Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Intensive 2-Day ACT Clinical Training
12.0 CREDIT HOURS
This workshop will be highly experiential with a focus on helping participants practice and build skills that they can readily integrate into their work with a variety of clients. It’s designed to give participants a strong foundation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) theory as well as practical experience with many core ACT interventions. The workshop is ideal for beginning practitioners new to the model as well as those already practicing ACT at an intermediate level who want to refresh their understanding of the fundamental principles that inform ACT work.
Over the course of two days, we will work with participants to discuss the process of assessing psychological problems using the Psychological Flexibility model, to learn and practice skills relevant to each of the 6 core psychological flexibility processes, to apply ACT skills to help clients differentiate between ineffective and meaningful actions, and to identify and address key indicators of psychological inflexibility. In addition, the training will explore the ways in which language and metaphor influence behavior and can be used in therapy to help change behavior. We will use experiential exercises, small group work and dyad work to encourage participants to practice and enhance new skills.
Andrew Santanello, Psy.D is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland. He is a Peer Reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trainer, a National Cognitive Processing Therapy trainer, and has provided expert training and consultation to military and civilian providers for over 15 years. His professional interests include dissemination and practice of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with an increasing focus on mechanisms of change and process-based psychotherapy, psychological resilience, and the intersection of behavioral science and mindfulness-based approaches to alleviating human suffering. In his personal life, Dr. Santanello is a committed practitioner of Zen Buddhism and received denbo transmission and the title of sensei in 2022 , empowering him to teach the Dharma in the White Plum lineage of Sōtō Zen. His dharma name is “Ryūshin” which translates to “Dragon Heart.” Dr. Santanello is the owner of Santanello Psychological Services and Vice President of Learning and Professional Development at the ACT Academy.
Mar 14-15, 2024: 8:45am-4pm ET | 2-Day ACT Training | 12 Cred Hrs
Date: Thurs & Fri, Mar 14 & 15, 2024
Time: 8:45am-4:00pm Eastern Time - Both Days
Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals