In this workshop, you learn the theoretical foundations of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and treatment processes and interventions. You also gain an understanding of relational frame therapy, as well as where to place ACT in the context of other evidence-based therapies. Education around the treatment process includes case conceptualization in ACT, presenting the model to patients, and the ACT therapeutic stance. You gain experience with ACT interventions through lectures and experiential exercises. You gain an understanding of how ACT interventions work with each other and the overarching treatment process. The intended audience for this workshop includes students, licensed clinicians, psychiatric nurses and pediatricians.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Describe the theoretical foundation of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Understand how ACT fits within the large landscape of evidence-based treatments
- Understand the treatment process and primary ACT interventions
- Gain direct experience with ACT interventions