ACT in Practice is now closed.

Join the waitlist and get an exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Steven C. Hayes’s newest online course

ACT in Practice focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practical application by building on the foundational understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) you already have. 

With an emphasis on seeing ACT “in action” through extensive real-play and role-play exercises, the course provides you with cutting-edge diagnostic and case conceptualization tools to help you channel your current ACT knowledge and experience into more powerful interventions, and to continuously update your approach through all phases of the therapeutic relationship. 

After going through this self-paced online course, you'll be able to apply ACT and its psychological flexibility model with greater confidence and creativity — even in complex cases — and be more effective at creating lasting and self-sustaining change in the lives of those you serve.

Enrollment is currently closed while the first cohort goes through the course.

*This course is approved for 23.5 CE hours. Prior to registering, please review all CE/CME information here.

To get an exclusive, free sneak peek into the course and be the first to know when enrollment will reopen, click the link below.

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ACT in Practice is now closed.

Join the waitlist and get an exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Steven C. Hayes’s newest online course

ACT in Practice focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practical application by building on the foundational understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) you already have. 

With an emphasis on seeing ACT “in action” through extensive real-play and role-play exercises, the course provides you with cutting-edge diagnostic and case conceptualization tools to help you channel your current ACT knowledge and experience into more powerful interventions, and to continuously update your approach through all phases of the therapeutic relationship. 

After going through this self-paced online course, you'll be able to apply ACT and its psychological flexibility model with greater confidence and creativity — even in complex cases — and be more effective at creating lasting and self-sustaining change in the lives of those you serve.

Enrollment is currently closed while the first cohort goes through the course.

*This course is approved for 23.5 CE credits and more details will be sent via email soon to those who register below. 

To get an exclusive, free sneak peek into the course and be the first to know when enrollment reopens, click the link below.

In this free sneak peek you’ll learn:

  • How to harness a client’s anxious energy to fuel connection to their values
  • How to cultivate and utilize your own psychological flexibility to connect more deeply with your client
  • A method of combining imaginal exposure therapy with direct experiential elements that are guided by an ACT model
  • Powerful interventions your client can channel into work between sessions
  • Why grounding emotional experience in the body helps guide your client to change their relationship to debilitating emotions

A personal note about the course from Dr. Hayes: 

I’m often asked, as the originator of ACT and one of its main co-developers, what I would do in particular situations that practitioners are facing with difficult clients. 

Even the most experienced and capable therapists can feel uncertain about how to tailor treatments for particularly challenging clients, without resorting to cookie-cutter interventions.

My recommendations are never some kind of uniform script for success. I may not have dealt with the exact situation a professional is dealing with, because human complexity is so vast. Instead, I focus on the functionally important features of those stuck moments in the context of the overall case, using the range of proven principles in the underlying ACT model to guide that search.

That is what I teach you how to do in my new course. I show you step by step how to develop a guiding diagnostic and treatment planning framework — one that will help you organize the complexity in front of you so you can create a plan to target the details without losing sight of the whole individual. 

That’s the coolest thing about ACT in Practice: it builds on the process-based vision at the heart of ACT in a way that makes it more advanced, but also deeply practical. 

In this course, you will also see a higher density of me working with people than has ever been produced before. 

You’re going to see me facing complex cases while doing teletherapy and finding a way through that complexity by using an expanded and innovative form of the psychological flexibility framework we’ve developed over nearly 40 years inside the ACT community. 

That may sound like a grand vision, but I bring it down to very practical things like how to do a new form of a functional analysis, how to do an intake, how to create a person specific diagnosis, how to design a treatment that is most likely to work, and how to know whether interventions landed well.  

And we’ll do this in a way that empowers the skills you value and the clinical work that you already do, giving you the confidence to apply the principles and analytic methods you’ve learned within the context of actual practical work. 

So if you have a desire to expand on your background in ACT and to be able to apply it more confidently with clients, I hope you'll join me inside the course when it opens.

Peace, love, and life,

- S 

Steven C. Hayes

A personal note about the course from Dr. Hayes: 

I’m often asked, as the originator of ACT and one of its main co-developers, what I would do in particular situations that practitioners are facing with difficult clients. 

Even the most experienced and capable therapists can feel uncertain about how to tailor treatments for particularly challenging clients, without resorting to cookie-cutter interventions.