This professional workshop is an introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) theory and technique. Hosted by pioneering ACT psychologists and trainers Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona, this Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy DVD offers clinicians all of the information they need to begin applying ACT in their practices.
The DVD covers case conceptualization from an ACT perspective, treatment order and planning, and using the six ACT treatment processes: acceptance, mindfulness, defusion, self-as-context, values clarification, and committed action.
The DVD begins with an explanation of the foundations of ACT and how ACT understands human suffering, with a specific focus on anxiety, depression, and anger. The workshop then invites viewers to participate in exercises that allow them to directly experience ACT techniques and processes. Finally, viewers develop a clear grasp of how to implement ACT interventions in client sessions.
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About the Authors:
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. His books combined have sold more than two million copies. in private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression.
Patricia Zurita Ona, PsyD, is clinical supervisor at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic and the Wright Institute's Behavioral Medicine Training Program. she provides training for graduate level therapists who are learning evidence-based interventions for emotional disorders.