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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.


Registration for
IMHCA Annual Conference -  Friday
March 10, 2017

Crowne Plaza Northbrook

Introduction to
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Presented by: Dr. Steven Hayes

Print Registration Form     FEIN 27-4540336

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sleeping Rooms      
Special Rate: $ 102
Call (847)298-2525

Crowne Plaza Northbrook

    • March 10, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Northbrook, 2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062
    • 69
    IMHCA Annual Conference - Friday
    Friday - March 10, 2017
    6 CEs/PDs

    Dr. Steven Hayes

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

    Don't miss this opportunity!

    Lunch is on your own.

    Hours: 9am-4pm

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    Objective #1: Describe the six processes that underlie psychological flexibility

    Objective #2: Formulate common clinical problems using a psychological flexibility model

    Objective #3: Explain how the six flexibility processes can be organized into three major chunks that underlie most 3rd wave interventions

    Objective #4: Demonstrate the ability to formulate an ACT consistent therapeutic agreement

    Objective #5: Show how to use creative hopelessness to motivate a change in the control agenda

    Objective #6: Relate defusion, the observing self, and values to core RFT ideas

    Objective #7: Describe the state of ACT as an evidence based treatment

    Objective #8: Describe how the Matrix can be used in ACT case conceptualization

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

    Cancellation Policy.
    Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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