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ACT with Challenging Clients:

Integrating Acceptance & Commitment Therapy 

to Enhance Your  Interventions

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Time: 10am-4pm (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs)

(Professional Development only for NYS Psychologists)

Cost: $119 Individual, $99 Early Bird (register by 12/1/20),

$79 3+ Group (same organization), $40 Grad Students


Join experienced ACT presenter Dr. Richard Sears as he delivers an exercise and technique-heavy course that will give you the tools needed to more effectively treat clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders. Richard will teach you the main concepts of ACT, including mindfulness, acceptance, and defusion--demonstrating how these create greater psychological flexibility. Discover a variety of techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. You will learn how to effectively use metaphors, custom techniques, and experiential exercises to help your clients identify their values and translate them into behavior goals.


-Develop a deep understanding of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  to help clients advance psychological flexibility

-Demonstrate how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance

-Define cognitive defusion and how clients can use it to change their relationship to distressing thoughts

-Help clients clarify their values to give them direction and willingness to engage with challenges

-Practice mindfulness skills to teach clients to better understand unhelpful automatic patterns of thinking, feeling, and reacting

-Integrate ACT techniques into treatments for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders

Presenter: Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP

National Speaker and Author

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, OH. He is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Department of Psychology, where he teaches courses on psychopathology and clinical

interventions. He regularly gives workshops on CBT, MBCT, ACT, and mindfulness across the United States and other countries. He is an author of over a dozen books, including The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment. His website is

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