Get an exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Steven C. Hayes’s latest online course—Reopening for enrollment on November 18, 2020

ACT in Practice focuses on bridging the gap between theory and application by building on a foundational understanding of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and providing a process-based framework for putting it into action.

With an emphasis on seeing ACT at work in extensive real-play and roleplay sessions, the course also provides cutting-edge tools and skills training to help you channel ACT principles into more powerful work, throughout all phases of the therapeutic relationship.

After going through this on-demand online course, you'll be able to apply ACT and its psychological flexibility model with greater confidence and creativity — even in complex cases — and more effectively catalyze lasting change in the lives of those you serve.

ACT in Practice reopens for enrollment on November 18, 2020.

*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 first to know when the doors open, click the link below.

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Get an exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Steven C. Hayes’s latest online course—Reopening for enrollment on November 18, 2020

ACT in Practice focuses on bridging the gap between theory and application by building on a foundational understanding of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and providing a process-based framework for putting it into action.

With an emphasis on seeing ACT at work in extensive real-play and roleplay sessions, the course also provides cutting-edge tools and skills training to help you channel ACT principles into more powerful work, throughout all phases of the therapeutic relationship.

After going through this on-demand online course, you'll be able to apply ACT and its psychological flexibility model with greater confidence and creativity — even in complex cases — and more effectively catalyze lasting change in the lives of those you serve.

ACT in Practice reopens for enrollment on November 18, 2020.

*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 first to know when the doors open, click the link below.

In this free sneak peek you’ll learn:

  • How to channel a client’s anxious energy into values-based action
  • How to connect more deeply with clients by cultivating your own psychological flexibility
  • An ACT-guided method of combining imaginal exposure therapy with direct experiential elements
  • Powerful interventions your clients can incorporate between sessions
  • Why grounding emotional experience in the body can help change a client’s relationship with debilitating emotions

A personal note about the course from Dr. Hayes: 

I’m often asked, as one of the originators of ACT, what I would do in particular situations with difficult clients.

Even the most capable therapists can feel uncertain when tailoring treatments for challenging clients — especially without resorting to cookie-cutter interventions.

My recommendations are never some kind of uniform script for success. The vastness of human complexity makes that impossible, because each person’s journey has to do with their unique circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses. Instead, I focus on the functionally important features of those stuck moments in the context of the overall case and use the ACT model to find a meaningful way forward.

That is what I teach you how to do in my most recent course. I show you step by step how to develop a process-based diagnostic and treatment planning framework — one that will provide a clear pathway for your work, even if the case is complex or the client seems resistant to change.

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, through teletherapy, and finding a way through that complexity by using a framework of expanded and innovative tools we’ve recently developed in the ACT community.

Using that framework, we’re going to bring the philosophical visions of process-based therapy down to things like how to do an intake, how to do a different kind of diagnosis, how to do a functional analysis, how to design a treatment, and how to face other challenges presented in your daily work.

And we’ll do it in a way that empowers the skills you have and the clinical work that you already do.

So if you have a desire to deepen your ACT work and apply it more effectively 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 one of the originators of ACT, what I would do in particular situations with difficult clients.

Even the most capable therapists can feel uncertain when tailoring treatments for challenging clients — especially without resorting to cookie-cutter interventions.

My recommendations are never some kind of uniform script for success. The vastness of human complexity makes that impossible, because each person’s journey has to do with their unique circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses. Instead, I focus on the functionally important features of those stuck moments in the context of the overall case and use the ACT model to find a meaningful way forward.

That is what I teach you how to do in my most recent course. I show you step by step how to develop a process-based diagnostic and treatment planning framework — one that will provide a clear pathway for your work, even if the case is complex or the client seems resistant to change.

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, through teletherapy, and finding a way through that complexity by using a framework of expanded and innovative tools we’ve recently developed in the ACT community.

Using that framework, we’re going to bring the philosophical visions of process-based therapy down to things like how to do an intake, how to do a different kind of diagnosis, how to do a functional analysis, how to design a treatment, and how to face other challenges presented in your daily work.

And we’ll do it in a way that empowers the skills you have and the clinical work that you already do.

So if you have a desire to deepen your ACT work and apply it more effectively with clients, I hope you'll join me inside the course when it opens.

Peace, love, and life,

- S 

Steven C. Hayes