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IMHCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6274. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program

The webinar program "Shifting Gears from Mental Health to Business" does not qualify for NBCC credit.


IMHCA Annual Conference

March 10-11-12, 2017

6 CEs each day = Total 18 CEs

Location: Crowne Plaza Northbrook
Lincoln Ballroom A, B, C

Special sleeping room rates $102 plus tax contact hotel at (847) 298-2525

Dr Steven Hayes - Friday

Fredrike Bannink - Sunday

Friday - March 10, 2017

6 CEs


One‐Day Introduction to ACT: A Brief Introductory Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dr. Steven Hayes

Steven C. Hayes PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of more than thirty-five books and 500 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. Hayes has been president of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was the first secretary treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a five-year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health. In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th

highest impact psychologist in the world. His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Dr. Steven Hayes' books will be for sale at the workshop!

Workshop Description:

This workshop is a single-track, one day program led by Dr. Steven C. Hayes of the University of Nevada, Reno. This workshop is designed to establish a beginning set of skills in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of relational frame theory (RFT). The workshop is appropriate for participants who have no previous formal training in ACT. Students pursuing careers in the behavioral health professions are encouraged to attend.

The program is designed to present the psychological flexibility model underlying ACT, and to describe the six flexibility processes:





Values, and

Committed Action

...that are commonly are used in ACT interventions. It will relate psychological flexibility to language and cognition from an RFT point of view and embed this work in the contextualistic behavioral and evolutionary perspectives from which they come. The workshop will show you how to apply the psychological flexibility model to case conceptualization and treatment planning; how to form a therapeutic agreement in ACT; and how to help shift clients away from a needless control agenda. You will have a limited opportunity to explore the ACT model experientially and to learn a set of core intervention skills in the major flexibility processes. Case presentations and video examples will help you see how the model appears in the real world of clinical work. The goal is to provide a workable set of core intervention skills in ACT and to get a sense the space within which the work is done. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss current data on the effectiveness of ACT.

Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists.

Lunch is on your own.

Hours: 9am-4pm

Sunday - March 12, 2017

                             6 CEs

IMHCA Member Special Presentation
Early Bird pricing for members!

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Commom Client Problems

Dr. Fredrike Bannink

Dr. Fredrike Bannink MDR is a Clinical psychologist and Master of Dispute Resolution. She is owner of a therapy, training, coaching and mediation practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

International keynote presenter, trainer and author of 30+ books on SF interviewing, SF coaching, SF leadership, SF conflict management-mediation, Positive Psychology, Positive Supervision and Post Traumatic Success.

For more information about Bannink and her work see her website, LinkedIn and twitter.

Dr. Fredrike Bannink's books will be for sale at the workshop!


Workshop Description:

In this one-day workshop the theory, solution-focused questions and many practical tools are introduced which you can use as a therapist to help clients to create a new and better life.

After the workshop the attendants will be able to:

- change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives;

- use (more) SF questions and refine their own practice;

- build positive emotions and hopeful and optimistic conversations;

- invite clients to envision and reach their preferred future;

- motivate clients to change.

Workshop Content:

- What is Solution Focus

- What is SFBT
- What is the role of the SF professional

- The four basic SF questions

- How to build positive emotions, instill hope and optimism, and motivate clients to change

Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists.

Lunch is on your own.

Hours: 9am-4pm
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