The Marion County Systems of Care Collaborative, (MCSOCC), in collaboration with the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, cordially invite you to join us in a 2-day Evidence-Based Practice Training. We will offer, at no cost, Continuing Education Units or Certificates of Participation, upon completion of this training. Lunch will not be provided
About the training and trainer:
Here is some information regarding the curricula:
Kevin L. Polk, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been a practicing for twenty-three years, primarily helping veterans and others with troubling trauma memories. For the past eight years he has dedicated himself to the study of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), spending close to 20,000 hours studying the philosophy and theory behind ACT, and learning and designing ACT interventions. He is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer who is passionate about teaching others how to use the matrix to increase psychological flexibility and valued living. He is the co-editor of The ACT Matrix: How to increase psychological flexibility across a variety of contexts, New Harbinger (2014), and the coauthor of The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix, New Harbinger (to be published June 1, 2016).
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been successful in treating a variety of psychological issues, such anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, and more. In contrast to other treatment options, ACT has proven extremely effective in helping clients who are “stuck” in unhealthy thought patterns by encouraging them align their values with their thoughts and actions.
The ACT Matrix fuses the six core principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into a simplified, easy-to-apply approach that focuses on client actions and behavior as workable or unworkable, rather than good or bad. Most importantly, you’ll learn how this innovative approach can be used to deliver ACT more effectively in a variety of settings and contexts, even when clients are resistant or unmotivated to participate.
“I love the matrix. Sometimes you need a way of thinking about ACT that is so focused on what is critical and so simple that you cannot forget it. That's the matrix. The number of situations that call for it is stunning: as a tool for difficult clients; when you feel lost in therapy; for an elevator speech with a business person; to do a thirty-minute talk with a lay group; to guide a chat with a school principal; and on and on. This is the first book on the matrix and how to use it. Let me simplify it for you: Get it. Read it. Use it.”
—Steven C. Hayes, PhD, cofounder of ACT and professor of psychology at the University of Nevada
NOTE: This is a TWO-DAY event - Please register for BOTH days....Please contact Kim Williams, as listed below, should there be any questions....THANKS