Evidence-based Training for Clinicians

SchemACT to Strengthen Relationships

This online course will focus on a special protocol that integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy to help individuals improve their relationships. You will learn how to apply the six core ACT processes to help clients interpersonally by identifying 10 core interpersonal schemas (primary pain) that trigger key schema avoidance strategies (experiential avoidance) and result in interpersonal dysfunction (secondary pain).

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Integrating ACT, Schemas, and Nonviolent Communication to Treat Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

Learn how to help clients who are struggling with covert abuse. Whether the client is struggling with a family member, a romantic relationship, or an organization this webinar will teach you how to recognize the signs of covert narcissism and how to teach clients to use empathic confrontation with the narcissist in their life and utilize tools from Nonviolent Communication to set appropriate limits, boundaries, and consequences in order to protect themselves.

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Integrating ACT and Schemas for Couples

Learn techniques to help partners stay connected in the face of unavoidable pain and the resulting drive for experiential avoidance. You will learn how to use techniques to help partners stay connected while triggered and choose values-based actions instead of schema avoidance.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Consultations for Therapists

Integrating ACT and Schema Therapy for Therapists

This webinar will be interactive and experiential. We will focus on 5 key schemas that show up for clinicians and guide you in using the core ACT processes to help you build willingness and acceptance towards your schema pain and take steps towards what matters.

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ACT for Bipolar Disorder

This webinar will describe an innovative approach that integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral interventions to treat clients who are struggling with Bipolar Disorder. You will learn how to apply the six core ACT processes to help individuals with bipolar disorder manage their symptoms and live a more balanced life.

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This was the most eye opening seminar I've taken in years. Thank you!

Margaret L. McKelvie, PhD

The pacing was fantastic, lots of opportunity to ask questions, content very relatable and practical! much appreciated - and enjoyed the way the two of you work together!

Sheri Turrell, C. Psych

Great course-- very informative and immediately applicable to clinical work.

Mai Manchanda, PhD

Wonderful webinar, very informative, concrete steps, and the role playing was great, helpful to watch it in action.

Britta Neinast, LCSW

Loved it!

Jill Stoddard, PhD

This was a welcome incursion into the world of narcissism from an ACT perspective. We definitely need more of it.

Benjamin Schoendorff, MA, MSc

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