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Duke Clinics, 40 Duke Medicine Circle

3rd Floor, Purple Zone, Suite 3700
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-681-7231

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Phone: 919-681-7231

If you are learning the ACT model, and you are working with children or teenagers, you might find yourself scratching your head. Have you ever found yourself thinking, "but what am I supposed to do with kids?" You are not alone. And thank goodness, Louis Hayes, PhD, ha...

June 21, 2016

The ACT at Duke Team has a wonderful experience sharing their knowledge while learning from their peers at the 14th annual ACBS World Conference in Seattle, WA! 

Rhonda Merwin, PhD and Ashley Moskovich, PhD shared the stage to highlight their work in the field of d...

June 15, 2016

After reading the blog post by Dr. Hayes, which you can review below, I started thinking about what I would like to share with my friends, family members, and colleagues outside of the ACT community. Something about this work, and what we know about love and hate that...

April 28, 2015


ACT at Duke Director, Dr. Rhonda Merwin recently presented a two-day workshop at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Social Work. The first day covered the basic components of the ACT model and the following day allowed practitioners to really delve...

April 1, 2015


Our very first community consultation group met today and we shared information about our background, our current practice and our goals for coming together as individuals interested in the ACT model. Our group includes seasoned therapists with vast experience who are...

February 11, 2015


Over 70 professionals took part in an intensive two-day introduction to the ACT model sponsored by Carolina Outreach. Clinicians learned the core concepts of the ACT model while also taking part in experiential activities. This lively group was extremely engaged and f...

January 26, 2015

A day with ACT in the Carolinas: Advanced ACT Training


The ACT at Duke Team, led by Rhonda Merwin, PhD, spent a full day immersed in the ACT model. This training was designed to advance the knowledge of those who were familiar with the ACT model and looking to advance...

January 11, 2015

Welcome to my section of the ACT at Duke website. 

I will be calling my blog articles: Lisa. Learning

Let me tell you a little about myself, and why I chose this particular title.


When I began my graduate training in 1999, I was electrified with excitement! I couldn't...

January 10, 2015

It is a wonderful affirmation of the potential value of RFT vetted through a mainstream review process. That should embolden RFT interested researchers around the world to both be themselves and to build the alliances needed to address mainstream issues. The years Derm...

January 2, 2015

Welcome to the ACT at Duke Blog, Have you heard?


Our blog will include a variety of features that we at ACT at Duke find interesting. You might find articles about our upcoming research. You might also find out things about work that is going on in the broader ACBS com...

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