Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - A Practical Introduction in Clinical Practice: A Weekend Professional Workshop
Presenter: John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., Professor & Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program, University at Albany, SUNY
Dates: May 29-31, 2015
Location: Eastover Estate & Retreat, Lenox MA
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and wellness. In this workshop, we will learn about one specific approach and set of practices based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT).
ACT is a newer evidence-based behavior therapy that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change processes to (a) weaken the unhelpful influence of thoughts and emotional avoidance in guiding actions, while (b) promoting greater experiential and psychological flexibility in the service of (c) valued ends. It is both a form of therapy and an approach to living well, with evidence showing that it is useful for many forms of psychological and emotional suffering.
This 3-day workshop will introduce ACT, both as a model and intervention technology, and illustrate its use across a broad set of problem areas commonly seen in mental health settings. The workshop will include a mix of didactic teachings, demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises. Clinical worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.
We are approved to offer 13.5 CE credits for psychologists.
For more information & to register, see http://www.eastover.com/john-forsyth.html