An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) | Webinar | 22 May 2020 | 09:00-12:00

R420.00 incl. Vat

This is a live webinar to be hosted by Vista Academy.

Date: 22 May 2020

Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Venue: Online

Presenter: Bertus Swanepoel

HPCSA: 3 general CEUs (educational, counselling, clinical, industrial & research psychologists; psychometrists and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 2 CPD points

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According to the American Psychological Association, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a research-supported model for the treatment of various conditions such as chronic pain, depression, mixed anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis.

It is a model of behavioural treatment that emphasises acceptance of emotion and thought, while maintaining a focus on positive behaviour change that is meaningful and consistent with personal values. ACT uses a variety of verbal, experiential and homework techniques, plus mindfulness, to help clients make experiential contact with previously avoided private events (thoughts, feelings, sensations), without excessive verbal involvement and control – and to make powerful life-enhancing choices.

This webinar will explore the ACT basics in theory, with some experiential demonstrations to enhance the basic understanding of ACT processes.

Upon completion of this webinar, practitioners will be able to:

  • Describe what Functional Contextualism is,
  • Describe the problem of experiential avoidance in therapy,
  • Describe how mindfulness is related to ACT,
  • Describe how acceptance can promote positive functioning, and
  • Utilise therapeutic tools to strengthen a willingness to have emotions, sensations and thoughts, whilst moving to towards a more meaningful life.