This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
Anxiety disorders are common, chronic, and disabling. This 1-day workshop, led by a leader in the use of ACT for anxiety disorders, is for mental health professionals who wish to further enhance their knowledge, skills, and clinical sensibilities using ACT for anxiety disorders and exposure-based strategies within the ACT model.
ACT is an evidence-based transdiagnostic approach that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. This work can be challenging for both therapists and clients alike, for much of ACT work involves contacting difficult and painful psychological content without defense and for a purpose other than psychological relief. Without a solid grounding in the compassionate use of exposure, these efforts can easily fail or backfire. Thus, understanding the application and integration of the ACT model of psychological health and suffering is essential for effective ACT work with anxiety concerns.
This workshop will introduce ACT, both as a model and intervention technology, and illustrate its use across the spectrum of anxiety-related concerns. Participants will learn how to address and transform core processes that both feed and maintain anxious suffering.
This workshop will use a combination of didactic and experiential activities and will be intensely practical. Participants will be encouraged (but never forced or coerced) to engage the material at a personal level, as it applies to their own lives, and then also in the context of their clinical work. Worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.
Online Course Format
- 6 hours of Online Training
- 6 CEUs
- Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.