Bold Moves: Enhancing Your Practice with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Full-day workshop for health care and mental health care professionals
with Joel Guarna, PhD
Portland, Maine
Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Organized by the Health Education Training Institute (HETI)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is both a contemporary form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a mindfulness-based psychotherapy.  ACT has shown much promise in helping clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties and, more generally, to help people move toward living well.

ACT introduces a comprehensive model of therapy including a creative set of metaphors and experiential exercises to help clients (a) move away from unworkable change strategies, (b) make healthy contact with thoughts, feelings, and other private reactions they have learned to avoid, (c) re-connect with their deepest values to set a direction for change and to motivate change, and (d) experience their struggles differently and in a manner that permits them to move forward with their lives now.
Using a combination of didactic presentation and experiential exercises, this workshop will introduce participants to the ACT model.  Attendees will leave this training with a basic understanding of ACT approaches to therapy and with specific skills they can employ immediately.
Also, please sign-up to receive updates on future ACT trainings and other programs offered through White Pine Institute.

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