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Complimentary EDPI Educational Presentation

November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Eating Disorder Treatment


Friday, November 4, 2022
Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Presentation: 8:30am – 10:00am


Presented by Allison (Alyee) Willets, LCPC, NCC, ACMHC, Outpatient Therapist, Center for Change Boise
Inn at 500 Capitol
500 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
Parking validations will be provided for The Car Park Garage at Capitol & Myrtle (445 S Capitol Blvd)


Offering 1.5 CE’s


Register for the in-person presentation


Live outside the Treasure Valley Area? Register here for the live-streamed presentation

Post-test – for reference only

About the Presenter:
Allison Willets is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Idaho, an associate clinical mental health counselor in the state of Utah, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has experience working with chemical addictions and eating disorders. At Center for Change Boise she combines her degrees in psychology, art, and counseling to foster creative and unique perspectives to research and treatment of clients with eating disorders. Allison enjoys working with adolescents, athletes, and individuals that struggle in their relationship with exercise. Her therapeutic approach is a combination of Adlerian, CBT, DBT, and ACT. Allison also loves to include art in her sessions to help clients express their feelings in creative ways. In her free time she enjoys painting, running, traveling, and spending time with her two cats.

CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #172766. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886558729-7502) for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Description of Presentation:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help clients accept uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and emotions by changing the relationship that clients have with their internal experiences and encouraging commitment to behaviors aligned with personal values. By incorporating the use of ACT, clinicians can better treat clients struggling with eating disorders. In this presentation, we will learn various methods of incorporating ACT into practice, including practical approaches to working with clients and families, as well as addressing potential barriers to using ACT.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:

1.Attendees will list the benefits of using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in treating individuals with eating disorders.
2.Attendees will identify how to incorporate tenets of ACT into their personal and professional practice to address desire to suppress or avoid emotions.
3.Participants will describe various ACT skills to assist clients in creating a value focused life.
Training For:
Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


November 4, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am