Developing psychological flexibility: This set of skills combines to give us psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the ability to feel and think with openness, to attend voluntarily to your experience of the present moment, and move your life in directions that are important to you, building habits that allow you to live life in accordance with your values and aspirations. It’s about learning not to turn away from what is painful, instead turning toward your suffering in order to live a life full of meaning and purpose. In this webinar, Dr. Steven Hayes will share tools you can use from his book, “A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. The proven plan to overcome negative thoughts and feelings, turn pain into purpose, and build a meaningful life.”
- Describe how psychological flexibility can improve one’s quality of life.
- Describe the ACT concept of “Acceptance – learning from pain”
- Identify one way you can use either Dr. Russ Harris’s list of values or the”Quality of Life Inventory” to help clients identify what’s truly important to them.
- Identify Dr Frankl’s three ways of experiencing meaning.
About the Presenters:
Steven C. Hayes, PhD.
Steven C. Hayes is a Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada. An author of 46 books and over 650 scientific articles, he is especially known for his work on “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” or “ACT” which is one of the most widely used and researched new methods of psychological intervention over the last 20 years. Dr. Hayes has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. His popular book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for a time was the best-selling self-help book in the United States, and his new book A Liberated Mind has been recently released to wide acclaim. His TEDx talks have been viewed by over 3/4 of a million people, and he is ranked among the most cited psychologists in the world.
Tom Lavin, LMFT, LCADC, Psychotherapist
Tom Lavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol-Drug Counselor with over 40 years experience helping individuals, couples, and families address challenging life issues. Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Tom is also the recipient, “Impact Award” from the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.
Continuing Education Hours: 2 CEUs
This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:
- National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
- National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
- International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
- Nevada State Board of Nursing
- Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
- State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
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