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December 2022 Workshop: Practical Aspects of Doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Incorporating Core Principles in the Session
Friday, December 02, 2022, 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM EST
Category: Workshops

Presented by Joseph Scardapane, Ph.D.

For many practitioners starting the practice of ACT, the ACT Hexaflex and its associated interventions can be a daunting process to learn and apply.  This presentation will focus on the effective use of some of the core principles in sessions to make them relevant and useful for the people we with whom we work.  In particular, the description of the principles and the different interventions associated with them will be explained and demonstrated.  The three principles of Mindfulness, Values Clarification and Committed Action (Behavior Change) will be emphasized.

The presentation will highlight typical barriers that prevent the effective use of these interventions and common stumbling blocks in persisting with the model for clinicians.  Psychological Flexibility on the part of the practitioner will be the overarching principle that will be emphasized as the most important therapeutic stance.  The way in which therapists can practice and enhance their own psychological flexibility will be described and discussed.  

The active participation of attendees during this workshop will be strongly encouraged.

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 has made presentations both nationally and internationally on the use of acceptance-based mindfulness techniques in cognitive-behavioral therapy.  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 at Hofstra University for the past 30 years as well as sponsoring dissertations on ACT, DBT and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. 

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