If you are a mental health professional who is already familiar with the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model, you may be looking for advanced strategies and exercises to improve the quality of your client sessions. This eight-hour training program by psychologists Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona provides key, in-session skills for navigating the six core ACT processes (hexaflex), as well as practical tips for moving past common roadblocks that arise in therapy. In addition, you will learn specific adaptations of the ACT protocol for use in treating an array of disorders, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, and more.
These professional training DVDs feature:
Useful demonstrations and experiential exercises
Practical tips for increasing client cooperation and motivation
Strategies for helping clients build a worldview based on values
Treatment scenarios for a variety of professional settings
Cutting-edge research not found elsewhere
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous professional and self-help books, including Your Life on Purpose, ACT for Interpersonal Problems, and ACT on Life Not on Anger.
Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice at the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center; she specializes in mood, anxiety, and emotion regulation problems. In addition, Zurita Ona is a clinical supervisor at the low-fee Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.