Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Philosophical and Theoretical roots
  • Theory of Psychopathology
  • The six core processes of ACT
  • Common Misunderstandings about ACT


John has worked in a wide variety of medical, mental health, and substance abuse settings for over 25 years. He has provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy in hospitals, primary care, physical rehab, out-patient mental health, and private practice. John has also provided clinical supervision and training for medical residents, clinical social workers, and counselors. John’s clinical approach is influenced by Motivational Interviewing which is an empirically supported clinical style designed to support clients to achieve and maintain changes related to their health and well being. John’s work with clients is also guided by mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches that come from the cognitive behavioral and humanistic traditions. In addition to working with individuals at Espenshade Counseling, John specializes in working with parents, couples, and families.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
1 CEU approved by NAADAC. Approved by the National Association of Social Workers and National Board of Certified Counselors.



February 13, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Ashley Addiction Treatment
Espenshade Counseling
Argo Counseling & Wellness