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How to ACT: Learning and doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • 20 May 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 23 May 2022
  • 12:15 PM
  • Zoom



Friday, May 20th | 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Monday, May 23rd | 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

6 CE Credits

Live webinar via Zoom


This experiential discussion will introduce the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through both a high-level discussion of ACT’s goals and techniques, and through practicing those techniques ourselves. This class is an introduction to ACT that may help therapists decide whether or not to pursue further training and experiences, but it’s also an opportunity for those more experienced with ACT to practice, discuss, and explore in a supportive group environment.


Learning Objectives:


  1. Describe the theoretical framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to a colleague or patient, including the fundamentals of Relational Frame Theory
  2. Explain to a patient how ACT differs from other theoretical orientations like CBT, DBT, or psychodynamic orientations, including  the focus that ACT places on acceptance and not symptom reduction
  3. Describe to a colleague or patient the role of values in ACT, and be able to guide a patient through an appropriate values exploration exercise
  4. Explain to a patient or colleague the role of exposure in ACT treatment, and how the goals of that exposure only partially overlap with exposure's use in other theoretical domains
  5. Thoughtfully discuss their experiences with some of the processes and exercises associated with ACT, and explain the role that 'doing ACT' for ourselves has in learning ACT to use as a therapist

Presenter Bio:

Martin Seehuus is an assistant professor of psychology at Middlebury College and a clinical educator at the University of Vermont’s department of psychological science. His clinical background includes education and experience in CBT, DBT, and ACT, as well as the not-as-easily-abbreviated existential-phenomenological approach. His published research covers a broad range of topics, including sexuality, fantasy, sleep disturbance, and college student and refugee mental health. His teaching includes human sexuality, CBT for insomnia, ACT, and a comparative review of theories of clinical psychology. He lives in Middlebury, where he sometimes paints things.


Paying with a check: 
Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

Cancellation policy: 
Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Attendance policy:
Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Registrations are Transferable: 
Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual, but a 10% fee will be incurred. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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