ACT in Exploration & Application: Uncloaking the 6 Tenets of Complete Healing


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Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients. ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy.

This workshop will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner. D.J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a clinical psychologist who has been in the ACT community for over 25 years, has given ACT workshops all around the world, and is an ACBS Fellow and Recognized ACT trainer. He coauthored ACT in Practice, a book specifically written to teach clinicians how to actually use the therapeutic concepts in the therapy room. This “Demystifying ACT” workshop can be enjoyed by novices to the ACT material, and has additional elements that will be instructive for experienced ACT clinicians in the mental health field. Throughout this program, D.J. will help you gain conceptual and applied understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This workshop will have experiential components, as well as group work and lecture material to assist you in learning:

  • The six domains of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Why acceptance is difficult for people, and what to do about it
  • How to make mindfulness specifically practical for clients
  • What to do when people are resistant to mindfulness exercises
  • How ACT relates to other empirically-supported therapies

Because ACT is helpful for many clinically-relevant concerns, case examples used throughout the day will include substance abuse, social phobia, OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anger management in executive coaching, and using a mindfulness-based approach to parenting children with childhood behavior disorders.



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Attendance and Location Details


Date and Time


Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm EST / 7:00am – 2:30pm PST



*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date




This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Explore and discuss the six basic tenets of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

b). Identify and describe the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work for different diagnoses.

c). Learn and practice acceptance approaches with each client’s avoidance problems.

d). Discuss how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language functions.

e). Learn and practice defusion exercises to deal with verbal entanglement in clinical cases.

f). Discuss values authorship to increase motivation for committed action.

g). Learn and implement contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy.

h). Learn and implement the Division 12 research-supported psychological treatments list to select effective interventions for clients in therapy.

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel,  and Healthcare Workers.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D

Material Author(s): Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder of Pickslyde Consulting, an organization aimed at using evidence-based applications to improve leadership, performance, safety, and wellness in the workplace. His organization has also trained tens-of-thousands of people in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other evidence-based treatment approaches. In addition, he is an associate professor at Touro University and co-founder of its Doctor of Psychology program in New York City. Dr. Moran earned his Ph.D. in Clinical & School Psychology from Hofstra University in 1998, under the supervision of Kurt Salzinger and Richard O’Brien. He is the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International gave him the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. Dr. Moran has several publications focused on the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and behavioral science to clinical issues, leadership, and behavioral health. He has made media appearances on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and The Oprah Winfrey Network to discuss anxiety disorders and hoarding related disorders. Dr. Moran is also a Recognized ACTrainer and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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