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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Techniques

OnDemand Webinar (64 minutes)

Learn the core ideas surrounding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and gain the practical tools to utilize the core concepts in clinical practice.Clinicians may be aware of the basic concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and that it is empirically supported to treat depression and anxiety, but would like to be able to improve their ability to use the therapy with their patients. This information on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will give you the practical tools to utilize the core concepts in clinical practice. The material will start with background concepts that will empower you to be flexible in your utilization of the therapy because you will be able to understand why the techniques are being used. It is ordered in the manner that the presenter typically utilizes the therapy, so that the audience can follow the process in their clinical treatment, while being able to adapt as needed. This information includes useful metaphors, exercises, examples, and materials that can be used by the clinician with their patients. This includes a detailed approach to developing creative hopelessness in patients and a structured values assessment. Finally, the importance of developing psychological flexibility in the patient is explained, so that the clinician can assist the patient to approach new situations in a value-based manner.


Sheehan D. Fisher, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine


Understanding the Basic Principles That Underline the Practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

• Describe the Difference Between Healthy and Destructive Normality in Relation to Mental Health

• Outline the Power of Language in the Development of Mental Illness and the Importance of the Pragmatic Truth Criterion

• Utilize Functional Contextualism in a Behavioral Therapy

• Describe Experiential Avoidance in Relation to Patients' Relationships With Internal Experiences

Utilize Creative Hopelessness Effectively to Prepare the Patient to Use the Concepts and Skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

• Highlight the Function of the Patient's Control Strategies in Relation to Their Thoughts/Emotions Versus Value-Based Goals

• Utilize a Table to Outline the Process of Their Avoidance and the Long-Term Consequences

• Create Creative Hopelessness and Help Patient Let Go of Their Control Strategies

Apply Each of the Six Core Concepts in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Hexaflex

• Utilize the Concepts Values, Acceptance, Defusion, Mindfulness, Self-As-Context, and Committed Action in Clinical Practice

• Demonstrate Capability in Helping Patients Develop Psychological Flexibility