ACT, EvoS, and PracticeLab, March 2017

**Please note EXTRA learning opportunity on Friday, April 7th, listed at bottom**

Mar 6, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Continue in-group practice with the Portland Model.

Mar 10, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: Check-in (personal x professional), select agenda items, problem-solving and brainstorming exercises on specific issues that arise.

Mar 17, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
The ACT Peer Consult Group meets the third Friday of each month.  Agenda: Starting in February, we began reading and discussing Mindfulness for Two by Kelly Wilson in anticipation of his workshop in Portland this summer). We established a format, determined roles, and planned for upcoming months,  For the March meeting, we will review and discuss chapters 1 and 2. Please see this page and notice the several tabs to review the anticipated format. Please contact a member with an active role (listed) if you have any questions (sadly, I will be missing this month due to having an all-day workshop in Lewiston).

Mar 22, 6 pm.  Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Agenda: Last month, we agreed to start Angels and Ages.  This month, we will read and discuss Chapter 2 on Charles Darwin.

Mar 27, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Resume in-group practice with the Portland Model.

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy For Groups
Presenter: Renee Hoekstra, PsyD (link)
Friday, April 7, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: MMC Dana Center, Classroom #4, 66 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102
No charge | If planning to attend, please RSVP to Mindy
Event page to share
Downloadable/Printable Flyer

Description: Introducing FAP encourages clients to consider how in-group behaviors are directly related to their current pain, and how awareness of these behaviors can evoke multiple opportunities for growth and change. FAP enhanced assignments maximize group cohesion and encourage in-group improvements. This presentation offers clinicians ways to flexibly implement FAP into current groups, set up groups with in-session targets in mind, and pre-screen clients to get them on board with group treatment. Group leaders will also be encouraged to consider what their groups need, what it will take to get them there, and what options need to be created to encourage growth and clinical improvements.