Focused ACT Workshop (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)

  • 16 Mar 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 17 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community Center, 201 N Picacho St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
  • 5

Registration

  • This registration fee includes both days of the workshop, and is discounted for AzABA members through March 1st.
  • This registration fee only includes Day 1 of the workshop, and is discounted for AzABA members through March 1st.
  • This registration category is only for employees of Intermountain and AZA United, who are co-hosting this event with AzABA. The registration deadline is March 1st.
  • This is the regular registration rate for both days. It is available to the public. AzABA members who do not register before the early registration deadline can register at this rate. The deadline to register is Monday, March 13th.
  • This is the regular registration rate for only Day 1 of the workshop. It is available to the public. AzABA members who do not register before the early registration deadline can register at this rate. The deadline to register is Monday, March 13th.

Registration is closed

Join us for this rare opportunity to receive intensive training from two of the most accomplished ACT therapists in the world, including one of the founders!  Includes 8.0 CEUs per day  for BCBAs.  You may register for one day or both (see below for details).  Day 1 also includes 1.0 Ethics CEUs Registration includes lunch and refreshments!


DESCRIPTION
This workshop will provide an introduction to Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) assessment, case formulation and intervention tools.  FACT suggests a trans‐diagnostic approach to human suffering and use of mindfulness and value‐based behavior change techniques. These powerful strategies apply to individual and group service and are useful in creating healthy communities.


PRESENTERS
Kirk Strosahl Ph.D. & Patricia Robinson Ph.D.

Husband‐and‐wife team, Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson are considered to be two of the most accomplished ACT therapists in the world. They also happen to be charismatic and entertaining workshop presenters! Kirk, one of the three original founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, has worked extensively in brief therapy settings, including over 20 years in a general practice clinic, where he provides short consultations and interventions for clients with all kinds of presenting problems. Patricia has practiced ACT for over 25 years in primary care settings, and now consults nationally and internationally with health care systems seeking to integrate brief intervention services.

Amongst numerous other books and papers, they are the co‐authors of "Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" and the best‐ selling, "The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression."


REGISTRATION OPTIONS
An early registration discount is available until March 1st.  Registration is open to the public, but AzABA members receive a substantial discount (see registration fees).  CEUs for BCBAs are included at no extra charge.

Participants may register for Day 1 only, or both days.  The agenda for each day is as follows:

Day One:

  • A model for bringing behavioral health to primary care
  • ACT/FACT Psychological Flexibility model
  • Assess Your Skills using the FACT CAT
  • FACT Assessments
  • Conceptualization
  • Focusing Questions and Problem Summaries


Day Two:

  • Demonstrate and Practice FACT Interventions:
  • Open Aware Engaged
  • Dancing with the Pillars
  • Physical Metaphor Exercises: Bulls Eye, Life Path
  • FACT in Groups & Classes
  • Assess your progress: FACT CAT


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to….

  1. Know the evidence pertaining to radical change in therapy
  2. Apply brief approaches to assessment and clinical reframes
  3. Use brief, accurate case formulation strategies
  4. Plan powerful interventions to improve client openness, awareness and engagement
  5. Apply FACT interventions to common behavior problems
  6. Understand the structure of a 3‐class protocol for the FACT Life Path Class