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Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Basics and Beyond

April 20, 2019


Saturday, April 20, 2019 (9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)


Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence

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


Professionals $150 Registration Closed
Students $50 Registration Closed
Groups of 3 or more 20% discount off total Registration Closed

Workshop Details:

We are very sorry but we have reached capacity for the room and cannot take any more registrants. We have run many workshops at USU and never had this many people sign up. On the one hand it is great, but we are very sorry to disappoint anyone who was not able to register. We will work to bring in other great speakers and be clearer about room capacity in the future. If you are interested in being contacted if a space opens up, please send an email to

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has gained widespread recognition as an effective treatment for a broad range of clients. Based upon decades of research into human language and cognition, ACT rests upon a fully-formed psychological model, the principles of which guide every aspect of the therapy. While on the one hand this lends an elegance and efficiency to the approach, on the other it is easy for therapists conducting ACT to step off – even run counter – to the model. This can have many consequences, not the least of which is lost opportunities to fully maximize the benefits of this particular approach.

Join us for an engaging one-day intensive ACT training, where you will achieve the following objectives:
  1. Describe the three sources of human suffering and the countering effects of psychological flexibility training

  2. Apply the CARE framework for conducting powerful brief intervention sessions

  3. Implement skills needed to conduct change oriented interviews, create life changing problem reframes, and to motivate radical behavior change

  4. Demonstrate specific FACT experiential exercises and physical metaphors for use in practice
  5. Apply strategic principles for constructing effective value-based between-session behavioral goals
This training is appropriate for clinical practitioners at all levels of expertise, working with any population in any treatment setting, however prior training in ACT or similar 3rd wave therapies is recommended.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Kirk Strosahl, PhD, is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specializes in the application of ACT as a brief intervention. He has also written several professional and self-help books on the brief applications of ACT, including “Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” and “Inside This Moment: Promoting Radical Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (Robinson & Gustavsson, co-authors, 2012, 2015). Dr. Strosahl has conducted numerous training workshops around the world; his approach to teaching is clinician oriented and skill based. Because of this, Dr. Strosahl has been referred to as the “hands of ACT.”


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