Training & Research on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, & Evidence-Based Therapy


Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Guide Exposure Therapy: The Basics

Brian Thompson, PhD, Brian Pilecki, PhD, and Joanne Chan, PsyD
September 17th, 2021 from 12-3pm

This is a beginner workshop intended to provide the foundations of exposure therapy including types of exposure interventions and design effective exposure exercises for various anxiety disorders and OCRDs. Participants will learn how to use ACT processes to guide the implementation of exposure techniques and how ACT processes may be enhanced by traditional exposure methods. This workshop will provide some background in theory and will emphasize applying exposure to clinical contexts using case studies, exposure demonstrations, and the practice of new skills by participants. Read More.


Overcoming Barriers to Effective ACT-Informed Exposure Therapy

Brian Thompson, PhD and Brian Pilecki, PhD
October 15th, 2021 from 12-3pm

This workshop will offer a brief introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-informed exposure and focus on practical ways to address common problems in implementation. Case examples will be provided to illustrate common client barriers such as lack of buy-in and difficulty grasping core ACT concepts. Strategies for overcoming these barriers will be offered and participants will have the opportunity to practice newly acquired skills through role-plays and break-out rooms. Read More.


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – An Experiential & Practical Introduction

Jason Luoma, PhD and Jenna LeJeune, PhD
November 13th and 14th, 2021 from 8:30am-4:30pm at Milagro Theatre- El Zocalo

This two-day in-person 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, observe models, or receive feedback while using the ACT model. Read More.


Therapy and Research in Psychedelic Science (TRIPS) Seminar Series

Second Friday of every month from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PT)

September 10th, 2021Cultural Considerations in Outreach to and Assessment of Minoritized/Marginalized Individuals in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy with Terrance Ching, PhD.

October 8th, 2021 – Presentation Title TBA – Dr. Elizabeth Nielson

November 12th, 2021 – Presentation Title TBA – Anthony Bossis, Ph.D.

December 10th, 2021 – Presentation Title TBA – Jamilah R. George

January 14th, 2022 – Presentation Title TBA – Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc


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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We regularly host workshops on a range of topics, including on:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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  • Diversity, Equity, Culture, and Race in Therapy
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