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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Master Class: Enhance Psychological Flexibility in Clients with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Watch this breakthrough Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) master class to develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging clients!
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Faculty:
Jennifer L. Patterson
Duration:
17 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 16, 2018

Description

Watch this breakthrough Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) master class to develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging clients!

You'll learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitive-behavioral change strategies to revolutionize some of the toughest clinical conditions.

This in-depth training includes step-by-step methods to:

  • set an ACT consistent treatment plan
  • build an ACT skills repertoire to use immediately with any client
  • apply evidence-based ACT practices in a fluid and ongoing manner

Clinicians, like you, are experiencing improved outcomes for a wide range of clinical conditions including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and personality disorders.

Full of thought provoking lecture, engaging case studies and guided instruction, you will learn essential ACT skills that your clinical practice is missing to help your clients move forward in living a meaningful life. Leave this master class armed with tools you can use in your very next session.

Revolutionize your client outcomes with the flexible and fluid ACT approach!

Handouts

Outline

Master the Core Skills and Competencies of ACT

The ACT Model

  • What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Evolution of Third Wave Behavioral Therapies
  • Outcome Studies
Foundations of ACT
  • Contextual Behavioral Sciences
  • Functional Contextualism
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Happiness Trap
  • Importance of Understanding for Clinical Practice
Case Conceptualization
  • Experiential Avoidance as the Core Problem
  • Creative Hopelessness Exercises
  • Assessment Measures
  • ACT Clinical Interview
  • Inflexahex Diagnostic Model
Diagnostic Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Inflexibility
  • Experiential Avoidance
  • Lack of awareness
  • Unclear Values
  • Unhelpful Behaviors
  • Attachment to Conceptualized Self
  • Cognitive Fusion
Treatment Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Flexibility
  • Acceptance
  • Mindful Decision Making
  • Values Clarification
  • Value-Based Behaviors
  • Understanding Sense of Self
  • Defusion
Interventions and Strategies
  • Evidence-Based Processes and Practices
  • Mindfulness Action Plan
  • Commitment Plan Worksheet
  • Integration of Evidence-Based Models CBT, DBT, CFT
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Case Presentations
ACT Treatment Planning
  • Suggestaflex Model
  • Metaphors
  • Paradoxical Processes
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Self-Compassion Exercises
  • And Much More!
ACT in Action

Trauma
  • Function of Trauma Symptoms
  • Specify Treatment Goals
  • Target Self-harm Behaviors
  • Increase Psychological Safety
  • Mindfulness Exercises
Anxiety
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Control as the Problem
  • Mindful Worry Sheet
  • FEAR Algorithm
  • FEEL Exposure Work
Personality Disorders
  • Increase Emotional Tolerance
  • Values Clarification
  • Mind vs. Experience
  • Target the Client’s Story
  • Work with Client Anger
  • Role of Therapist Self-disclosure
Depression
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Reason Giving
  • Rumination
  • Story Telling
  • Damaged Conceptualized Self
  • Behavioral Activation

ACT Extension Models

Groups & Individuals: The ACT Matrix

  • Simple Format for Groups and Individuals
  • Five-sense Experiences
  • Mental Experiences
  • Toward Moves
  • Away Moves
  • The Four Quadrants
Trauma Prevention & Treatment: The Crosshairs Diagram
  • Awareness Training
  • Identify Painful Thoughts and Feelings
  • Identify Situations as Being Helpful or Unhelpful
  • Living Your Values at Work, Home, or in Other Important Areas of Life
Adolescents: The DNA-V Model
  • For Adolescents, Parents, Teachers
  • Based on Growth and Development
  • Understand the 3 Processes and 2 Perspectives of Model
  • Assist Adolescent with Handling Difficult Thoughts, Feelings, and Situation
  • Discover Role
  • Noticer Role
  • Advisor Role
Outside of Client Session: The Choice Point Model
  • Useful for in-the-moment Integration of CBT and ACT
  • Target Situation Selection and Modification
  • Values and Skills Section
  • Modify the Form or Frequency of Inner Experience
  • Respond Flexibly to the Situation and the Inner Experience
  • Help the Client Identify and Use Strengths
Couples: The ID Model
  • Assists with Conceptualization and Treatment of Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Self-dislike
  • Lack of Insight
  • Emotional Avoidance or Attachment to Emotional Experience
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-acceptance

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Faculty

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Master Class: Enhance Psychological Flexibility in Clients with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Jennifer L. Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC Related seminars and products: 1


Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC, has a mission to offer evidencebased psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. She is the founder of JPI Psychological Solutions in Mokena, Illinois and specializes in treating obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety and depression. At JPI she uses ACT and other third-wave models to assist clients with increasing quality of life.

Dr. Patterson is an ACT trainer and has lead over 500 ACT workshops across the US and internationally. She has served as vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Patterson was a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel (TLC) and former co-author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough.

Dr. Patterson received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a formally trained ACT clinician and is very skilled in mindfulbased therapies and empirically-supported treatments.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Patterson has an employment relationship with MidAmerican Psychological Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Patterson is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Illinois Psychological Association