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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Master Class: Enhance Psychological Flexibility in Clients with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Average Rating:
   4.3
Faculty:
Jennifer L. Patterson
Duration:
17 Hours 15 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 16, 2018
Product Code:
POS053645
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Watch this breakthrough Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) master class to develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging clients!

You'll learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitive-behavioral change strategies to revolutionize some of the toughest clinical conditions.

This in-depth training includes step-by-step methods to:

  • set an ACT consistent treatment plan
  • build an ACT skills repertoire to use immediately with any client
  • apply evidence-based ACT practices in a fluid and ongoing manner

Clinicians, like you, are experiencing improved outcomes for a wide range of clinical conditions including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and personality disorders.

Full of thought provoking lecture, engaging case studies and guided instruction, you will learn essential ACT skills that your clinical practice is missing to help your clients move forward in living a meaningful life. Leave this master class armed with tools you can use in your very next session.

Revolutionize your client outcomes with the flexible and fluid ACT approach!

Credits


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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

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 18.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


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 18.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 18.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 18.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 18.5 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 18.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 18.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 18.5 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 18.5 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.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 18.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 18.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 18.7 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 18.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 18.7 self-study continuing education credits.


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 18.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level 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 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 18.5 (Clinical) 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.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 18.7 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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

CE Broker

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 18.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 18.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 18.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 22.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 18.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 18.5 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.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 18.0 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.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 18.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Jennifer L. Patterson's Profile

Jennifer L. Patterson Related seminars and products: 1

Psy.D., LCPC, Clinical Psychologist


Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC, has a mission to offer evidencebased psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. She is the founder of JPI Psychological Solutions in Mokena, Illinois and specializes in treating obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety and depression. At JPI she uses ACT and other third-wave models to assist clients with increasing quality of life.

Dr. Patterson is an ACT trainer and has lead over 500 ACT workshops across the US and internationally. She has served as vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Patterson was a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel (TLC) and former co-author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough.

Dr. Patterson received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a formally trained ACT clinician and is very skilled in mindfulbased therapies and empirically-supported treatments.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Patterson has an employment relationship with MidAmerican Psychological Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Patterson is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Illinois Psychological Association


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Objectives

  1. Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundation of the ACT model to help clients increase psychological flexibility.
  2. Expand knowledge base of ACT as a contextual behavioral science and how it differs from Cognitive Behavioral therapies.
  3. Detect the six psychological inflexible processes which maintain psychological rigidity and understand how it pulls clients away from value based behaviors.
  4. Formulate ACT consistent case conceptualizations to understand avoidance and how it relates to maintaining away moves related to value based behaviors.
  5. Utilize ACT case conceptualizations to prepare evidence-based treatment plans to assist with a cohesive treatment approach.
  6. Utilize the six psychological flexible processes in ACT to facilitate emotional openness and increase psychological flexibility in clients.
  7. Analyze how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language obstacles and implement clinical skills to assist clients with getting unhooked from their thoughts.
  8. Use metaphors, analogies, and experiential exercises to improve clients understanding of self and increase value-based behaviors.
  9. Implement ACT evidence-based protocols and processes into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.
  10. Synthesize core ACT interventions, like defusion, mindfulness, acceptance and the observer self, to increase clients value-based behaviors.
  11. Utilize ACT interventions, like contacting the present moment, to assist with developing observation and awareness skills for your client.
  12. Explore and integrate the role of self-compassion in the ACT model and utilize exercises to help clients build self-acceptance.
  13. Establish an effective and valued therapeutic relationship through the use of compassion-focused therapy processes.
  14. Develop an understanding of the ACT extension models and integrate core ACT techniques to use with trauma, adolescents, groups and couples.
  15. Incorporate awareness training from the Crosshairs model to help clients with trauma to effectively identify painful thoughts and feelings and determine behaviors as being helpful or unhelpful in an effort to increase valued living.
  16. Implement the core skills from the DNA-V youth model, like mindfulness and action, to support personal growth and improve psychological problems in adolescent clients.
  17. Demonstrate how to implement the choice point skills useful for in-the-moment integration of CBT and ACT to assist clients to respond flexibly to the situations that occur outside of sessions.
  18. Integrate core self-compassion techniques and awareness training to assist your clients with effective interpersonal functioning and increasing satisfaction in interpersonal relationships.

Outline

Master the Core Skills and Competencies of ACT

The ACT Model

  • What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Evolution of Third Wave Behavioral Therapies
  • Outcome Studies
Foundations of ACT
  • Contextual Behavioral Sciences
  • Functional Contextualism
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Happiness Trap
  • Importance of Understanding for Clinical Practice
Case Conceptualization
  • Experiential Avoidance as the Core Problem
  • Creative Hopelessness Exercises
  • Assessment Measures
  • ACT Clinical Interview
  • Inflexahex Diagnostic Model
Diagnostic Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Inflexibility
  • Experiential Avoidance
  • Lack of awareness
  • Unclear Values
  • Unhelpful Behaviors
  • Attachment to Conceptualized Self
  • Cognitive Fusion
Treatment Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Flexibility
  • Acceptance
  • Mindful Decision Making
  • Values Clarification
  • Value-Based Behaviors
  • Understanding Sense of Self
  • Defusion
Interventions and Strategies
  • Evidence-Based Processes and Practices
  • Mindfulness Action Plan
  • Commitment Plan Worksheet
  • Integration of Evidence-Based Models CBT, DBT, CFT
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Case Presentations
ACT Treatment Planning
  • Suggestaflex Model
  • Metaphors
  • Paradoxical Processes
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Self-Compassion Exercises
  • And Much More!
ACT in Action

Trauma
  • Function of Trauma Symptoms
  • Specify Treatment Goals
  • Target Self-harm Behaviors
  • Increase Psychological Safety
  • Mindfulness Exercises
Anxiety
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Control as the Problem
  • Mindful Worry Sheet
  • FEAR Algorithm
  • FEEL Exposure Work
Personality Disorders
  • Increase Emotional Tolerance
  • Values Clarification
  • Mind vs. Experience
  • Target the Client’s Story
  • Work with Client Anger
  • Role of Therapist Self-disclosure
Depression
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Reason Giving
  • Rumination
  • Story Telling
  • Damaged Conceptualized Self
  • Behavioral Activation

ACT Extension Models

Groups & Individuals: The ACT Matrix

  • Simple Format for Groups and Individuals
  • Five-sense Experiences
  • Mental Experiences
  • Toward Moves
  • Away Moves
  • The Four Quadrants
Trauma Prevention & Treatment: The Crosshairs Diagram
  • Awareness Training
  • Identify Painful Thoughts and Feelings
  • Identify Situations as Being Helpful or Unhelpful
  • Living Your Values at Work, Home, or in Other Important Areas of Life
Adolescents: The DNA-V Model
  • For Adolescents, Parents, Teachers
  • Based on Growth and Development
  • Understand the 3 Processes and 2 Perspectives of Model
  • Assist Adolescent with Handling Difficult Thoughts, Feelings, and Situation
  • Discover Role
  • Noticer Role
  • Advisor Role
Outside of Client Session: The Choice Point Model
  • Useful for in-the-moment Integration of CBT and ACT
  • Target Situation Selection and Modification
  • Values and Skills Section
  • Modify the Form or Frequency of Inner Experience
  • Respond Flexibly to the Situation and the Inner Experience
  • Help the Client Identify and Use Strengths
Couples: The ID Model
  • Assists with Conceptualization and Treatment of Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Self-dislike
  • Lack of Insight
  • Emotional Avoidance or Attachment to Emotional Experience
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-acceptance

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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