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Psychological Flexibility in Action: An Experiential Introduction to ACT

  • July 26, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kaiser Permanente - Renton Campus, 1200 SW 27th St, Glacier Building - RCG 106, Renton, WA, 98057

NASW-WA is proud to host the following course:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a 3rd Wave cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that has a strong evidence base.  The multi dimensional nature of ACT is effective for a wide range of presenting issues.  This transdiagnostic approach offers many powerful tools for clinicians.  In order to be effective, however, selecting the right intervention is essential.  Intervention selection includes assessing which core therapeutic process needs attention and then tailoring the intervention as needed. This introductory workshop will incorporate an overview of the evidence base, theory, and core processes that make up ACT.  Through interactive lecture, experiential practice, and mindfulness exercises this training will illuminate ACT concepts, teach specific interventions, and ready the clinician for immediate application.

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  • Describe the evidence base and core processes for ACT.
  • Develop skills in intervention selection, through the lens of the ACT.
  • Take away several versatile interventions that promote psychological flexibility.

About the Presenters:
Josh Cutler, LICSW is a psychotherapist, licensed independent clinical social worker, and innovator in the mental health field. He has a clinical background working with individuals and families in private practice, community mental health, and primary care.  Josh has trained with Steven Hayes, PhD and Kelly Wilson, PhD co-founders of ACT, as well as a number of other leaders in the field.  He is active with the Washington State chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.  He currently leads a team of behavioral health specialists providing digitally enabled, evidenced based, interventions to clinicians working for Swedish Health Services. He regularly facilitates workshops on wellness and burnout for healthcare providers.  His current focus is on using cutting edge technology to increase access to empirically supported behavioral health treatments.  Josh is a graduate of the UW School of Social Work.

Ellen Slater, LICSW is a graduate of University of Chicago operating a private practice in Seattle, WA. She also is experienced working with individuals and families in community mental health and hospital settings. Her studies, training, and clinical practice have focused on the intersection of yoga and psychology, incorporating the body into traditional psychotherapy. She has completed specialized training in ACT including training with Steven Hayes, PhD and Kelly Wilson, PhD co-founders of ACT. She participates in consistent, ongoing ACT consultation with colleagues. Ellen focuses on designing interventions, particularly metaphor and mindfulness exercises, from a holistic perspective. With her specialization in neuroscience and yoga, Ellen is sensitive to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of wellness. Her approach is collaborative and interactive with the intention to support discovery, and nourishment, of a whole, integrated self.

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**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd Ste A3-269 Renton, WA 98058 •

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