Day 1 of the workshop will introduce ACT, both as an approach and set of intervention strategies, as applied to all the major anxiety disorders. This workshop will use a combination of didactic and experiential activities and will be intensely practical. Participants will be encouraged (but never forced or coerced) to engage the material at a personal level, as it applies to their own lives, and then also in the context of their clinical work. Worksheets and other practical tools will be provided. Read more
Day 2 of the workshop focuses on the nuanced application of exposure-based interventions within ACT, and their use in helping those struggling with anxiety and fear-related difficulties. If you have previous experience with ACT for anxiety disorders and want to skip the first day, you can sign up for just day 2, however, we still recommend the attendance of Day 1 even for experienced ACT practitioners. Read more
This two-day workshop provides a thorough overview of the theory, principles, and techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is intended for those who are relatively new to ACT and for those who have done some reading on their own about ACT but who may not have had the opportunity to participate in more experiential learning, practice case conceptualization, and receive feedback while practicing using the ACT model. Read more
Despite incredible advances in the science of psychological distress or well-being among gender and sexual minority (GSM) clients, changes in treatment have been lagging. Most resources express the need for an affirming and non-rejecting stance, but these do not fully meet the needs of therapists who wish to align their practice with the most current of data. This workshop will promote cutting-edge techniques that take advantage of research on minority stress and emotion regulation. The workshop will incorporate both theoretical and experiential work. Read more
Free Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Peer Consultation Group
Second Friday of every month from 3:30-5:30pm
It’s easy to get isolated and disconnected from the support of other professionals, leading to reduced vitality at work and burnout. One antidote to isolation is collaboration and community. Portland Psychotherapy hosts a free peer consultation group for therapists who are interested in developing and maintaining their ACT skills. Read more.
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