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Knoxville, TN – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 2-Day Intensive ACT Training

October 22, 2019 - October 23, 2019

Blending Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach with a scientific foundation. You learn how to utilize Mindfulness, Values, and Commitment concepts into your work, and how to help reduce suffering and improve quality of living for the people you care for.

Dr. D.J. has been involved in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy work for over two decades, and has applied the work for a wide variety of clinical issues. He is an entertaining speaker who will inform you about up-to-date treatment approaches so you can help even your most difficult clients.  He will give you an opportunity to view therapy videos, develop case conceptualizations, and even experience the benefits of ACT outcomes yourself!

Check out the podcast, Functionally Speaking!

And DJ’s latest book with his colleagues entitled, Committed Action in Practice



Develop a deep understanding of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients advance psychological flexibility.

Incorporate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and list clinical techniques for increasing it.

Utilize acceptance approaches with avoidance problems to strengthen a client’s willingness to have emotions.

Implement clinical skills for helping clients to defuse from language obstacles.

Utilize exercises in therapy with clients like, contacting the present moment, to aid clients with developing flexibility to engage in the present moment and let go of their struggles.

Detect how a client’s unclarified values can lead to clinical problems in relation to assessment and treatment planning.

Integrate ACT into different therapeutic styles and methods as an approach to managing symptoms.

Create committed action plans for clients with anxiety disorders to improve level of functioning.

Use metaphors to undermine language-based avoidance repertoires to improve client engagement.

Implement emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients to reduce experiential avoidance.

Integrate ACT techniques into treatment for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and the personality disorders.

Demonstrate how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance.


(800) 844-8260
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KNOXVILLE, TN 37923 United States
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