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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Made Easy: Innovative Techniques for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma & Personality Disorders


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Anxiety |  Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  Trauma and PTSD |  Personality Disorders
Faculty:
Douglas Fogel
Duration:
5 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
30 Jul, 2014
SKU:
POS046825
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

  • Integrate an ACT perspective into your current practice
  • Simplify, understand and implement difficult ACT concepts
  • Case examples, video clips and role play

Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your practice offers a new way for you to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients.

Join experienced ACT presenter Douglas Fogel, Psy.D., as he delivers an exercise and technique-heavy course that will give you the tools needed to more effectively treat clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and the personality disorders.

Dr. Fogel will teach you the main concepts of ACT, including mindfulness, acceptance, and defusion--demonstrating how these create greater psychological flexibility. Discover a variety of techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories. You will learn how to effectively use metaphors, custom techniques and experiential exercises to help your clients identify their values and translate them into behavior goals.

Through case examples, video clips, and role-play you will be able to integrate ACT techniques and skills in your practice tomorrow!

OUTLINE

ACT IN A NUTSHELL

  • The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Existential behaviorism
  • Psychological flexibility
  • ACT for anxiety, depression, trauma and personality disorders
  • Disorder-specific strategies
    • Common treatment elements
    • Metaphors, paradox and experiential exercises

ROLE OF EXPOSURE IN ACT

  • Translate client values into behavioral goals
  • Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
  • External Exposure
    • Situations
    • People
  • Internal Exposure
    • Thoughts
    • Emotions
    • Memories
    • Bodily sensations

ACT IN ACTION

Anxiety

  • Client avoidance strategies (including rumination)
  • Clean vs. dirty anxiety
  • Attack reason giving
  • Anxiety detector exercise
  • Turn up the willingness knob
  • Mountain of food metaphor
  • Passengers on the bus metaphor
  • And vs. but

Trauma

  • Function of trauma symptoms
  • Specify treatment goals
  • Target self-harm behaviors
  • Increase psychological safety
  • Tin can monster exercise
  • Mindfulness exercises

Depression

  • Role of avoidance in depression
  • Target suicidality
  • Evaluation vs. description exercise
  • Buy thoughts and defuse language
  • Observing self-exercise

Personality Disorders

  • Increase emotional tolerance
  • Values clarification
  • Mind vs. experience
  • Man in the hole analogy
  • Target the client’s story
  • Work with client anger
  • Role of therapist self-disclosure
  • Chessboard metaphor

OBJECTIVES

  1. Define ACT concepts such as experiential avoidance and cognitive defusion.
  2. Illustrate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and list techniques for increasing it.
  3. Identify how to reduce experiential avoidance by implementing emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients.
  4. Show how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance.
  5. Discover core ACT concepts through the use of role playing, case examples and clinical videos.
  6. Integrate ACT techniques into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 5.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

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Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 5.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

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Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.5 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

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Minnesota Social Workers

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Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

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California Psychologists

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Faculty

Douglas Fogel Related seminars and products: 1

Psy.D


Douglas Fogel, Psy.D has been in full-time clinical practice for over ten years. He worked for 10 years at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) as a counseling center clinician, supervisor of predoctoral interns, and an adjunct professor for the JHU Psychology Department. More recently, Dr. Fogel has been working in private practice and is a teacher/supervisor for practicum students in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Loyola University.

Dr. Fogel is finishing his first book titled Why Psychotherapy Works (And How to Do It). An overarching focus of the book is on establishing greater emotional integration with the goal of increasing behavioral flexibility and willingness. Successfully doing this allows clients to take their lives in a more values-oriented direction (such as increasing intimacy with those closest to them). Dr. Fogel has presented a number of training seminars on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to centers in the Baltimore/D.C area and his upcoming book is strongly informed by an ACT perspective.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Define ACT concepts such as experiential avoidance and cognitive defusion.
  2. Illustrate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and list techniques for increasing it.
  3. Identify how to reduce experiential avoidance by implementing emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients.
  4. Show how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance.
  5. Discover core ACT concepts through the use of role playing, case examples and clinical videos.
  6. Integrate ACT techniques into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.

Outline

ACT IN A NUTSHELL

  • The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Existential behaviorism
  • Psychological flexibility
  • ACT for anxiety, depression, trauma and personality disorders
  • Disorder-specific strategies
    • Common treatment elements
    • Metaphors, paradox and experiential exercises

ROLE OF EXPOSURE IN ACT

  • Translate client values into behavioral goals
  • Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
  • External Exposure
    • Situations
    • People
  • Internal Exposure
    • Thoughts
    • Emotions
    • Memories
    • Bodily sensations

ACT IN ACTION

Anxiety

  • Client avoidance strategies (including rumination)
  • Clean vs. dirty anxiety
  • Attack reason giving
  • Anxiety detector exercise
  • Turn up the willingness knob
  • Mountain of food metaphor
  • Passengers on the bus metaphor
  • And vs. but

Trauma

  • Function of trauma symptoms
  • Specify treatment goals
  • Target self-harm behaviors
  • Increase psychological safety
  • Tin can monster exercise
  • Mindfulness exercises

Depression

  • Role of avoidance in depression
  • Target suicidality
  • Evaluation vs. description exercise
  • Buy thoughts and defuse language
  • Observing self-exercise

Personality Disorders

  • Increase emotional tolerance
  • Values clarification
  • Mind vs. experience
  • Man in the hole analogy
  • Target the client’s story
  • Work with client anger
  • Role of therapist self-disclosure
  • Chessboard metaphor

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