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Durham, NC 27710
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Selected Talks 

This page highlights featured presentations and workshops.

Recent workshop attendees can find copies of relevant handouts and notes pages here. 

If you are looking for other resources you do not see here, please check out our full resource room!

Access a full list of past talks here.

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT): FACILITATING MEANINGFUL BEHAVIOR CHANGE

 

North Carolina Psychological Association

October 7, 2017

 

In this workshop, participants learn the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the ACT model and how knowledge of these underpinnings can allow the therapist to be creative and flexible in the therapy room. Participants practice formulating psychological struggles in terms of the 6 core ACT processes and recognizing these struggles within themselves during challenging therapeutic moments. Through didactic presentation, discussion, and role-play, participants learn when to engage specific ACT processes to maximize therapeutic benefit. Participants are encouraged to have some basic familiarity with the ACT model to allow for more time devoted to application and advancing therapeutic skill.

 

USING ACT TO TREAT MALADAPTIVE EATING AND WEIGHT REGULATION

 

North Carolina Psychological Association

October 7, 2017

 

In this workshop, participants are oriented to an ACT-consistent approach to formulating and treating the spectrum of maladaptive eating and weight regulation, with some additional emphasis on anorexia nervosa, a particularly challenging and devastating variant. A model of eating disorders as difficulty with adaptive self-regulation is presented and participants learn how this formulation informs treatment decisions. Unique challenges in working with eating disorder clients are identified, and strategies to overcome these challenges are discussed. This includes the difficulties that arise for therapists when working with clients with symptoms that are egosyntonic and life-threatening. How to use ACT processes to enhance therapist flexibility in session is explored with opportunities for experiential learning.

"BUT I HAVE TO CHALLENGE THAT" 

INCREASING THERAPiST FLEXIBILITY IN THE PRESENCE OF COMPELLING CONTENT

 

MID ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ACBS

October 13, 2017

 

In this workshop, participants