CE Webinar

ACT to Improve Relationships


September 15, 2019 at 10am PST
September 22, 2019 at 6pm PST


Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schemas to Treat Interpersonal Problems

This webinar will present a model for an innovative approach that integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schemas to work with clients interpersonally to strengthen relationships. The model will describe an acceptance-based approach to treating schema-driven relationship problems.  

It will describe a protocol designed to treat individuals by identifying 10 interpersonal schemas (primary pain) that trigger key schema coping behaviors (experiential avoidance) that harm relationships (secondary pain). Treatment process drawn from the ACT model and adapted for problematic interpersonal behaviors will be covered, including a conceptual framework, role-plays, client video sessions, and experiential exercises. You will learn how to work with individuals to identify maladaptive relationship patterns, clarify relationship values, distinguish between schema-avoidance behaviors and values-based actions, and work with the barriers that show up. The model will focus on using defusion techniques and emotion exposure to work with schema-driven thoughts and feelings that act as barriers to values in relationships.

This workshop is designed to help you:

1. Describe 10 maladaptive interpersonal schemas and key schema coping behaviors that impact relationships.

2. Utilize ACT interventions to clarify client's values in relationships and to identify moments of choice to engage in values-based actions.

3. Apply the six ACT processes to treat schema-driven relationship problems.

About the presenter:

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Avigail Lev, PsyD, is a psychotherapist, author, and executive coach in the Bay Area. She is the director of the Bay Area CBT Center, a clinic in San Francisco and Oakland that provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for individuals and couples. She specializes in integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy and has coauthored three books on strengthening relationships including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal ProblemsThe Interpersonal Problems Workbookand Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and provides consultation, trainings, and workshops on utilizing evidence-based treatments. 


3 CE Credits available for mental health professionals.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Info@BayAreaCBTcenter.com. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.

Webinar dates:

September 15, 2019 at 10am PST
September 22, 2019 at 6pm PST

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