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Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy | Dr Strosahl & Dr Robinson | 14-hr

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Join Dr Strosahl & Dr Robinson for this applied basic Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy training; Enact meaningful change here & now.

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Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Basics:

ACT as a Brief Intervention

About this course

Now more than ever, clinicians are under pressure to optimize client outcomes in as few sessions as possible. Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) treats every therapy session as if it’s the last, empowering clinicians to maximize the likelihood of meaningful change here and now.

In April 2022, join Dr Kirk Strosahl and Dr Patti Robinson, co-founders of FACT and world-renowned authors, for this applied FACT training. Over the course of four days, this 14-hour workshop delivered via Zoom will provide a brief introduction to the theoretical basis of FACT and hands-on tools for the mastery of foundational FACT skills. Participants will learn to assess, conceptualize, and deliver powerful brief interventions, further learning to shift from traditional diagnostic-based treatment services to FACT. Enhance your clinical toolkit and learn how to effectively optimize your therapeutic approach.

Continuing education: CEs for Psychologists

14 CEs for Psychologists available (co-sponsored by the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; ACBS). ACBS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACBS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEs are awarded contingent on timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers. CEs will only be awarded for complete attendance (participants may not arrive more than 15 minutes late to any session). Partial credit is not available (i.e., you must attend all sessions in order to receive any CEs). In order to receive CE documentation, you must (i) attend every single session live and on time via Zoom AND (ii) complete the post-training evalutation form by 20-May. Unfortunately, there is no scope for flexibility around attendance. As best you can, please ensure each of the live sessions works with your schedule before opting in for CEs for Psychologists.

Schedule

Weekend One

Friday, 08-April 2022 3 pm to 7:30 pm Irish/UK time (7 - 11:30 am Pacific time)

Saturday, 09-April 2022 3 pm to 5:30 pm Irish/UK time (7 - 9:30 am Pacific time)

Weekend Two

Friday, 06-May 2022 3 pm to 7:30 pm Irish/UK time (7 - 11:30 am Pacific time)

Saturday, 07-May 2022 3 pm to 5:30 pm Irish/UK time (7 - 9:30 am Pacific time)

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Although this 14-hour training is delivered live, registrants will have access to recordings of each session.

Cost & registration

€299 for complete access to the online training via Zoom. Reduced rate of €225 offered for students and unwaged/ low waged attendees. 10% discount for members of our mailing list (email info@actnow.co to join). Reduced rate of €150 for those who completed FACT training with us in January 2021 and would like a refresher before completing FACT Mastery. An additional fee of €13 applies for those opting in to receive CEs for Psychologists.

FACT Basics is strongly recommended as a pre-requisite course for FACT Mastery (beginning September 2022). €645 for complete access to both FACT Basics & FACT Mastery.

Who is this training for?

A variety of professions, including and not limited to psychologists, psychotherapists, coaches, GPs, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, executive coaches, and behavior analysts.

Prerequisites

Some familiarity with the ACT model is recommended but not required.

This training will include a number of experiential exercises that are completed in pairs. For this reason, we recommend signing up with a learning partner that you can work with throughout the sessions and connect with for continued support following the workshop. If you are registering solo, we will find a learning partner for you within the context of the training.

Workshop Learning Objectives

Weekend 1. Friday, 08-April & Saturday, 09-April

  1. Describe the FACT model and its application to address psychological and medical problems
  2. Use FACT assessment strategies
  3. Use FACT to conceptualize treatment
  4. Assess and measure psychological flexibility
  5. Participate in strong clinical conversations about values and “workability” of solutions to problems of living
  6. Engage people in change by promoting behavioral variability

Weekend 2. Friday, 06-May & Saturday, 07-May

  1. Demonstrate skill in merging conceptualization and intervention
  2. Identify in-the-moment opportunities for enhancing Psychological Flexibility
  3. Create SMART behavioral experiments that promote behavioral variability
  4. Use the Life Path intervention as an initial visit intervention
  5. Use the Bull’s Eye Plan as an intervention
  6. Create a resilience plan, after assessing your Psychological Flexibility and vitality

Content Breakdown

Friday, 08-April 2022

  • 3:00 pm: FACT Basics Brief review of reading
  • 4:15 pm: Now, let’s learn to do FACT! Patient preparation, Functional assessment, Contextual Interview Questions, Rating Scales
  • 5:00 pm: Workability, Conceptualization – Four Square, PAT
  • 5:30 pm: Demonstration and skill practice. Assessment and Conceptualization Roleplay Practice – Use FACT Tools to conduct assessments and conceptualize
  • 7:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations

Saturday, 09-April 2022

  • 3:00 pm: Review
  • 3:10 pm: Measuring Psychological Flexibility
  • 3:15 pm: Assessment and Conceptualization: Complex Patients. Use FACT Tools to conduct assessments and conceptualize
  • 4:15 pm: Demonstration and skill practice. Assessment and Conceptualization Roleplay Practice
  • 5:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations

Friday, 06-May 2022

  • 3:00 pm: Review
  • 3:15 pm: Working in the Moment to Create Change in Psychological Flexibility Intervention Demonstration Debrief
  • 3:45 pm: Zoom in: Values Talk. Roleplay demonstration using case suggested by participants
  • 4:45 pm: Zoom in: Behavioral Variability. Zoom in: Follow-up Visits
  • 5:30 pm: Demonstration and skill practice intervention in initial and follow-up visits
  • 6:30 pm: Metaphors. Life Path: Video demonstration
  • 7:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations

Saturday, 07-May 2022

  • 3:00 pm: Review. Life Path Role Play Practice
  • 3:45 pm: Bull’s-Eye Plan: Video demonstration
  • 4:30 pm: Bull’s-Eye Role Play Practice
  • 5:00 pm: Health Worker Resilience
  • 5:15 pm: Discussion, Question and Answers, A Going Forward

Meet the trainers

Dr Kirk Strosahl

Dr Kirk Strosahl is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specializes in the application of ACT as a brief intervention. He has practiced for 30 years in a variety of brief intervention contexts, including brief therapy clinics and primary care. He has written several professional books on the brief applications of ACT, including “Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” and “Inside This Moment: Promoting Radical Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”. In 2018, with Dr. Patricia Robinson, he co-authored the second edition of their best-selling self-help book, “The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using ACT to Move Through Depression and Live a Vital Life”.

Dr. Strosahl has conducted numerous training workshops around the world; his approach to teaching is clinician-oriented and skill-based. Because of this, Dr. Strosahl has often been referred to as the “hands of ACT”.

Dr Patti Robinson

Dr Patti Robinson is currently the Director of Training and Program Evaluation for Mountainview Consulting Group. This company was founded in 1998 and won the APA Presidential Innovative Practice Award in 2009. Dr. Robinson is the co-founder of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She provides consultation and training services all over the world and is committed to improving access to behavioral health services and to the realization of health equity. Earlier in her career, she worked as a researcher and clinician for Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, WA, and as a Behavioral Health Consultant for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, WA.

She has over 50 professional publications and eleven books, including “In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience” and “Real Behavior Change in Primary Care”.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

We will offer a full refund to registrants who cancel their registration up to 28 days before the training start date (minus administrative fees). If canceled up to 14 days before the training start date, registrants may request a 50% refund. If canceled within 14 days, no refund will be issued. Please email us at info@actnow.co to cancel a registration.

Disclosure

Dr Kirk Strosahl and Dr Patti Robinson benefit commercially from the dissemination of FACT through courses, trainings, and their instructional materials (including books). ACT is an empirically supported treatment model, further details can be accessed here: https://contextualscience.org/state_of_the_act_evidence

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Aisling Leonard‐Curtin is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) trainer. She has experience working across a variety of settings including organisational, psychiatry, addictions, psycho-oncology, community, public, and educational settings. Aisling teaches on multiple university courses and regularly delivers ACT workshops internationally; most notably she has given workshops at Harvard Medical School and teaches at Trinity College Dublin at Doctorate level. She is a lecturer on the Masters in Coaching in UCC and the Masters in Pluralistic Psychotherapy at IICP. Aisling is a published author, most recently co‐authoring The Power of Small, a number one bestseller in Ireland. Aisling’s first book, an edited volume co-edited by Matthew Skinta, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities was published by New Harbinger. Aisling is keen to bring this transformative approach out to as many people as possible.


Dr Trish Leonard‐Curtin is a Counselling Psychologist who specialises in working with trauma and extreme emotional distress through a variety of approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy. She has had a keen interest in helping people connect compassionately with challenging emotions when they arise and empowering them to work effectively with difficult emotional experiences. Trish is co‐director of ACT Now Purposeful Living and a part‐time lecturer on the UCC Coaching Masters. Trish co‐authored The Power of Small, a number one bestseller in Ireland. Trish has extensive experience working with trauma and psychological distress in adolescents and adults across a range of settings, including community, hospital, educational, primary care, private practice, and charities. Having trained in many mindfulness-based approaches, Trish values the role of mindfulness in daily life and her therapeutic work. She continues to train in mindfulness interventions and co‐facilitates mindfulness‐based workshops.

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