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An introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): Enhancing your practice with acceptance, self-compassion, and values-based action

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An introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): Enhancing your practice with acceptance, self-compassion, and values-based action

An introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): Enhancing your practice with acceptance, self-compassion, and values-based action

Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Live webinar May 3 and 17, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Facilitated by Matthew Boone, LCSW

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy grounded in mindfulness, self-compassion, and values-based action. In over 600 [trials] and nearly 200 meta-analyses, ACT has shown to be efficacious for a wide variety of challenges.

Depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, substance abuse, chronic pain, dealing with cancer, stress, and stigma have had treatment success with ACT. ACT does not go after reducing symptoms. It increases psychological flexibility. That is the capacity to turn to the present moment and take action according to personally chosen values.

This two-day webinar will intellectually and experientially explore psychological flexibility. The facilitator will present the six interrelated psychological and behavioural processes. These are: acceptance, defusion, contact with the present moment, self-as-context, values, and committed action.

Participants will learn to identify three strategies for facilitating acceptance and willingness with clients. Along with the three strategies for facilitating defusion with clients. Examine how to help clients contact the moment-to-moment experience of thoughts and feelings without becoming absorbed in them or pushing them away. Contact a sense of self that is more stable than transient thoughts and feelings. A sense of self that transcends personal narratives about who they are and what they are capable of. Understand how to facilitate conversations with clients about personal values and values-based behavior activation.

Learn what it is like, in practice, to open up to thoughts and feelings without entanglement. Identify what truly matters to you and take meaningful action. Participants will watch ACT demonstrations and practice ACT skills with themselves and others.

Registration includes a copy of Matthew Boone’s book Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway.

Registration fee: $515 .Student and group rates are available

For full registration details please visit https://cvent.me/gmoK7o

What our learners had to say about this course

The opportunity to participate in experiential activities greatly enriched my learning. So did the possibility to hear other people talk about their work and their challenges. I had the option of taking a recorded webinar about ACT, also given by Matt Boone, at a lower cost but opted for the live one and am glad I did. Lots of value for the money.

– Betsy Mann, Parent Coach, Attendee, An introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): Enhancing your practice with acceptance, self-compassion and values-based action, facilitated by Matthew Boone, LCSW

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