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CE Workshop: Applied Considerations in ACT: Application of ACT to yoga as an applied example
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The purpose of this six-hour workshop is to present the issues and challenges that the clinicians face in the application of ACT to a range of applied contexts, including yoga practice.

When: 10/11/2014
9:00am-4:00pm (Break between 12-1)
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: W. Jeffrey Henderson, PhD, ABPP, Akihiko Masuda, PhD, and Kate Morrissey Stahl, LCSW
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications

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Full Title: Applied Considerations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Application of ACT to yoga as an applied example
Limited to 20 participants.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) ACT has been applied to a wide range of mental and physical health service settings for diverse individuals with a broad array of psychological and health issues. Additionally, ACT principles and methods have been integrated into other modes of healing methods, such as yoga.

The purpose of this six-hour workshop is to present the issues and challenges that the clinicians face in the application of ACT to a range of applied contexts, including yoga practice. Using didactic and experiential methods, the workshop covers several major topics: (a) a brief overview of ACT in theory and practice and ACT account of yoga, (b) issues and considerations when applied to ACT to a given individual client, (c) considerations when applied to those with differing cultural backgrounds, (d) clinical examples of how to adapt ACT techniques while staying ACT consistent in theory and (e) how yoga practice promotes ACT core processes of change.

CE Hours: 6

Learning Objectives:

  1. To gain basic knowledge of ACT and ACT account of yoga.
  2. To learn the common issues and challenges relevant in application of ACT.
  3. To see how yoga practice can be used to promote ACT core processes of change.
  4. To understand and practice ACT functionally and contextually.
  5. To be able to form ACT-informed case conceptualization with diverse clinical and applied practice.
  6. To learn ACT as a guiding principle, not merely as a set of techniques.
About the Presenters:

Akihiko Masuda, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University. Aki received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Nevada, Reno in 2006. Aki has exceptional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). His clinical experiences are broad, with diverse clinical populations in a wide range of clinical settings, including university counseling center, inpatient and outpatient hospital, and residential home. For the past seven years, Aki has been actively involved in therapist training, supervision, and treatment consultation.

Jeffrey Henderson, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist employed at the University of Georgia Counseling and Psychiatric Services. Jeffrey received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993. He has expertise and experience drawn from a mental health career spanning over twenty five years as a service provider and college instructor. He has served in four university counseling centers, private practice, and community mental health. Jeffrey is the former director of director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Mercer University, and also served as staff psychologist at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Kate Morrissey Stahl, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker and certified yoga teacher. She is currently earning her doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Georgia. She has specialized in mindfulness-based approaches to wellbeing, including training since 2000 in meditation and yoga. In her clinical practice, she has led and researched groups on yoga combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She also is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and currently works with Jerry Gale, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness with couples.

Registration Costs

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 26, 2014 to receive this rate.)
  • $130: GPA Members
  • $50: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $195: Non-members
Registration (After September 26, 2014)
  • $140: GPA Members
  • $60: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $205: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrants must cancel within five (5) business days through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) Email confirmations will be sent to callers who cancel via the phone. No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.