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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE ACT MATRIX

  • 31 Mar 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 01 Apr 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 2222 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94115
  • 14

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  • If you live/work in the San Francisco Bay Area and are a member of ACBS (contextualscience.org) you can join the chapter here https://sfba-acbs.wildapricot.org/, and select the "Join Us" menu item.
    *** If you require CE Certification, be sure to select the additional CE Certification Registration.

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE ACT MATRIX :

SIX STEPS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY

WITH BENJAMIN SCHOENDORFF




12 CEs for Psychologists
The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

12 CEs for California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs

As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association.  Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.(www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/licensee_ce_faqs_102014.pdf)



Description:

This workshop will present a six-step approach to doing ACT with the matrix based on the book The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix (New Harbinger, 2016). The ACT Matrix is revolutionizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Based on an elegant and simple premise, the matrix takes clinical interventions to a more flexible and sophisticated level. Whether you’re new to ACT or already experienced, the six steps approach developed at the Contextual Psychology Institute aims to supercharge your clinical work with even your most challenging clients. By learning to look through the matrix point of view, help your clients learn how to mindfully notice obstacles and choose to engage in “toward moves” — the key to valued living. As one of the most internationally sought-after ACT workshops, this training has the potential to transform your clinical practice and your life.

Location:

2222 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Included in the training fees:

12 hours of instruction; handouts; morning coffee, tea and bagels, afternoon snacks

Intended Audience

This training is appropriate for mental healthcare providers at all levels of expertise and working with any population in any treatment setting. 

 After the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Present the ACT model of psychopathology and define psychological flexibility.
  2. Use the six steps approach to using the ACT matrix and integrate a relationship-focused approach to ACT.
  3. Present the ACT matrix point of view to clients and prompt clients to evaluate the workability of moving away behavior.
  4. Help clients notice and name their stuck loops
  5. Help clients notice the difference between what can be controlled (five senses experience) and what gets more sticky as one attempts to control it (inner experience).
  6. Use the Hooks Worksheet and metaphor to promote defusion.
  7. Use validation skills through the art of Yessing and engage clients in the skills of verbal Aikido using the Verbal Aikido Worksheet.
  8. Promote self-compassion and prompt behavior change through the perspective-taking interview exercise.
  9. Use the bridging questions to get precise and actionable feedback from clients.
  10. Hold a consistent functional contextual stance in clinical work.
  11. Conduct a functional analysis with the ACT Matrix
  12. Present and promote ACT-congruent therapeutic objectives.


This training is fully supported by fees – there is no commercial support. 

The training is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

 Instructor

Benjamin Schoendorff is the Director of the Contextual Psychology Institute in Montreal and a sought-after Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) trainer who has presented over 180 workshops worldwide. Benji is a licensed psychologist with an infectious passion for ACT. His blend of humor, compassion and finely-honed clinical skills make for a compelling training experience. Author and co-author of several books, chapters and articles on ACT and FAP, Benji is most proud of the Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix (New Harbinger, 2016), a step-by-step approach to supercharging your ACT and FAP practice with the matrix. Benji loves to learn — currently the guitar and Spanish. Most of all, he loves living near Montreal with his beloved wife and colleague Marie-France Bolduc, son Thomas and step daughters Ariane and Camille.

 Format of the Training

Didactic presentation and experiential clinical skills practice.

Schedule

Friday March 31, 2017 
8:00 - 9:00          Arrive and Sign-In (No CE's)
9:00 - 11:00        Presenting the Point of View (2 hrs)
11:00 - 11:15      Break (No CE's)
11:15 - 12:30      Validating and Analyzing Away Moves (1.25 hrs)
12:30 - 2:00        Lunch (No CE's)
2:00 - 3:30          The 2 Rules and Hooks (1.5 hrs)
3:30 - 3:45          Break (No CE's)
3:45 - 5:00          The Heart of Treatment: Verbal Aikido (1.25 hrs)

Saturday April 1, 2017

 8:00 - 9:00         Arrive and Sign-In (No CE's)
9:00 - 11:00        The Importance of Feedback (2 hrs)
11:00 - 11:15      Break (No CE's)
11:15 - 12:30      Kittens (Self Compassion in Action) (1.25 hrs)
12:30 - 2:00        Lunch (No CE's)
2:00 - 3:30          Teleportation to Get Unstuck (1.5 hrs)
3:30 - 3:45          Break (No CE's)
3:45 - 5:00          Wrapping Up (1.25 hrs)

Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration:

  • 21 or more days before the date of the event, we’ll refund all of your registration fee or give you credit to a future event;
  • 20 to 7 days before the event, we’ll refund 75% of your fee;
  • Fewer than 7 days before an event, we’ll refund 50% of your fee.

If you don’t cancel before the event begins, we can’t refund your fees, but we’ll give you a credit toward a future event in the amount of 50% of your registration fee.
If we cancel an event for any reason, of course, we’ll refund all of your registration fees.
Continuing-education certification fees can be refunded until the day before the event. They become non-refundable on the first day of the event. Continuing-education certification purchased at an event is non-refundable.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Michael Vurek at michaelvurek@gmail.com

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