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Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Basics and Beyond

April 20, 2019

Date:

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

Location:

Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence

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

Pricing:

Professionals $150 Register Here
Students $50 Register Here
Groups of 3 or more 20% discount off total Register Here

Registration accepted until 4/19/2019.

Workshop Details:

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.”

Questions?

Please contact e.hicks@aggiemail.usu.edu or call our office at (435) 797-8303 for more information.