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The ACT Book and Seminar Bundle
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[+] [-] 052015 - ACT for Children & Adolescents:
  1. Describe the six processes that underlie psychological flexibility.
  2. Formulate common clinical problems in the treatment of children using a psychological flexibility model.
  3. Explain how the model of psychological flexibility can be organized in three major interventions that underlie most 3rd wave of cognitive behavioral therapies.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate an ACT consistent therapeutic agreement and gain sufficient buy in from primary caregivers and other systems.
  5. Show how to use “creative hopelessness” to motivate a change in the control agenda including experiential activities aimed at bringing children into direct contact with letting go of their attempts to escape unwanted thoughts and feelings.
  6. Demonstrate at least three skills or methods to increase ‘awareness’ in child client populations and related buy-in from primary caregivers.
  7. Demonstrate at least three skills or methods to increase ‘engagement’ in child client populations and related buy-in from primary caregivers.
  8. Distinguish between goals and values as specified in ACT and how to use primary caregivers values for buy-in.

[+] [-] 052015 - ACT for Children & Adolescents:

ACT in a Nutshell

  • The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Psychological flexibility
  • ACT for children & adolescents
  • The hexagon model

Role of Exposure in ACT

  • Translate client values into behavioral goals
  • Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
  • External exposure
    • Situations
    • People
  • Internal exposure
    • Thoughts
    • Emotions
    • Memories
    • Bodily sensations
  • Psychological flexibility in young people
    • Games and activities

Assess and Track

  • Assess the function of behavior in young people
  • Three categories of behavior: open-aware-engaged
  • Create a therapeutic contract, agenda and agreement

ACT in Action – Strategies, Games, Activities and Experiential Exercises for Children & Adolescents:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Family conflict

Group Settings & Schools

  • Use ACT in groups with children and adolescents
  • ACT in schools and non-clinical settings



Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW, is a social worker, ACT trainer, international presenter and author.

Tim has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. He specializes in working with attachment and trauma issues, including children and adolescents who have suffered abuse. He is the co-author of The Act Approach: A Comprehensive Guide for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PESI, 2017) and The ACT Deck: 55 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Practices to Build Connection, Find Focus and Reduce Stress (PESI, 2017). He has also authored a self-help book integrating ACT with attachment-based therapeutic practices into his work. He was an instructor of the Clinical Behavioral Sciences program, where he taught ACT at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

As Tim presents ACT workshops around the world, he is renowned for his passion and his experiential approach to training professionals.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Timothy Gordon is in private practice He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Timothy Gordon has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Jessica Borushok, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and founder of Busy Mind Reboot. She has consulted on a multi-site, grant-funded program to help parents of children in neonatal intensive care units and has co-facilitated a classroom-based prevention program for fourth graders designed to teach problem solving and coping skills in an effort to reduce risk associated with environmental stressors. In addition to clinical work and research, Dr. Borushok provides ACT trainings. Visit Jessica’s website:


Foreword writer, Kevin Polk, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over twenty years, primarily helping veterans. He is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and coauthor of several ACT books.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 052015 - ACT for Children & Adolescents:
[+] [-] 085130 - The ACT Approach