Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Group Treatment

Presented by M. Joann Wright, PhD on 07-10-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Treating clients in groups can be a richly rewarding experience. To be effective, it requires clinical strategies tailored to the group treatment process.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides six core process which work in consort to change people's relationship with thoughts, increase their mindfulness and willingness, and hone their value-driven choices and committed action. In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Joann Wright will explore and illustrate ways to incorporate the methods of the ACT framework into group therapy sessions. She will also outline its utility as a trans-diagnostic model and define terms of core ACT principles and exercises.

During this webinar, Dr. Wright will share detailed activities therapists and counselors can apply to group treatment. Through case examples, user-friendly worksheets, and experiential demonstrations, she will help clinicians develop a comprehensive understanding of utilizing the six core aspects of the ACT model in group treatment. Participants do not need to have prior experience with ACT to attend this webinar.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Apply the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) specifically aimed at group work.
  2. Describe mindfulness practices in common everyday moments of life.
  3. Practice at least two experiential exercises to take back and apply in treatment groups. 
  4. Examine new and innovative approaches for working with treatment groups. 
  5. List the advantages and pitfalls of group work.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: No stated risks.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: This program has no commercial support. Dr. Joann Wright is presenting as the Director of Clinical Services at Timberline Knolls.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

M. Joann Wright, PhD

M. Joann Wright, PhD

As the Director of Clinical Services, Joann supervises the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls. 

In the past, she has supervised people in becoming Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapists. As a Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer and Fellow of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), she offers her knowledge and skills in training this cutting edge therapeutic approach. She has more than 20 years of experience training therapists and giving national and international workshops and presentations on individual and group therapy techniques.

In addition, Joann has more than 10 years of experience with program development and clinical oversight. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Arizona State University and her Master of Arts and her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical/School Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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