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Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) For Powerful Life Change
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This is an introductory workshop targeted for all behavioral health professionals as a primer to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). This workshop is suitable for clinicians interested in learning the basics of ACT (core competencies) applied to behavior change in any psychological care setting.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2020
When: Friday, September 25, 2020
8:30 am
Where: NE Association Services, LLC
2400 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island  02886
United States
Contact: Jack Hutson
401-732-2400


Online registration is available until: 9/24/2020
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DESCRIPTION
This is an introductory workshop targeted for all behavioral health professionals as a primer to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).  This workshop is suitable for clinicians interested in learning the basics of ACT (core competencies) applied to behavior change in any psychological care setting. This presentation will include a combination of didactics and practical/experiential exercises.

Developed within a coherent theoretical and philosophical framework, ACT is an empirically - supported, transdiagnostic, psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness skills and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. The goal of ACT is to help individuals live their lives in meaningful and purposeful ways despite any psychological or physical obstacles they face.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will:
1. Know and understand the theoretical foundations of ACT.
2. Understand the evidence base for the effectiveness of ACT as applied to various conditions and treatment settings.
3. Know and be able to put into practice the core principles of ACT.

SPEAKER
Pamela Steadman-Wood, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in integrated geriatric primary care behavioral health.  Dr. Steadman-Wood is the mental health team leader at the Providence VA Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) program and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School.  Her professional interests include 1) integrated primary care program development, evaluation and enhancement; 2) evidence -based psychotherapy competency training; 3) mindfulness and acceptance-based training and intervention and 4) developing curriculum and training to pre-doctoral residents and postdoctoral fellows.  Dr. Steadman-Wood is also involved in the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) training program serving as expert trainer and consultant for a national competency training and dissemination initiative to promote the availability of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within VHA. Dr. Steadman-Wood has also serves as an expert consultant leading various mindfulness and ACT-based trainings/workshops for VA staff and community- based providers.

(6 CE Credits)
 
Enrollment: Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.  This program has an enrollment limit of 40 participants.  Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.

• Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 4:00 p.m.
• For RIPA members the fee is $109. • For non-members the fee is $169. • For student members the fee is $65. • For student non-members the fee is $89.

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, February 23, 2018. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks.
• Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
• No partial credit provided. • Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. • For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.