Taking ACTion: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ID: 5129WEB

Taking ACTion: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)" will provide an overview of ACT and highlight the ways in which ACT methods enhance and support traditional Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dr. Schmidt will cover the foundations of ACT, including the six core components; Acceptance, Defusion, Present Moment, Self As Context, Values and Committed Action. This interactive webinar will demonstrate the core components while emphasizing the role of psychological flexibility, openness and willingness. Similarities and differences between ACT and traditional CBT will also be covered and participants will learn how to integrate these methods. This interactive presentation includes exercises and case examples to model ACT techniques and their application in work with clients. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the foundations of ACT and learn how to apply ACT methods in their practice.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define efine the 6 core components of ACT
  • Explain the differences and similarities between ACT and traditional CBT
  • Integrate implement ACT methods in their work with clients

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Intermediate

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R, specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Trauma and Depression. He is a highly skilled Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) and has extensive training with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and other exposure based approaches. As Professor and Director of the Post-Masters CBT Certificate Program at New York University (NYU), Dr. Schmidt is always up to date with the newest and latest therapy techniques. Dr. Schmidt also trains and supervises other therapists in CBT based approaches. He brings this and more than 15+ years of experience to best help the patients he works with.

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