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Advanced ACT: Fidelity, Timing, and Flexibility

April 18, 2020


Saturday, April 18th, 2020, 8:30am - 4:45pm


Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence

Utah State University, Logan, UT (specific room TBD)


Professionals $175 Register Here
Students $75 Register Here
Groups of 3 or more 20% discount off total Register Here

We accept registration up to the start of the workshop as space remains available. Registration will close if our capacity is reached. Refunds will be made in full until April 10th if you cancel. Refunds cannot be made after April 10th.

Workshop Details:

This 1-day, intermediate level ACT workshop will focus on three main skills that help therapists optimize their ACT sessions.

Fidelity: We will examine how to use ACT principles to stay within the model and guide our clinical interventions. This will include common missteps and how to use clinical “mishaps” to further the therapy. We will examine how fidelity increases rather than decreases therapists’ ability to draw from their personal style and experience.

Timing: One of the challenges of doing ACT well is knowing what to do when. Using role-plays and videos, we will examine timing in ACT and how to strengthen our clinical decision-making skill.

Flexibility: Having a strong sense of the model and how this guides decision-making in ACT results in an increased ability to respond effectively and creatively as the therapy unfolds. We will examine how all three abilities enhance the other and help therapists optimize the therapy.

Join us for an engaging one-day intensive ACT training, where you will achieve the following objectives:
  1. Apply the ACT model with consistency and recognize how this optimizes the work

  2. Identify some of the most common therapist missteps

  3. Work at the process level and turn clinical challenges into growth opportunities

  4. Better conceptualize clinical decision-making, including timing, in ACT.

  5. Utilize ACT at the process level to enhance your own personal style and expertise at the process level

  6. Use ACT in a more flexible, creative, and fluid manner

Presenter Bio:

Darrah Westrup, Ph.D. is a recognized authority on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has conducted numerous presentations and trainings on this topic at international, national, and local conferences, seminars, and workshops. For 5 years she also served as an Expert ACT Consultant for the VA- wide evidence-based treatment-rollout of ACT for depression, assisting providers throughout the VA to develop ACT competency. Darrah has authored 4 books on ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma- Related Problems; The Mindful Couple: How Acceptance and Mindfulness can Lead You to the Love You Want; Advanced ACT: An Experienced Practitioner’s Guide to Optimizing Delivery; and ACT in Groups: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists. In 2019, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.


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