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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2-Day Intensive (Columbia, MO)

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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia

3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd

Columbia, MO 65201

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Stop the Tug-of-War

~ Do your clients seem to be losing at tug-of-war with their anxious or depressed thoughts and feelings?

~ Are they constantly being pulled down into avoidant behaviors?

~ Have you tried helping the client challenge those anxious and depressed thoughts only to find yourself more and more frustrated?

~ Have you attended workshops in the past where you left feeling not fully prepped to apply the modality?


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based “third wave” behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress, and numerous other psychological problems. To date it is supported by almost 200 clinical trials (and growing rapidly). ACT teaches people to stop fighting with their difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories. Instead, they learn to accept them as natural phenomenon, build mindfulness skills, identify core personal values, and commit to behaviors that are consistent with those values.

In addition to 12 CEUs, participants in this workshop will learn about the model of psychological flexibility, upon which ACT is based, and engage in skill development in the implementation of ACT.


At the end of this training, participants will be ready to begin using ACT in their own therapeutic practice, including being able to:

  • Identify the six domains of human suffering and psychological flexibility

  • Conceptualize behavior problems as dimensions of experiential avoidance, disconnection from valued behaviors, and lack of present-moment awareness

  • Explain how ACT is used to treat numerous mental health concerns

  • Conduct ACT consistent mindfulness interventions

  • Assist clients in increasing their acceptance of difficult thoughts and feelings

  • Conduct values-based behavior change strategies


Continuing Education:

Evidence Based Training Institute is proud to partner with the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to provide continuing education credits for our events. Missouri licensure statutes indicate that these credits should be acceptable for all Missouri licensed mental health professionals. However, it is the sole responsibility of each workshop participant to confirm course approval with their respective regulatory board. A CE certificate will be provided to all participants via email following the training. Full attendance will be necessary to receive credit (no partial credit will be given).


Presenter:

Jack Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW is in private practice in St. Louis, MO and is a faculty member of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University where he teaches ACT and evidence based therapy for anxiety, depression, and couples. He specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, as well as couples' distress. Mr. Jacobsen travels regularly to train other mental health professionals in the implementation of evidence-based treatments and was previously part of the national training team for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was responsible for helping train therapists from around the country in evidence based couples interventions. He has trained with the foremost experts and developers in ACT, including Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, Robyn Walser, and numerous others. His teaching style has been described as energetic and highly engaging.

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