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Free Educational Webinar: Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Guide for Practitioners
January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Noon Mountain Time
Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Guide for Practitioners
Allison Willets, LCPC, NCC, ACMHC
Outpatient Therapist, Center for Change Boise
ACT Optional Journal Prompt Handout
About the Presenter:
Allison Willets is a licensed clincial 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 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.
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 #167264. 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 #886558729-5662) for 1 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) is a process based therapeutic approach that 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. All humans experience six similar core yearnings that we attempt to meet through flexible or inflexible core processes. In this webinar, we will unpack each core yearning and inflexible response, as well as tools to assist our clients in pivoting towards psychologically flexible responses. We will discuss the dark side of ‘feel goodism’ and how avoidance can impact our clients’ ability to recover and willingness to experience all emotions. Further, we will share findings on how using ACT in professional practice can positively impact both clients and practitioners.
Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:
1.Recognize connection between six core yearnings and six core ACT processes.
2.Discuss the dark side of ‘feel goodism’ and the importance of assisting our clients in increasing psychological flexibility.
3.Discuss various ACT skills to assist clients in creating a valued life focused on direction rather than destination.
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.