Search
banner

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Made Simple: ACT for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Personality Disorders

Are your current techniques just not working? You’ve experienced the frustration; you have a client who seems to just not break through. You’ve tried your best, but the outcome is the same: he or she progresses for a while, then regresses again.
Old price: $219.99
$37.00
Product available, you can view or download immediately after payment
Immediate Download after purchase

Information

Faculty:
Daniel Moran
Duration:
5 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 17, 2019

Description

Are your current techniques just not working?

You’ve experienced the frustration; you have a client who seems to just not break through. You’ve tried your best, but the outcome is the same: he or she progresses for a while, then regresses again.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is the popular transdiagnostic approach that you can integrate into your practice to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients.

Watch ACT expert and presenter Daniel J. Moran, in this recording as he delivers an exercise- and intervention-heavy course that will give you the tools you need to more effectively treat clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression or personality disorders.

You’ll learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitive-behavioral change strategies to revolutionize client outcomes, as well as discover a variety of ACT techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories.

By shifting focus to their own values, ACT sets clients up to embrace behavior change that is meaningful to them while simultaneously fostering skills that allow clients to more effectively handle impulsive actions based on current thoughts or emotions.

Purchase this recording today, and Dr. Moran will guide you step-by-step through highly practical, evidence-based ACT skills that you can apply in your practice immediately!

Handouts

Outline

The ACT Model
  • Pain vs. suffering
  • Language as a double-edged sword
  • Goal: Psychological flexibility
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks

Components of the ACT Model

Acceptance: Foster Client Acceptance of Emotions to Increase Values-Based Action

  • What should be accepted?
  • The problem with controlling thoughts
  • How to sidestep the happiness trap
  • Spot common phrases of non-acceptance
  • Experiential avoidance
  • How to help clients understand acceptance
  • Experiential Exercise: The finger trap
Defusion: Change the Way Clients Interact with Their Thoughts
  • Relational frame theory & mental health
  • Undermine unhelpful language processes
  • Give clients skills to notice their thoughts
  • How to decrease believability of unhelpful thoughts
  • Experiential Exercise: Notice the meaning of language
Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Establishing Their Identities
  • The three different versions of the self
  • How to describe the “observer self” to clients
  • How to distance the self from thoughts & emotions
  • The chess board metaphor
  • Experiential Exercise: ”I am” exercise
Contact with the Present Moment: Strategies to Build Attention to the Here & Now
  • How language affects mindfulness
  • Goals of mindfulness
  • ThoughtFit exercises
  • How do we teach clients to be mindful?
  • How to build focus on values
  • Obstacles in teaching mindfulness
  • Experiential Exercise: Mindfulness meditation
Values: Aid Clients in Deciding What Gives Live Meaning
  • What are values?
  • How to help clients author their values
  • Values vs. goals
  • When clients are “stuck”
  • Values assessment
    • Batteries exercise
    • Epitaph exercise
Committed Action: Assist Clients in Behaving in the Service of Chosen Values
  • Persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance
  • Address rule-governed behavior
  • Exposure & ritual prevention strategies
  • The Mindful Action Plan

ACT in Action

PTSD

  • Function of trauma symptoms
  • Experiential avoidance in PTSD
  • Increase psychological safety
  • Dominating concepts of the past & future
  • Trauma-informed mindfulness exercises
Anxiety
  • Client avoidance & escape strategies
  • Assessment tools
  • Address reason-giving as a barrier
  • Strategies to increase willingness
  • Anxiety Detector exercise
Depression
  • Values contradiction
  • How experiential avoidance impacts depression
  • Fusion to the damaged conceptualized self
  • Behavioral activation strategies
Personality Disorders
  • Coping strategies
  • Increase emotional tolerance
  • Target the client’s story
  • Experiential avoidance from the therapist

Faculty

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Made Simple: ACT for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Personality Disorders

Daniel Moran, PhD, BCBA-D Related seminars and products: 7


Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D, is the former president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide. He co-authored the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger) and served on the first ACT training committee. He also recently published Committed Action in Practice (New Harbinger) and will be bringing the topic of that book to this workshop.

As a recognized ACT Trainer in the ACBS community, Dr. Moran has an engaging training style that has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders. He has published several articles and book chapters, including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. Moran supervises therapists around the world to help them treat patients in their clinics. His passion is for applying the ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace to improve safety, innovation and leadership. Dr. Moran has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Moran founded Pickslyde Consulting. He is an author for New Harbinger and receives royalties. Dr. Moran receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Daniel Moran is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.