SMART Webinar with Hank Robb, presenting ACT SMART!

Hank Robb, member of SMART's Board of Directors to present ACT SMART! -- Does Achievement and Commitment Therapy (ACT) work with SMART Recovery?
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Jan. 12, 2015 - PRLog -- You are invited to join us for our first Special Event Webinar of 2015 with Hank Robb, Ph.D., presenting:

Does ACT Work with SMART Recovery?
Saturday, January 31, 2015
5:00 pm EST
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT for short and pronounced as a word rather than three separate letters, is one of several acceptance-based, “second generation,” cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT). ACT has generated considerable empirical research and is showing great promise, clinically. It has much in common with earlier CBT approaches such as REBT, including its focus on acceptance. Many of our professionals are finding its approach and tools intriguing and highly useful.

Dr. Robb is an expert in both ACT and REBT, and we have asked him to share ways in which some of the insight from ACT might fit with and perhaps expand the SMART principals and tools with which we may be more familiar.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a "psychological flexibility model" with 6 key concepts:
1) Self as Context
2) Acceptance
3) Defusion
4) Commitment
5) Values
6) Present Moment Awareness

These six can be captured in the question, "Given the difference between you and the stuff you are struggling with (thoughts and feelings), are you willing to have that stuff as it is, rather than what it seems to be – monstrous; and right here, right now, act in the service of the Big Picture you choose for your life?”

Dr. Hank Robb has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska and is a Supervisor for the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York.  He is board certified in both Counseling Psychology and Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and is certified in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use. In addition, he is an ACT Trainer. He previously served as President of the American Board of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Robb contributes regularly to SMART’s New & Views newsletter. He is a founding member of SMART Recovery and has just been re-appointed to its Board of Directors.

We are pleased to present this SMART Recovery Webinar, as a FREE Public Service.  We believe the general public and the SMART community will find the discussion of great interest. Check out the SMART community at, and please enjoy podcasts of our previous events at:!

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