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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Learning to Thrive (6CE)
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Presented by Lisa W. Coyne, Ph.D. $180 for MPA Members, $140 for Life Members, $90 for Student Members, $245 for Non-Members and $100 for Non-Member Students. Sustaining Members always receive 50% off! This clinical workshop provide a thorough introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Participants can expect some didactics, video clips, and many opportunities to practice or experience particular ACT techniques, as well as opportunities for case consultation.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
55 Ariadne Road
Dedham, Massachusetts  02026
United States
Presenter: Lisa W. Coyne, Ph.D.
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
The Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center - Dedham, MA

$180 for MPA Members - $140 for Life Members - $90 for Student Members
$245 for Non-Members - $100 for Non-Member Students*
(*Non-member students cannot register online, please use this form for accurate pricing)
Breakfast and light refreshments are provided, but lunch will not be served.


REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Take $20 off if you register by 2/2/19!

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based, transdiagnostic, contextual behavioral treatment approach that can be used across myriad mental health issues. Treatment targets include experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion, found to be central to mood and anxiety disorders. ACT employs acceptance/mindfulness and valued action/commitment processes to increase clients' ability to increase psychological flexibility.  ACT developed from a robust empirical base exploring basic verbal processes (i.e., Relational Frame Theory) and has been evaluated in close to 250 clinical trials, suggesting its efficacy across numerous psychological disorders, including anxiety, chronic pain, OCD, depression, psychosis, smoking cessation, stress, burnout, and parenting. This clinical workshop provide a thorough introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Participants can expect some didactics, video clips, and many opportunities to practice or experience particular ACT techniques, as well as opportunities for case consultation.  Participants will be broken into small groups and pairs for experiential and role-play exercises.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe an overview of ACT for use across psychological disorders.
2. Provide a rationale for why a contextual behavioral approach may be useful across various psychological issues.
3. Provide a brief overview of contextual behavioral case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment.
4. Define, illustrate, and practice using all six ACT components.
5. Conceptualize cases from an ACT perspective, including functional assessment, structuring of treatment goals, and monitoring progress.
6. Demonstrate the skills they learn through role plays, dyads, and small group work




Lisa W. Coyne, Ph.D. is a peer-reviewed ACT Trainer and international speaker, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the Founder and Senior Clinical Consultant of the McLean OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents at McLean Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the Founder and Director of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (NECOA), and is on the Faculty of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation.  She has authored multiple articles and chapters on ACT with children and adolescents, and is a co-author of the book The Joy of Parenting: New Harbinger Press. Her new book, The Clinician’s Guide to Supporting Parents with ACT, Elsevier Press, is expected in 2019.



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

Please note that this event must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals,
though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have any questions.


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