This acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) workshop is a single-track program covering two full days that is designed to support clinical-skills building in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and relational frame theory (RFT).
Steve is one of the key originators of ACT and RFT. He brings together the “head” and “heart” of ACT with his highly engaging and charismatic presenting style. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see one of the world leading ACT trainers in action!
This training presents ACT theoretical and practical information at an intermediate level. Participants should have had some formal training in ACT and should be reasonably familiar with mid-level ACT terms, specifically the six core ACT processes (mindfulness, self-as-context, acceptance, defusion, values, and commitment).
After this workshop you will be able to:
Objective #1: Describe the six processes that underlie psychological flexibility
Objective #2: Define the four essential characteristics of the therapeutic relationship
Objective #3: State the three essential functions of the ACT clinician in a therapy session
Objective #4: Describe the connection between the therapeutic contract and the therapeutic relationship
Objective #5: Demonstrate ways to detect presence or its lack during a session
Objective #6: List at least three techniques for mindful observation of avoidance and fusion on the part of a client during a session
Objective #7: List at least three techniques for mindful observation of pain and engagement on the part of a client during a session
Objective #8: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to mindfulness processes as they show up in session
Objective #9: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to self- as-context processes as they show up in session
Objective #10: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to values processes as they show up in session
Objective #11: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to commitment processes as they show up in session
Objective #12: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to defusion processes as they show up in session
Objective #13: Describe at least three ways of reading and responding to acceptance processes as they show up in session
Objective #14: List the three essential skills for effective case conceptualization in ACT
Objective #15: Describe the essential features of exposure therapy as conducted in an ACT-therapeutic context
Objective #16: State three reasons for combining exposure work with defusion-process work
Objective #17: Describe the essential features of behavioral activation as conducted in an ACT-therapeutic context
Objective #18: Describe how cognitive reappraisal can be recast as both a defusion process and as an incidence of cognitive flexibility
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of more than thirty-five books and 500 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering.
Steve has been president of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was the first secretary-treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a five-year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health. In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th “highest impact” psychologist in the world.
His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included in the registration fee but you will have the option to purchase lunch at one of the many catering outlets outside of the venue.