11 hours, 7 minutes
NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
Acceptance and mindfulness is having a profound impact on clinical practice. Both empirically-supported and focused on deep clinical issues, acceptance and mindfulness approaches have been shown to help clients cope with a wide variety of clinical problems including:
Many have described ACT as the next DBT! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can empower your clinical work. ACT takes the view that trying to change difficult thoughts and feelings as a means of coping can be relatively ineffective. However, new, powerful acceptance and mindfulness-based alternatives are readily available.
When combined with values—and committed action—ACT skills can quickly mobilize even some of our most stuck clients.The intention of the workshop is to provide you with the foundation of ACT and a beginning set of skills and experiences that will direct further development.
Explain why experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion underlie most forms of psychopathology
Define ACT as a psychological flexibility model of health
Formulate clinical problems in terms of acceptance, defusion, self, now, values and committed action
Identify these processes moment to moment in clients
Acceptance and Mindfulness
The role of language in the ubiquity of human suffering
Self-struggle and experiential avoidance
Objectification and dehumanization
The ACT Model
Mindfulness from an ACT Point of View
Evidence of Impact
Learning to See ACT Processes in Flight
Signs of each ACT process
Assessing the Strength of ACT Processes
Using the hexaflex model in case conceptualization
Breaking down ACT moves moment to moment
Foster psychological acceptance in clients
Quickly reduce the impact of negative thoughts
Mobilize and make use of the spiritual side of clients
Apply ACT skills and help clients get into contact with their core values
Apply ACT methods to reduce the stressful impact of working with difficult clients
Developing ACT Skills
Challenging the system: Creative hopelessness
Control as the problem
Self as context: Finding a place for experiential acceptance
The Therapeutic Relationship
Developing ACT Skills
Values and choice
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get out of Your Mind and into Your Life and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 32 books and over 400 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Dr. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
His popular book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time magazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States. Dr. Hayes and the book were also part of the inspiration behind the Guy Ritchie movie Revolver (2005).
Dr. Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world’s most influential clinical psychologists. His seminars are captivating, motivating and inspiring. Learning ACT will change your clinical work and your life.