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ACT with Compassion: Deepening Your Skill in Working with Highly Self-critical and Shame Prone Clients: Feb 1, 2020

Professional Training at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:30 AM (PST)

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ACT with Compassion: Deepening Your Skill in Working with Highly Self-critical and Shame Prone Clients

 

February 1, 2020

 

This day begins with an exploration of how shame and self-criticism are fundamentally relational in their origins and explore how self-to-self relating emerges from self-to-other relating. We will provide an overview of the concept of social safety and how this can be used to guide therapeutic work with highly shame prone and self-critical clients.

 

We will then provide an overview of a case conceptualization process to be used to address shame-based difficulties. Central to this process is the development of a de-blaming platform from which the client can view their own shame-based struggles. This also involves methods to help the therapist develop a deeper understanding of the client’s core shame and self-criticism as well as psychological resources that can be used to address these issues. Lovingkindness meditation is introduced and ways to adapt it for use with highly shame prone clients is addressed.

 

The workshop proceeds to discuss how ACT processes can be focused on addressing chronic and pervasive shame-based difficulties, with a particular focus on flexible perspective taking. Demonstrations of how to use perspective taking and compassion-fostering strategies with clients will be provided and attendees will also practice in small groups. An overview of chair work in the context of ACT will be provided.

 

This workshop is intended to be part 2 of a two day workshop, but can also be taken on its own. If you already have a thorough understanding of the functions of shame and a good understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, then it is you will probably be OK taking just the second day of this workshop. To sign up for the first day of the workshop, go here: ACT with Compassion: An Introduction to Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Highly Self-critical and Shame Prone Clients: Jan 31, 2020

 


 

AUDIENCE

 

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) at all levels of expertise and working with any population in any treatment setting. Some prior exposure to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is encouraged but not absolutely necessary.

 

*** Please note that this workshop is only open to health professionals and students enrolled in a graduate-level health or mental health program. This is an experiential workshop in which attendees will be asked to practice various therapeutic interventions. Thus, some previous training as a health professional or counselor is necessary for effective participation. In addition, as we do provide clinical case examples as part of the learning material, we need to make sure that all attendees have a similar understanding of and obligation to uphold HIPAA and other related laws around patient confidentiality. Therefore, unfortunately, we cannot open this workshop up to members of the public or professionals in non-mental health professions. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us to discuss it.

 


  

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL

 

This workshop is intended for those with at least a working knowledge of ACT and the functions as shame, as these will not be covered in this workshop. This workshop focuses on application of ACT processes in a specific context with exercises designed to help facilitate the application of processes with sensitivity to context and function. Those who need an introduction to ACT or the role of shame in therapy should take the introductory workshop on the preceding day.

 


 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration is online. The workshop will serve refreshments and coffee at the start of the workshop.

 

We try to keep the tuition low so everyone who wants to can attend. Let us know if being able to pay the fee serves as a barrier to your attendance.

 

Scholarships: We reserve a number of scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We particularly prioritize those who work with underserved populations such as people of color, sexual and gender minortiy clients, people with disabilities, or other underserved or stigmatized populations. 

 


 

SCHEDULE 

 

8:00am - Registration begins 
8:30am - Workshop begins
10:00am - 15 minute break
12:00pm - 90 minute break for lunch
1:30pm - Workshop resumes
3:00pm - 15 minute break
4:30pm - Workshop ends

 


 

CE CREDITS

 

6 CE credits (with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket, completion of the Learning Activity Evaluation, and attendance of the entire workshop--make sure to sign in and out)

 


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Use theory around flexible perspective taking to guide the implementation of compassion focused interventions.
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the use of chair work in an ACT approach to shame and self-criticism.
  3. Describe how to sequence ACT interventions for chronic shame and self-criticism.
  4. Describe how compassion focused interventions fit inside an ACT model.

 


 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

 

JasoLuoma, Ph.D. is CEO of Portland Psychotherapy in Portland, OR. His research focuses on the application of ACT as an intervention shame and increasing self-compassion, and the dissemination and training of evidence-based therapies. He has provided training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at national and international venues. Jason is an internationally recognized trainer in ACT, former chair of the ACT training committee, and past president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He publishes regularly in peer reviewed journals on ACT, training, shame, and stigma and has co-authored two books Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Values in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life. His work on shame and compassion can be read at www.actwithcompassion.com.

 

 Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D. is the President at Portland Psychotherapy in Portland, Oregon. In her clinical practice, Jenna specializes in using ACT to work with adults struggling with various relationship difficulties, including problems with intimacy, sexuality, trauma-related relationship challenges, and also struggles a person may have in their relationship with their own body. Much of her clinical work focuses on ways in which compassion and perspective taking can be used to address issues related to shame, stigma, and self-criticism. She is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and provides training in ACT to professionals around the world. Jenna is also the co-author of the book, Values in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life and co-hosts the podcast Beyond Well.

 


 

WORKSHOP LOCATION

 

Milagro Theatre

El Zócalo

525 SE Stark St

Portland, OR 97214

 


 

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Portland Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Portland Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for all programs and content. 


Refund/cancellation policy:

We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made more than one week before the training event. For cancellations within one week of the training event, we will refund 50% of the tuition. Alternately, participants may elect to apply 100% of their tuition to a future training event. No refunds will be given after training events.

 

Special Accommodations :

Please contact us if you need accommodations to enable you to fully participate in the workshop. We will work with you and do our best to find a way to ensure your participation.

Have questions about ACT with Compassion: Deepening Your Skill in Working with Highly Self-critical and Shame Prone Clients: Feb 1, 2020? Contact Professional Training at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center

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Milagro Theatre
El Zócalo
525 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:30 AM (PST)


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