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Using the ACT Matrix to Treat Trauma and Increasing Clinical Precision with RFT

Some really cool news! I'm happy to announce that I am teaming up with a colleague of mine to give a special workshop on the ACT Matrix and Trauma. Angela Cathey, is an expert and researcher in Relational Frame Theory, and her knowledge of the theory is second to none. We will be splitting duties on this workshop, and I know you're going to love it!

This workshop will be great if you don't know anything about ACT, because you'll get a deep understanding of the Matrix and how to use it, which is a good entry point into ACT. 

If you already know a bit about ACT and have been doing it with clients, this workshop will help you apply your ACT skills more flexibly and fluidly in session. 

If you know a lot about trauma this workshop will be great because the RFT conceptualization of trauma is unique and will likely not cover anything you have learned before.

The rest is below:

The ACT Matrix is a powerfully simple tool for training psychological flexibility and promoting vital living after trauma. Originally developed for work with veterans suffering from PTSD, the matrix has spread across the world and is now utilized in a variety of settings and clinical & non-clinical populations.
Learn the ins-and-outs of the ACT Matrix point of view as well as dive deeper into applying Acceptance & Commitment Therapy skills flexibly in session with clients.

This workshop will teach you how to integrate the psychological flexibility model into a truly dynamic experience within your work so that you can avoid becoming stuck in client content and help your clients move toward the life they know they can achieve. Learn to shift from process to process within the psychological flexibility model fluidly and with intention so that you and your client are working together and your client is taking charge of their lives.

After experiencing this workshop you will be able to:

1. Set up the ACT Matrix point of view.

2. Conduct dynamic functional analyses together with clients.

3. Use the ACT Matrix in case conceptualization.

4. Flexibly shift between mindfulness, acceptance, defusion, perspective taking, meaning making, and behavior activation skills on the fly in session.

5. Handle challenging client content flexibly, without becoming stuck.

6. Practice compassionate self-care for vicarious trauma.

7. Identify different clinical presentations and their treatment implications.

8. Discuss behavioral conceptualizations of various common trauma reactions.

9. Integrate functional assessment and traditional assessment to meet your clinical needs.

10. Identify signs of vicarious trauma and supported interventions at the individual, social, and organizational levels.

Date(s): Friday, October 6, 2017

Time(s): 10AM-5PM CST.

Location(s): 6401 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, Texas 75070, Aqua Room

Presenter(s): Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC & Angela Cathey, MA, LPC

Early Bird Special: $150, Early Bird Discount Ends 9/29 

Cost: $200

Level & Intended Audience(s):Intermediate/Advanced, Clinicians

CE Continuing Education Credits: 6 hours CE Continuing Education credit for Texas LPCs, Texas LMFTs, and Texas Social Workers provided by New Take Therapy

Registration for this workshop is being handled by Angela Cathey's organization Enso. Clicking the button below will redirect you to her site where you can register and pay :)

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