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Psychological Flexibility and Compassion as Treatment Foci for Addictive Behaviors:

Applying Compassion-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (CF-ACT) to Addictions in Adolescents

On Demand Education
Online
1.5 CE Hours
Clinical
Free

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Description

In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn introductory techniques from Compassion-Focused ACT, discuss clinical reasoning related to their application to addictions and addictive behaviors in teens, and will briefly be exposed to the evidence base supporting these approaches in the addictions literature. The goal of this workshop is to provide a primer on CF-ACT to equip participants with a few new techniques they can use with clients who struggle with addictive behaviors and to inspire participants to explore the modality further.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this presentation is to introduce participants to CF-ACT and its techniques.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify two distinctive features in CF-ACT as a treatment approach.

  • Describe two core ACT processes and discuss how they can be leveraged to intervene with Substance Misuse and Addictive Behaviors.

  • Identify the three Flows of Compassion.

  • Define Fears, Blocks, and Resistances and discuss how they can undermine Substance Misuse and Addictive Behaviors.

  • Identify learning pathways for further training and development on CF-ACT.

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
This course is fiscally sponsored by Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50). There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Eli Cwinn, Ph.D., C.Psych

Dr. Eli Cwinn, (C.Psych.) is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and caregivers. He does research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and adapting Evidence-Informed Interventions for complex community settings. Eli is an international trainer in both ACT and CFT, and he consults with hospitals, community mental health organizations, and provincial working groups on how to incorporate ‘third-wave’ CBTs into their service model. Eli is currently the chair of the Ontario Association of Contextual Behavior Science and has previously sat on the leadership committee for the international Special Interest Group for Applying ACT to Addictive Behaviors. He is an adjunct professor at Western University in Ontario where he teaches Assessment of Children and Adolescents, as well as, Intervention with Children and Adolescents. In addition to teaching, Eli also provides consultation on applied mental health research from an implementation science perspective. He is also the head of the psychology department for a large secure detention and custody facility where he provides training to residents, evaluates programs, and coordinates psychological services.

Eli uses experiential and evidence-informed practices for training psychotherapeutic techniques and philosophies. He brings authenticity, warmth, humor, and compassion to his training and tries to make them both meaningful and practically useful.

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