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.
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
- Define three core elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that guide its practice;
- Identify the ACT model of human suffering in terms of six essential features outlined in the hexaflex model;
- Link each of the six elements of the ACT model of human suffering with six central treatment targets of ACT in practice;
- Define and identify “fusion” and “experiential avoidance” and their role in various forms of anxious suffering;
- Utilize ACT with individuals suffering from all of the anxiety-related disorders;
- Practice at least 3 basic ACT mindfulness and defusion techniques and describe how they can be useful for their patients and for themselves;
- Practice clarifying values and barriers to valued action and how this can be useful for their patients and for themselves;
- Frame and conduct exposure-based strategies in a context of mindful acceptance and valued living using experiential exercises, metaphors, and defusion techniques;
- Employ strategies to help clients disarm their anxieties with mindful acceptance and kindness while moving in the direction of their chosen values and life goals;
- Discriminate ACT consistent and ACT inconsistent moves in clinical practice, and strategies to foster the development of ACT consistent competencies
This course is designed for all mental health professionals, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a beginner-advanced knowledge base in the field, are welcome. Familiarity with ACT is not required.
CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. You may register for your CE/CMEs online or by phone with Omega registration at 877.944.2002, before your arrival or at check-in. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.
Clinical worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.
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
CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.||Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
John P. Forsyth, PhD, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and trainer in the us ...
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Tuition & Fees
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Mental Health Practice
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
Credit Hours: 22.5
ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) $ 0
APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) $ 0
BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 0
SW - Social Workers $ 0