A Recorded Webinar Presented by Jessie Alexander, LPC, Director of Clinical Services and Quality Management
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers a framework to maneuver through unprecedented times with deeply rooted insights on our experience as human beings in times of uncertainty and strategies for engaging with the world in a productive, meaningful way. The purpose of this webinar is to explore ways to utilize ACT principles with our clients to maintain meaningful connection with life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping clients identify ways to anchor themselves during turmoil while maintaining life connections requires acknowledgment of the internal experience, acceptance of the global and individual suffering associated with the COVID-19 crisis, and behavioral intentions fused with meaning and purpose. Participants will obtain ACT conceptualization comprehension of the COVID-19 human experience and specific interventions to help their clients through this crisis.
In this recorded webinar, you will learn to:
- Identify the evolutionary components of our response to the threat of COVID-19 and apply ACT knowledge to conceptualizations and experiences of anxiety about the pandemic.
- Recognize the impact of language and our natural cognitive processes on our response to COVID-19 and work towards disentangling language and cognition from client’s experience of global and individual suffering.
- Define and interpret the need to create space and acceptance for thoughts and feelings related to the COVID-19 crisis and apply interventions to decrease the destructive impact of well-intentioned avoidance.
- Utilize mindfulness and ACT based skills to enhance engagement with our client’s inner world and outer experience in the midst of emotional crises and distress.
- Develop behavioral intentions and strategies to complement and enhance acceptance strategies and valued living within the COVID-19 crisis.