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ACT for Children & Adolescents: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment Issues & More!

You’ve heard that desperate cry for help from a parent or caregiver to – “fix my kid”. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into your practice offers a new way for you to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat younger clients. Get ready to use new tools that will change the “fix” agenda and embrace an approach of acceptance and build on children’s strengths.
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Faculty:
Timothy Gordon
Duration:
6 Hours 25 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 31, 2017

Description

  • Strategies to manage emotions, achieve goals and build connections
  • New techniques to reduce stress and suffering in younger populations
  • Experiential exercises, case studies and video examples

You’ve heard that desperate cry for help from a parent or caregiver to – “fix my kid”.

Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into your practice offers a new way for you to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat younger clients. Get ready to use new tools that will change the “fix” agenda and embrace an approach of acceptance and build on children’s strengths.

Join experienced ACT trainer Tim Gordon, MSW, RSW, as he delivers an exercise and technique-heavy workshop that will give you the tools needed to more effectively treat kids with anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma and family conflict.

Tim will teach you the main concepts of ACT and how to empower kids how to live a more engaged life by navigating with acceptance, self-compassion and present moment skills including mindfulness.

ACT for children and adolescents is not merely a new technique or set of methods, it’s a scientific approach enhancing practices that already work for many clinicians, breathing new life into case conceptualization and looking at our most stuck cases. Through case examples, video clips, and role-play you will be able to integrate ACT skills in your practice tomorrow!

Handouts

Outline

ACT in a Nutshell

  • The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Psychological flexibility
  • ACT for children & adolescents
  • The hexagon model

Role of Exposure in ACT

  • Translate client values into behavioral goals
  • Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
  • External exposure
    • Situations
    • People
  • Internal exposure
    • Thoughts
    • Emotions
    • Memories
    • Bodily sensations
  • Psychological flexibility in young people
    • Games and activities

Assess and Track

  • Assess the function of behavior in young people
  • Three categories of behavior: open-aware-engaged
  • Create a therapeutic contract, agenda and agreement

ACT in Action – Strategies, Games, Activities and Experiential Exercises for Children & Adolescents:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Family conflict

Group Settings & Schools

  • Use ACT in groups with children and adolescents
  • ACT in schools and non-clinical settings

Faculty

Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW Related seminars and products: 4


Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW, is a social worker, ACT trainer, international presenter, and author. 

Tim has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. He specializes in working with attachment and trauma issues, including children and adolescents who have suffered abuse.  He is the co-author of The ACT Approach: A Comprehensive Guide for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PESI, 2017) and The ACT Deck: 55 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Practices to Build Connection, Find Focus and Reduce Stress (PESI, 2017). He has also authored a self-help book integrating ACT with attachment-based therapeutic practices into his work. He was an instructor of the Clinical Behavioral Sciences program, where he taught ACT at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

As Tim presents ACT workshops around the world, he is renowned for his passion and his experiential approach to training professionals.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Timothy Gordon is in private practice He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Timothy Gordon has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.