An ACT of Compassion (Houston, TX): Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Intervention for Chronic and Persistent Shame
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Overview of theoretical model of shame; creating experiential awareness of judgment, classification, and shame
- ACT model of self, experiencing self-focused interventions in client role
- Overview and application of the ACT model as it applies to shame and self-criticism
- Chair work as a method for developing flexible perspective taking – practicing in small groups
- Continued experiential practice, case conceptualization, and setting personal goals for further development
This workshop is intended for those with little or no knowledge of ACT to those with advanced experience. Those experienced with mindfulness might benefit from new practices for shame and self-criticism. Some previous familiarity with ACT would likely to helpful for this workshop, but those completely new to ACT but interested in issues of self, childhood trauma/abuse, shame, self-criticism, mindfulness, or perspective taking should all find something of value in this workshop.
Total CE Credits: 12
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Understand a functional and evolutionary account of shame and self-criticism
2) Be able to formulate problems with shame in terms of ACT theory
3) Identify ways in which you can work with shame in the present moment with clients
4) Use at least two new techniques to help clients with shame
Jason Luoma, Ph.D.is Director of the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center in Portland, Oregon, a unique research and training clinic where all profits go to fund scientific research. In addition to directing the center and conducting research, he maintains a clinical practice focused on helping people who suffer from chronic shame, self-criticism, and low self-esteem. Dr. Luoma has been studying ACT for about 15 years and spent four years at the University of Nevada, Reno studying ACT with its creator, Dr. Steven Hayes. Dr. Luoma is an internationally recognized trainer in ACT, former chair of the ACT Training Committee, and president-elect of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He is author of Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, one of the best-selling ACT books for therapists. He has conducted research on interventions for shame and stigma for over a decade and recently published the first randomized trial of an ACT approach to shame in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
Houston Parks and Recreation Department
1475 W. Gray - Houston, TX 77019
P: (832) 395-7325
Meeting room #3
The workshop meets from 8:30am - 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, 2014. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 AM each day.
Southest Texas Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Unviversity of Houston - Clear Lake Clinical Psychology Program
with assistance from
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Southwest Texas Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
When & Where
Portland Psychotherapy - Clinic, Research, & Training Center
Portland Psychotherapy provides psychotherapy services, classes for personal growth, conducts scientific research, and provides training for professionals in evidence based psychotherapy approaches.