Workshops and Classes for Therapists

April 28, 2017, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm · Portland, OR · Details

Values work is an integral component of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It can be argued that values are the core of the therapy, guiding every ACT intervention; they provide the “why” in any ACT-based treatment plan. In addition, it is often the values emphasis in ACT, with its shift away from focusing on symptom-reduction or psychopathology towards creating meaning, purpose, and vitality, that draws both clients and clinicians to ACT. However, clinicians often find it difficult to move beyond simply articulating values in a conceptual way to knowing how to bring values alive for their clients. Read more

October 27, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Portland, OR · Details

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

October 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Portland, OR · Details

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