Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy used by clinicians to treat mental illness. Research supports the use of this model for treating those dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness. In this session, we will review the core tenants of ACT. We will explore the ways ACT can help us better understand how maladaptive thoughts and behaviors develop in both the people we support and ourselves as well as practical strategies for change. You do not have to be a therapist to benefit from an understanding of the principles of ACT. The goal of this presentation is to provide concrete ideas of how all disciplines can implement ACT interventions for better, more therapeutic relationships and more positive interactions, no matter what role you play.
This workshop will provide 2.0 hours of Continuing Education for: Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurse (ANP), Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Continuing Education Certificates will be provided to all registered attendees.