ACT is a new technology based on acceptance of internal experience and behavior change rather than symptom elimination. The focus of treatment shifts from changing internal events (emotions, thoughts, sensations) to changing behaviors in ways that support valued and purposeful living and are personally chosen by the client. The current zeitgeist in the field of psychology leans toward symptom reduction and elimination before healthy, purposeful living can begin. ACT focuses on being mindfully aware of internal experience while actively choosing behaviors that support healthy values-based activity.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize all six core ACT processes: Present Moment, Willingness, Cognitive Defusion, Self as Context, Valuing, and Committed Action.
2. Use ACT metaphors and exercises for each of the six core processes.
3. Conduct 'Creative Hopelessness' and 'Control as the Problem' work.
Dr. Roca is listed as an ACT Trainer by the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). He has practiced ACT since 2000 and began training interns, fellows, and licensed peers in 2002. He has been doing ACT trainings both nationally and internationally since 2003. He is currently an ACT Trainer and Consultant for a national ACT for Depression dissemination program. In 2006 he created 'LifeGuard,' a two-hour ACT-based community workshop. Workshop has been presented to over 600 returning Veterans, their families, and first-line responders: police officers, counselors, and clergy. Results have been published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pro/42/1/32/.
September 10-11, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
MSCSW Members - $150
Non-Members - $225
Location ECH Every Child's Hope
14 Continuing Education Hours
Event is held at Every Child's Hope
8240 Saint Charles Rock Road 63114
Just off east of I-170 on Saint Charles Rock Road