$15 – $40

Case Conceptualization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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This workshop provides a chance to learn concrete methods for conceptualizing cases from the perspective of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Formulating a useful case conceptualization is a foundational clinical skill that is essential in delivering effective treatment, and one that can be often overlooked in the process of working with clients. Participants will learn several formats for doing formal case conceptualization outside of session as a means to further develop knowledge and skill with ACT theory, as well as to learn a means to enhance treatment planning. The importance of ongoing case conceptualization throughout a course of treatment will be emphasized, as well as common pitfalls in conceptualizing client problems. Participants will also have a chance to practice newly learned skills with a case in breakout groups.

Participants will get the most from the workshop if they have read at least one basic ACT text, such as:

Another reference for getting started in ACT is the Learning ACT Resource Guide.

AUDIENCE: The audience is aimed at clinicians who have at least some practice with ACT, but is also appropriate for intermediate to advanced practitioners who have not already seen this material.

This workshop assumes that attendees have at least some knowledge of and practice with ACT. Those who have no knowledge of ACT will likely find themselves lost as the basics of ACT theory and intervention will not be taught. If you have not attended prior trainings on ACT, we recommend you do at least some basic reading on ACT before you attend this workshop.


Registration is online.

Scholarships: We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority given to those who would add diverse and under represented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.


2 CE credits for therapists (with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket, completion of the Learning Activity Evaluation, and attendance of the entire workshop).


After attending this training, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between case conceptualization, treatment planning, and applying interventions.
  2. Create a case conceptualization within an ACT framework.
  3. Understand how the different ACT techniques relate to each other and to the basic principles of ACT.


Jason Luoma, Ph.D. is CEO of Portland Psychotherapy in Portland, OR. His research focuses on shame, self-stigma, connection, and the application of ACT and psychedelic assisted therapy as an intervention shame and increasing self-compassion. He is currently organizing a clinical of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder that looks like it will be the first trial of psychedelic assisted therapy in the Pacific Northwest. He also recently organized a special section on psychedelic assisted therapy and contextual behavioral science. He is also an internationally recognized trainer in ACT, former chair of the ACT training committee, and past president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He has over 50 publications including co-authoring 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.

Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder), trauma and PTSD, and matters related to the use of psychedelics.  Brian completed his doctorate at Fordham University in Bronx, NY and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Weill-Cornell Medical center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and practices from an orientation based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Brian also has extensive experience in the areas of mindfulness and meditation, and incorporates them into his therapy with clients.  He is an active researcher and has published on topics such as anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and the relationship between theory and practice in psychotherapy.  Brian has also held numerous leadership positions, including his current service as a committee chairperson for the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.  At Portland Psychotherapy, Brian is also involved in research in his specialty areas. 

Refund/cancellation policy:

We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made by participants more than two weeks before the training event. For cancellations within two weeks 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.

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