Professional Consultations

I offer consultations in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for helping professionals. These can be done in person or over webcam. During these consultations we will work less on what specifically to do with your clients and more on how you can become aware of what is happening for you in session and how to maximize your impact in session. What we'll be doing is increasing your psychological flexibility as it pertains to your work. 

Sometimes a single consultation is enough to jumpstart your work. Other times people schedule as needed.

My standard rate for consultations is $150 per hour. You can email me to set something up or ask any questions.

 

 

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Jacob@ActNaturally.net

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Custom Workshops, Talks, and Trainings

If you would like a customized training for your workplace or event email to discuss what would work best for you.

Workshops for Professionals

I have offered a variety of workshops in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and related topics for mental health professionals. Below are some of the workshops I have provided in the past. In addition to these I can offer advanced workshops and training on the ACT Matrix.
 


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Workshop – Introductory Level

An introduction to ACT designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. Perfect for those with no prior experience with the ACT model. Learn the foundation of ACT and how to enhance your practice with skills designed to promote client growth and quality of life. The style of this workshop is approximately 40% experiential learning, 60% didactic. Attendees will learn how to conceptualize psychopathology and wellness in ACT terms; practice basic ACT skills on self and others; and leave with an understanding of the ACT philosophy and point of view.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the six core processes of ACT

  • Describe the theoretical underpinnings of ACT (RFT and Functional Contextualism)

  • Utilize ACT framework in case conceptualization

  • Apply ACT skills to self and common client populations


Using ACT in Practice– Intermediate Level

An intermediate level ACT workshop designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. Perfect for those with prior knowledge of ACT and who want to enhance their application of ACT clinically. Previous attendees of an introductory ACT workshop (including my own), or familiarity of ACT through books such as Learning ACT will benefit from this workshop. The style of this workshop is approximately 50% experiential learning, 50% didactic.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the six core processes of ACT

  • Describe the theoretical underpinnings of ACT

  • Utilize ACT in case conceptualization

  • Apply ACT skills to self and client populations

  • Design ACT consistent session structure from beginning to end.

  • Use ACT framework to troubleshoot difficult sessions

  • Create novel metaphors and experiential exercises for use in therapy


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Experiential Deep Dive

A unique experiential experience! This workshop is an in-depth look at a single experiential exercise from start to finish designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. Exploring how all six core processes of psychological flexibility can be seen and fostered in one exercise with a client. Prior background and knowledge of ACT is required for this workshop. 

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss how the six core processes that make up psychological flexibility relate and interact with each other

  • Demonstrate ability to identify and foster psychological flexibility through experiential exercise

  • Create novel experiential exercises to be used in session with clients

  • Use ACT skills on self and client populations


ACT Matrix Workshop

Learn the ACT Matrix, a wonderfully simple and powerful therapeutic tool that can be used for just about anything! Developed by Kevin Polk, Phd, the ACT Matrix has spread worldwide and simplifies the ACT model into a flexible framework that promotes real change. Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior training in ACT necessary. The style of this workshop is approximately 60% experiential learning, 40% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Create and utilize ACT Matrix with clients to: activate behavior change, teach mindfulness, and promote psychological flexibility.

  • Use ACT Matrix for case conceptualization

  • Apply ACT Matrix to current client population

  • Explain functional contextualism in language that anyone can understand