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Learning ACT From the Inside Out: An Experiential 2-Day Intensive Workshop

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Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

950 W. 41st Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7

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Learning ACT From the Inside Out: An Experiential 2-Day Intensive Workshop with Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych.

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This highly experiential workshop will provide mental health professionals with immediate, practical skills they can integrate into their work with adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of clinical settings. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an emerging cognitive behavior therapy, based upon unique philosophical and theoretical foundations in which the therapeutic target is psychological and behavioral flexibility in the presence of distressing or uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and urges. The stance of mindfulness and acceptance is used to reduce the power these thoughts and feelings hold over clients, and supports individuals and families to take their life in a direction that matters to them. Dr. Turrell is dedicated to providing jargon free, user-friendly workshops that give clinicians the skills they need to start incorporating ACT into their work right away! Participants will be guided through the ACT Matrix as a context in which to understand and practice assessment, formulation, and treatment. While there will be some didactic presentation of theory and therapeutic processes, participants will learn the model mostly “from the inside out” using role-play and real-play.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the basics of the ACT Matrix and understand the six core processes of ACT from the inside out
  2. Explain the concept of creative hopelessness as it relates to our patients and ourselves
  3. Appreciate the role of experiential avoidance in anxiety disorders and other mental health struggles
  4. Develop a beginning sense of mindfulness and how to use this with clients
  5. Help clients identify their own personal values and incorporate this information into the therapeutic work
  6. Apply the ACT processes to individual, group, and family work
  7. Arrange ACT-informed exposures for clients with anxiety and OCD
  8. Understand the evidence base for ACT

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Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

950 W. 41st Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7

Canada

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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