workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Mental Health Practice

A 5-Day Professional Training Retreat


Aug 13–18, 2023


Member: $715.00

Standard: $795.00

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Discover Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in this training with John P. Forsyth and Jamie R. Forsyth.

Dr. John P. Forsyth talks about how hard it is for humans to be genuinely happy.

Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer, evidence-based approach that offers empowering solutions to the problem of human suffering.

ACT seeks to transform the root sources of human suffering by balancing mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. Through lectures, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises, we learn skills and strategies to help our clients live well and meaningfully, without first having to control or eliminate sources of emotional and psychological pain. We also learn how ACT can be integrated effectively into mental health practice.

All mental health professionals, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, are welcome. Familiarity with ACT is not required. Clinical worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain a functional contextual approach to ACT case conceptualization
  2. Describe the ACT therapeutic stance
  3. Define each of the six ACT intervention processes (i.e., the hexaflex model)
  4. Explain a functional contextual approach to ACT case conceptualization
  5. Define the three pillars of ACT that guides its practice

More Information

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 2nd ed. (2016) by John P. Forsyth & Georg H. Eifert
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner's Treatment Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Values-based Behavior Change Strategies by John P. Forsyth & Georg H. Eifert

Continuing Education

A total of 22.5 CE Credits Pending Approvals:

NASW - This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers

NBCC – John Forsyth is seeking approval to offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Mental Health Practice for continuing education

View the complete workshop agenda here.

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Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Aug 13–18, 2023

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    John P. Forsyth

    John P. Forsyth, PhD, is an author, speaker, and trainer in the use of Acceptance and Commitment...

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    Jamie R. Forsyth

    Jamie R. Forsyth, PhD, has expertise in the use and application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy...