ACT, EvoS, and PracticeLab, April 2017

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

April 3, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Continue in-group practice with the Portland Model.

April 7, 3:30-5:00 pm **Special Event**
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy For Groups
Presenter: Renee Hoekstra, PsyD (link)
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.
Some attendees will be having dinner with Renee @ Sebago’s in Portland @ 5:30 pm. If you plan to attend the event and/or dinner, please RSVP to Mindy

April 14, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: Winding down and processing end of the PracticeLab series. Next? steps

April 21, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
The ACT Peer Consult Group meets the third Friday of each month.  Agenda: Tentatively plans are for Kelly Wilson to join us from 8-9:00 am.  We will need to bump some of our usual structure and process for this.  Please plan to read chapters 3 and 4 and come with questions prepared.

April 24, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Resume in-group practice with the Portland Model.

April 26, 6 pm.  Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Agenda: Last month’s meeting was canceled. Tentative plans are to resume where we left off: Read and discuss Chapter 2 of Angels and Ages on Charles Darwin.