behavioral goals
  • Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
  • External Exposure
    • Situations
    • People
  • Internal Exposure
    • Thoughts
    • Emotions
    • Memories
    • Bodily sensations

ACT in Action

  • Anxiety
    • Client avoidance strategies (including rumination)
    • Clean vs. dirty anxiety
    • Attack reason giving
    • Anxiety detector exercise
    • Turn up the willingness knob
    • Mountain of food metaphor
    • Passengers on the bus metaphor
    • And vs. but
  • Trauma
    • Function of trauma symptoms
    • Specify treatment goals
    • Target self-harm behaviors
    • Increase psychological safety
    • Tin can monster exercise
    • Mindfulness exercises
  • Depression
    • Role of avoidance in depression
    • Target suicidality
    • Evaluation vs. description exercise
    • Buy thoughts and defuse language
    • Observing self-exercise
  • Personality Disorders
    • Increase emotional tolerance
    • Values clarification
    • Mind vs. experience
    • Man in the Hole analogy
    • Target the client’s story
    • Work with client anger
    • Role of therapist self-disclosure
    • Chessboard metaphor

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 830


Scott C - Sherwood Park, Alberta

"I enjoyed course and presenter, he offered some extremely good ideas, metaphors and imagery work that can be used with my clients. Thank you for the course "

Sandra N - VALLEY VILLAGE, California

"One of the best workshops I have ever taken!"

Michael B - Cedar Ridge, California

"Excellent workshop that I'll use in my clinical practice.."

Robin W - TEHACHAPI, California


Ellen C - Millis, Massachusetts

"Excellent and informative, overall. I plan to integrate the principles and practices I learned into my therapy practices."

Marie H - Oneonta, New York

"My first PESI live webinar, but certainly not my last. Excellent program on all counts."


"Excellent Webcast--very informative and comprehensive. Valuable addition to my knowledge and use of CBT."

Karen C - Prince Frederick, Maryland

"Well presented. Appreciate the examples."

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