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IPA Spring Conference: Introduction to ACT in Trauma Work
Friday, April 09, 2021, 9:00 AM to Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM CST
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Introduction to ACT in Trauma Work

14 CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )

Robyn Walser, PhD Renowned author, researcher, and master ACT trainer




About This Course

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) employs a variety of verbal and experiential processes and techniques to assist clients in making life enhancing choices based on personally held values. This approach to the treatment of multiple client populations has proven effective in research studies and directly addresses the avoidance of internal experience and values-based living. Issues often viewed as hallmarks of personal difficulties. Mindfulness and acceptance strategies can serve to reduce the impact of triggers on life challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse behavior. Additionally, a broad functional approach to treatment, emphasizing motivation and values-based strategies can assist those suffering to regain vitality and meaning in life. This workshop will focus on ACT as an intervention more broadly with a shift to ACT for trauma in the latter half of the training. Skills training in ACT and role-play will be included. Attendees will engage in exercises designed to refine and develop their ACT skills, increasing flexibility in the use of the core processes and consistent application of the model. This training is co-sponsored by the Iowa Psychological Association. Attendees must complete the course in full and attend all sessions in order to receive ANY continuing education credit. No partial credit will be given.

 

Schedule

Session 1 | Friday, April 9, 2021, 9 AM - 1 PM CST

Session 2 | Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9 AM—12 PM CST

Session 3 | Friday, April 23, 2021, 9 AM - 1 PM CST

Session 4 | Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9 AM—12 PM CST

 

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Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of language in human suffering.
  2. Describe the role of fusion, evaluation, avoidance and reason-giving participate in mental health difficulties.
  3. Describe how ACT can be used for intervening with multi-problem patients dealing with a number of life issues.
  4. List the benefits of mindfulness as a practice as well as an ongoing process during session, including how it can be used to cultivate compassion.
  5. Describe what is meant by defusion and its therapeutic advantage.
  6. Describe willingness to experience and its relationship to exposure.
  7. Describe self-as-context and how it promotes psychological flexibility.
  8. Describe the role of values in therapy and their motivational nature.
  9. Describe how to develop doable and reasonable committed actions linked to values.
  10. Describe what is meant by therapeutic presence from an ACT perspective.
  11. Describe the impact of trauma and the role of language in the falsehood of orderliness.
  12. Describe how self-as-context can assist with the relationship to memories for those who have experienced trauma.
  13. Describe how to use willingness and defusion in approaches to exposure for trauma.
  14. Describe how values are violated and re-engaged in trauma fallout
  15. Describe committed actions linked to in-vivo exposure in the treatment of trauma
  16. Describe the fallout of trauma and its impact on psychological flexibility

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 14 CE Hours by the following:

  • BACB – Behavior Analysts
  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • ACCME – Physicians
  • ANCC – Nurses
  • APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • NY State – Psychologists, Counselors and Social Workers

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Prerequisites

None

Audience

Mental Health Professionals (psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists) Intermediate level

Recommended Reading

Luoma, J., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. D. (2017). Learning ACT 2nd Ed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

References

Gloster, A. T., Walder, N., Levin, M., Twohig, M., & Karekla, M. (2020). The Empirical Status of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Review of Meta-Analyses. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Wharton, E., Edwards, K. S., Juhasz, K., & Walser, R. D. (2019). Acceptance-based interventions in the treatment of PTSD: Group and individual pilot data using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 14, 55-64.

Thompson, B. L., Luoma, J. B., & LeJeune, J. T. (2013). Using acceptance and commitment therapy to guide exposure-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43(3), 133-140.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at [email protected] to cancel a registration.

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