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ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Parts 1 & 2

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ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Parts 1 & 2 (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course (New Course!)

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Parts 1 & 2 Course Objectives, Description, and Outline

Course Objectives:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ACT basic principles and psychological flexibility
  • Experiment with at least two ACT interventions in clinical practice
  • Reflect on methods and rationale for incorporating ACT interventions into work with clients
Course Description:

Have you heard of ACT but are not quite sure what it is, or how to use it with clients? Are you searching for diverse and effective treatment interventions to add to your clinical toolbox? This online training will introduce the learner to the fundamentals and principles of ACT in Part 1. We will spend Part 2 discussing the powerful and unique interventions in ACT and how learners can implement them with their clients. This online training will increase the learners knowledge, skill, and appreciation for this effective modality. Learn about psychological flexibility, externalization, and the powerful use of values work.

Course Outline:

Part 1

  • Overview of ACT
    • Core philosophy
    • Comparison and contrast w/CBT
    • Six core concepts
    • Suitability of ACT for various populations
    • Evidenced-based research
  • Values work
    • Using values in therapy
    • Values leading to behavioral change
  • Case conceptualization
    • Psychological flexibility
    • The choice point
  • Techniques
    • Mindfulness
    • Fusion vs defusion
    • Joe Oliver
    • Case Study: Neil

Part 2

  • Core ACT Competencies
    • ACT therapeutic steps
    • Case study follow up: Neil
  • ACT Matrix
  • Metaphors
    • Passengers on a bus
    • The Clipboard
  • ACT for Covid-19
  • Mindfulness
Instructors: Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW

Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held various clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a frequent local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics with clinicians and corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians, employees, and leaders.


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