Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a Model for Psychotherapy Training and Supervision

Suffolk County Psychological Association presents a workshop on March 9, 2018 on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in psychotherapy training and supervision.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Feb. 14, 2018 - PRLog -- Location: Adelphi University's Hauppauge Education and Conference Center

55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge (Facilities are handicapped accessible)

Sign in will begin at 6:45 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 3/5/18.

Workshop Topic:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an acceptance based therapy which is considered to be a trans-diagnostic approach to treating psychopathology. Embedded in the ACT framework are the six core flexibility processes of: Contact with the Present Moment, Flexible Perspective Taking (Self as Context), Acceptance, Defusion, Values and Committed Action. These are the processes that are utilized to help individuals let go of the struggle for emotional and cognitive control and instead lead value driven lives. These same processes can be used in the training and development of novice therapists in an educational institution.

This presentation will describe the flexibility processes in general and then make a case for their importance in the learning of effective therapist behavior in sessions with clients and in supervision. Acceptance and willingness are two of the most crucial therapist characteristics, the development of which can set the stage for the effective deliberate practice of psychotherapy skills. When applied to trainees' own psychological processes in the ACT model, clinicians are more likely to develop expertise in any school of psychotherapy because of the psychological flexibility that develops in the process of the supervision.

Joseph R. Scardapane, Ph.D.
is Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center and Director of the Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling (PERC) Clinic at Hofstra University. He directs the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) clinic and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinic which provide services to patients with various problems in living. These approaches focus on creating lives worth living and on a mindful and acceptance oriented stance to life. He has supervised and trained doctoral candidates in Acceptance based approaches for the past 25 years as well as having sponsored dissertations on ACT, DBT and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.


SCPA Members:
No Fee
Current Adelphi Faculty & Students: No Fee
Nonmembers: $15 fee if payment received by 3/5/18

$20.00 fee from 3/6/18 - 3/9/18 strictly subject to Seating Availability.

2 CE credits are available for a $30.00 additional fee

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email or call 631-423-2409 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment by March 5, 2018 (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

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