Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Books from 2018

March 22, 2019

Christina Chwyl, B.A.

Each year, we update our Learning ACT Resource Guide with the newest resources on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that come out each year. The guide contains a comprehensive list of all of all the ACT that have ever been published. You can browse this list, organized by category, on our LearningACT website. Below, are the 43 new books we discovered when revising the guide at the end of 2018: Books for Therapists A Clinician’s Guide to Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself! Framework A Contextual Behavioral Guide to the Self: Theory and Practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Substance Abuse: A Clinician’s Guide to Using Practical Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Interventions for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Acceptance and Commitment Read more

Portland Psychotherapy 2018 Year in Review

January 28, 2019

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

Hello friends and colleagues. As we usher in a new year, we pause to take a look back at 2018, an exciting year of growth and new beginnings for us here at Portland Psychotherapy. Expansion of clinical staff means more specialized services and an increased ability to serve our community We just celebrated the one-year anniversary of the three newest members of our full-time clinical team: our Director of Clinical Operations, Kyong Yi, LCSW, and licensed psychologists Angela Izmirian, Ph.D. and Bryce Doehne, PsyD. Although they have only been with us for a year, Kyong, Angela, and Bryce have already made huge contributions to our organization. In addition to seeing clients, they have been meeting with members of our broader Read more

Forgiveness Therapies: Dangerous or Healing?

November 6, 2018

Christina Chwyl, B.A.

Forgiveness is a new and growing target in therapies. But are such therapies effective?

Introducing ACT With Compassion

November 1, 2018

Christina Chwyl, B.A.

Dear reader, We feel a bit like a rude guest, who has forgotten to introduce you to their friend. If you’re reading this post, you’re probably a therapist looking for resources to learn and grow professionally. We think you might be interested in meeting this friend, “ACT With Compassion,” a website dedicated to helping therapists who are interested in bringing more compassion and effectiveness to their work with clients struggling with self-criticism and shame. Actwithcompassion.com is created by therapists at Portland Psychotherapy and is a place where we: List all the latest training events for therapists that we can find that relate to things like self-compassion, compassion-focused therapy, and working with shame prone clients Publish original resources for therapists (e.g. Read more

Values conflicts? Is that a thing?

September 26, 2018

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

I love values. People tend to know that about me and so I often get presented with values questions from colleagues or friends. And one of the most common questions that seems to come up has to do with what to do with supposed values conflicts. While I usually try to approach these questions with openness and curiosity, I’m going to be totally honest here. These questions about “values conflicts” confuse me. It’s like the feeling I had once when I saw an advertisement for a medication to help with the “problem” of “inadequate” eyelashes (true story!). My response was, “Wait, that’s a problem? I didn’t know that was a thing to worry about? Maybe I have that problem and Read more