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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) 3-Day Master Class
CE Test
$39.99 USD
This purchase is for online CE Test only
Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
JENNIFER L. PATTERSON, PSY.D., LCPC
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
3/24/2021
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT053645
Objectives
  1. Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundation of the ACT model to help clients increase psychological flexibility.
  2. Use knowledge base of ACT as a contextual behavioral science and how it differs from Cognitive Behavioral therapies.
  3. Detect the six psychological inflexible processes which maintain psychological rigidity and understand how it pulls clients away from value based behaviors.
  4. Formulate ACT consistent case conceptualizations to understand avoidance and how it relates to maintaining away moves related to value based behaviors.
  5. Utilize ACT case conceptualizations to prepare evidence-based treatment plans to assist with a cohesive treatment approach.
  6. Utilize the six psychological flexible processes in ACT to facilitate emotional openness and increase psychological flexibility in clients.
  7. Analyze how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language obstacles and implement clinical skills to assist clients with getting unhooked from their thoughts.
  8. Use metaphors, analogies, and experiential exercises to improve clients understanding of self and increase value-based behaviors.
  9. Implement ACT evidence-based protocols and processes into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.
  10. Synthesize core ACT interventions, like defusion, mindfulness, acceptance and the observer self, to increase clients value-based behaviors.
  11. Utilize ACT interventions, like contacting the present moment, to assist with developing observation and awareness skills for your client.
  12. Integrate the role of self-compassion in the ACT model and utilize exercises to help clients build self-acceptance.
  13. Create an effective and valued therapeutic relationship through the use of compassion-focused therapy processes.
  14. Develop an understanding of the ACT extension models and integrate core ACT techniques to use with trauma, adolescents, groups and couples.
  15. Incorporate awareness training from the Crosshairs model to help clients with trauma to effectively identify painful thoughts and feelings and determine behaviors as being helpful or unhelpful in an effort to increase valued living.
  16. Implement the core skills from the DNA-V youth model, like mindfulness and action, to support personal growth and improve psychological problems in adolescent clients.
  17. Demonstrate how to implement the choice point skills useful for in-the-moment integration of CBT and ACT to assist clients to respond flexibly to the situations that occur outside of sessions.
  18. Integrate core self-compassion techniques and awareness training to assist your clients with effective interpersonal functioning and increasing satisfaction in interpersonal relationships.
  19. Utilize the ACT Matrix in session with groups and individuals in order to improve client engagement and strengthen commitment to values-consistent behaviors.
Outline

Master the Core Skills & Competencies of ACT

The ACT Model

  • What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Evolution of Third Wave Behavioral Therapies
  • Outcome Studies

Foundations of ACT

  • Contextual Behavioral Sciences
  • Functional Contextualism
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Happiness Trap
  • Importance of Understanding for Clinical Practice

Case Conceptualization

  • Experiential Avoidance as the Core Problem
  • Creative Hopelessness Exercises
  • Assessment Measures
  • ACT Clinical Interview
  • Inflexahex Diagnostic Model

Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

  • Children and adolescents
  • Acute, florid hallucinations
  • Catatonic depression
  • Individuals with an adverse reaction to mindfulness exercises

Diagnostic Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Inflexibility

  • Experiential Avoidance
  • Lack of Awareness
  • Unclear Values
  • Unhelpful Behaviors
  • Attachment to Conceptualized Self
  • Cognitive Fusion

Treatment Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Flexibility

  • Acceptance
  • Mindful Decision Making
  • Values Clarification
  • Value-Based Behaviors
  • Understanding Sense-of-Self
  • Defusion

Interventions and Strategies

  • Evidence-Based Processes and Practices
  • Mindfulness Action Plan
  • Commitment Plan Worksheet
  • Integration of Evidence-Based Models CBT, DBT, CFT
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Case Presentations

ACT Treatment Planning

  • Suggestaflex Model
  • Metaphors
  • Paradoxical Processes
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Self-Compassion Exercises
  • And Much More!

ACT in Action

Trauma

  • Function of Trauma Symptoms
  • Specify Treatment Goals
  • Target Self-harm Behaviors
  • Increase Psychological Safety
  • Mindfulness Exercises

Anxiety

  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Control as the Problem
  • Mindful Worry Sheet
  • FEAR Algorithm
  • FEEL Exposure Work

Personality Disorders

  • Increase Emotional Tolerance
  • Values Clarification
  • Mind vs. Experience
  • Target the Client’s Story
  • Work with Client Anger
  • Role of Therapist Self-disclosure

Depression

  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Reason Giving
  • Rumination
  • Story Telling
  • Damaged Conceptualized Self
  • Behavioral Activation

ACT Extension Models

Groups & Individuals: The ACT Matrix

  • Simple Format for Groups and Individuals
  • Five-sense Experiences
  • Mental Experiences
  • Toward Moves
  • Away Moves
  • The Four Quadrants

Trauma Prevention & Treatment: The Crosshairs Diagram

  • Awareness Training
  • Identify Painful Thoughts and Feelings
  • Identify Situations as Being Helpful or Unhelpful
  • Living Your Values at Work, Home, or in Other Important Areas of Life

Adolescents: The DNA-V Model

  • For Adolescents, Parents, Teachers
  • Based on Growth and Development
  • Understand the 3 Processes and 2 Perspectives of Model
  • Assist Adolescent with Handling Difficult Thoughts, Feelings, and Situation
  • Discoverer Role
  • Noticer Role
  • Advisor Role

Outside of Client Session: The Choice Point Model

  • Useful for In-the-moment Integration of CBT and ACT
  • Target Situation Selection and Modification
  • Values and Skills Section
  • Modify the Form or Frequency of Inner Experience
  • Respond Flexibly to the Situation and the Inner Experience
  • Help the Client Identify and Use Strengths

Couples: The ID Model

  • Assists with Conceptualization and Treatment of Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Self-dislike
  • Lack of Insight
  • Emotional Avoidance or Attachment to Emotional Experience
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-acceptance
Author

JENNIFER L. PATTERSON, PSY.D., LCPC

Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC, has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. She is the founder of JPI Psychological Solutions in Mokena, Illinois and specializes in treating obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety and depression. At JPI she uses ACT and other third-wave models to assist clients with increasing quality of life.

Dr. Patterson is an ACT trainer and has led over 500 ACT workshops across the US and internationally. She has served as vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Patterson was a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel (TLC) and former co-author for Psychology Today’s blog “When More Isn’t Enough.” Dr. Patterson received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a formally trained ACT clinician and is very skilled in mindful-based therapies and empirically-supported treatments. SPEAKER DISCLOSURES

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Patterson has an employment relationship with MidAmerican Psychological Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Patterson is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Illinois Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
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Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

Price includes one CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for an additional fee; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Educators/Teachers
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Indiana Educators: 1.5 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.

Montana Educators: This self-study package is offered for 1.5 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: 1.5 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

Texas Educators: PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 1.5 CPE clock hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 credits.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This intermediate activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 1.0 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.5 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 1.5 self-study contact hours.

Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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Psychologists
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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Credit Available Until: 3/24/2022
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This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area). **ASHA CEUs are available on this course from 07/08/2013 to 05/13/2014. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 07/08/2013 or after 05/13/2014 cannot be reported.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS ONLY: To be reported to ASHA, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Are you a Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Audiologist requesting to have your credit hours reported to the ASHA CE Registry to earn ASHA CEUs?" and include your ASHA number. After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this self-study course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 1.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

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Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals