ACT Peer Consultation Group, April 17, 2015

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Peer Consultation Group
Portland, Maine

The ACT Peer Consultation Group meets on the third Friday of each month.
Next: Friday, April 17 @ 8-9:30 am

If you have not previously attended this group but are a mental health or healthcare professional and would like to participate, please contact me first.

Coordinator:  Joel
Location:  MMC Family Practice Clinic, 272 Congress St., 2nd floor conference room, Portland, ME
Preparation:  Read Beyond Happiness from Psychology Today

Future Agenda:  Please review items for Feb-Spring 2015 here.


  1. Welcome!  
  2. Brief Mindfulness Exercise.  A brave volunteer will lead us through a short mindfulness exercise.
  3. Discussion.  Our evolving understanding of so-called negative emotions.  Featured sources include Beyond Happiness (Psychology Today article) and The Upside of Your Dark Side (recent book by Todd Kashdan).  Tentative plans include viewing a portion of Todd Kashdan’s recent presentation at the World Bank.
  4. Case Consultation.  We *may* spend a portion of our meeting reviewing cases. If you have an interesting or challenging case you would like to present, please bring relevant details.  Otherwise, plan to participate in consulting on others’ cases.
  5. Planning.  We will spent a few minutes near the end to review our agenda for spring 2015.

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