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The ACT Experience: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills and Concepts
March 20, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Free
3 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

New to ACT? Have some notion of the approach but want a deeper dive? Sign up now for a three-hour deepish dive into the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach with a 3 hour (3 CEUs) dive into some of the fundamental processes and skills.

In this workshop, learn the basics of acceptance and commitment therapy with Todd Schmenk, an ACT practitioner, as he combines both skills and concepts into an experiential presentation, so you can start applying them right away in your practice. To make the learning process effective and engaging, you’ll first develop a personal understanding of each new concept through an experiential exercise with ready-to-use interventions. Then you will explore its theoretical underpinnings that can help you target these processes with clients.

Through this combined approach, you’ll gain a solid footing to start using ACT within your own life and in your work with clients — regardless of what therapy modalities you currently use. Many clinicians wonder whether they can use ACT with clients without changing their established therapy style completely. The good news is that, because ACT is a transdiagnostic, process-based approach to therapy, it can be integrated within the context of CBT, DBT, and many other therapy modalities.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the six processes that underlie psychological flexibility.
  2. Describe and demonstrate the ACT therapeutic relationship and its core competencies.
  3. Describe how to use the six core processes in both application and in case conceptualization.
  4. Describe and demonstrate how acceptance and diffusion work together in supporting openness to experience.
  5. Describe and demonstrate how the present moment and self-as-context assist in establishing awareness.
  6. Describe and demonstrate how values and committed action support meaningful living.
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 3 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.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting room opens
  • Workshop begins
  • Workshops ends
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
*Registration ends March 20 at 1:00 PM CDT
Todd Schmenk, M.S., M.Ed., LMHC

Todd Schmenk is a Licensed mental Health Counselor, writer, and speaker who works out of his private practice, AQAL Therapies, in the Providence area. He specializes in treating anxiety-related issues, chronic health conditions, and couples counseling.

Since 2015, he has had extensive training with ACT, including working with Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, and Kirk Strosahl, the originators of the ACT approach. He is a member of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and an ACT trainer candidate who regularly runs ACT consultation groups and supervision in the New England area. He is the Author of Team Positive: How to Build Support for Someone Coping with Chronic Illness, a self-help book that incorporates ACT concepts and skills for those diagnosed with an illness like cancer or Crohn’s disease and their families.

He lives in Warwick with his wife, and cat, and can often be found on the dance floor swing dancing, playing his violin and guitars at various locations, or in his woodshop refining his skills as a woodworker.

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