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Enhancing Psychological Flexibility and Other Core Concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Recorded Webinar

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.” 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe how psychological flexibility can improve one’s  quality of life.
  2. Describe the ACT concept of “Acceptance – learning from pain” 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

You can learn more about Dr. Hayes, access additional ACT courses, and find his book “A Liberated Mind: How To Pivot Toward What Matters” at https://stevenchayes.com/.

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.   

Click here to view the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy recorded webinar

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ACT: Live Better Psychoeducation Series

ACT: Live Better Psychoeducation Series
“The intention of the “Live Better Series” is to provide life perspectives and life enhancement skills to encourage and support people in living vital and meaningful lives.”

These 17 video lectures are provided to assist counselors in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy concepts when talking with patients about a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, life meaning, and healthy caring relationships. Free access to this video series is being offered by the presenter, Tom Lavin, MFT, LCADC, ACATA.

Effective ways to Deal With Anxiety, Part 1

This brief video session is the first in a series that shows counselors and therapists how to use the concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy when talking with clients about anxiety. CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety #1” and the accompanying worksheet.

The series on talking with clients about anxiety continues with CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety #2” and the accompanying worksheet.

The series on talking with clients about anxiety continues with CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety 3” and the accompanying worksheet.

The series on talking with clients about anxiety continues with CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety #4” and the accompanying worksheet.

The series on talking with clients about anxiety continues with CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety #5” and the accompanying worksheet.

The series on talking with clients about anxiety continues with CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Anxiety #6” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Loss Grief” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Depression #1” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Depression #2”.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Forgiveness A Wise and Healthy Decision” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Gratitude & Self-Compassion” and the accompanying worksheet.

http://www.easeap.com/livebetterworksheets/option_a/PDF/LiveBetterSeries_Meaning_A.pdfCASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – A Life With Meaning” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Codependency & Boundaries” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Making Amends Taking Responsibility Healing Guilt” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Resiliency & Stress Hardiness” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Mindfulness Exercise” and the accompanying worksheet.

CASAT Learning: “ACT The Live Better Series – Addressing Chronic Illness” and the accompanying worksheet.


The above learning series will be available for CEUs via CASAT Learning by Summer 2021. Please visit casatlearning.org for more information.

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