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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Introduction


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Psychologists -APA (Live Events), 6 Psychologist-Vermont, 6 Clinical Social Worker-Vermont, 6 LCMHC/LMFT-Vermont

Topic Areas:
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Faculty:
Martin Seehuus, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
Basic to Intermediate
Duration:
6
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Description

This experiential discussion will introduce the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through both a high-level discussion of ACT’s goals and techniques, and through practicing those techniques ourselves. This class is an introduction to ACT that may help therapists decide whether or not to pursue further training and experiences, but it’s also an opportunity for those more experienced with ACT to practice, discuss, and explore in a supportive group environment.

 

Graduate psychology/behavioral health students, use code STUDENT20 for the student discount (total price $65.00).

 

By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to a colleague or patient, including the fundamentals of Relational Frame Theory.
  2. Explain to a patient how ACT differs from theoretical orientations like CBT, DBT, or psychodynamic orientations, including the focus that ACT places on acceptance and not symptom reduction.
  3. Describe to a colleague or patient the role of values in ACT, and be able to guide a patient through an appropriate values exploration exercise.
  4. Explain to a patient or colleague the role of exposure in ACT treatment, and how the goals of that exposure only partially overlaps with exposure’s use in other theoretical domains.
  5. Thoughtfully discuss their experiences with some of the processes and exercises associated with ACT, and explain the value of ‘doing ACT’ to ourselves.

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Martin Seehuus, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Middlebury College


Martin Seehuus, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of psychology at Middlebury College and a clinical educator at the University of Vermont’s department of psychological science. His clinical background includes education and experience in CBT, DBT, and ACT, as well as the not-as-easily-abbreviated existential-phenomenological approach. His published research covers a broad range of topics, including sexuality, fantasy, sleep disturbance, and college student and refugee mental health. His teaching includes human sexuality, CBT for insomnia, ACT, and a comparative review of theories of clinical psychology. He lives in Middlebury, where he sometimes paints things.

 


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