Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also known as ACT, is a form of process-based psychotherapy and a branch of clinical behavior analysis. ACT is considered evidence-based and has been determined to be effective in treating numerous disorders including anxiety, chronic pain, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, addiction and more. The primary goal of ACT is to improve psychological flexibility, values-led action, and the treatment integrates cognitive, behavioral, and holistic strategies. ACT teaches acceptance as a means of coping with negative thoughts, feelings, and circumstances.
In this 2-hour continuing education webinar for clinicians, Dr. Lori Ryland will provide an overview of the fundamentals of ACT including the six core processes of ACT:
This introductory-level continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:
Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents an overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Fundamentals. It is consistent with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association and has its own established code of ethics as developed by the Association of Comprehensive Psychology, an approved CE Sponsor of the APA. This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) who are interested in learning more about ACT and no prior training is necessary. The instructional level for this event will be similar to a graduate level lecture class. This program discusses strategies for applying the concepts taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person. A body of research surveyed in the program suggests that the methods are effective and safe for diverse populations. As always, however, misapplication of the concepts with various populations could lead to unintended outcomes.
Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter, Lori Ryland, declares no relevant conflicts of interest nor commercial support with respect to the content of this presentation.
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Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D is a 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the WMU College of Health and Human Services for her contributions in the field of addiction treatment. She received her PhD from Western Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and completed the Specialist Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She is a board-certified behavior analyst, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and supervisor. Lori has achieved certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy/Beck Institute in Philadelphia and is trained in evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Ryland has a broad scope of 20+ years of healthcare experience including work with veterans with PTSD, inpatient psychiatric, addiction treatment, criminal justice, autism treatment, serious and persistent mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traditional outpatient services, and psychological testing.
As the Chief Clinical Officer of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Dr. Ryland oversees clinical staff competencies and programming. Dr. Ryland is a monthly contributor on Thrive Global and has been featured as an expert on NBC Today, Mic, The Recovery Executive Podcast, Recovery Unscripted, and more. Dr. Ryland has presented various topics related to clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis in both national and international conference settings.