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Friday, October 21, 2022

Apply­ing Accep­tance and Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py — Tak­ing ACT Con­cepts from Con­cep­tu­al­iza­tion to Implementation

Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als, join KYC’s Clin­i­cal Train­ing Com­mit­tee for a vir­tu­al train­ing event on Accep­tance and Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py (ACT).

This train­ing is designed to help clin­i­cians enhance their abil­i­ty to apply an ACT approach in their work with indi­vid­ual ther­a­py clients. Par­tic­i­pants will review the core con­cepts of ACT and learn about ways to take these skills from ini­tial con­cep­tu­al­iza­tion to clin­i­cal imple­men­ta­tion. All lev­els of expe­ri­ence are wel­come and no pri­or expe­ri­ence with ACT is need­ed; the train­ing is tai­lored to meet the needs of men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als from novice/​beginner to inter­me­di­ate lev­el under­stand­ing of ACT.

Event Infor­ma­tion

3 CEUs avail­able for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, LMFT, and CADC pending

Date: Octo­ber 21st2022

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Loca­tion: Vir­tu­al­ly — Host­ed by Ken­neth Young Center

RSVP: Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als and KYC staff are wel­come to join. Please con­tact Per­la with ques­tions. Please include your licen­sure in your RSVP email for effi­cient pro­cess­ing of your CEU credits.

Cost: $75 (KYC staff can attend at no cost)

About the Speaker

Fran­nie Siegel is a Licensed Clin­i­cal Social Work­er (LCSW) and a Clin­i­cal Devel­op­ment Super­vi­sor at AMK Coun­sel­ing in Chica­go, IL. Using a strengths-based and client cen­tered approach, Fran­nie works with clients to empow­er them to chal­lenge their per­spec­tives and work towards find­ing mean­ing­ful pur­pose in their lives. Her clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence and inter­ests include work­ing with clients who expe­ri­ence anx­i­ety, depres­sion, grief/​loss, life tran­si­tions, comor­bid con­di­tions, exec­u­tive func­tion­ing build­ing, and self-esteem con­cerns. Fran­nie spe­cial­izes in Accep­tance and Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py (ACT) and offers ACT-focused train­ing and consultation.

Rebec­ca Roberts is a Licensed Clin­i­cal Pro­fes­sion­al Coun­selor (LCPC) and a Clin­i­cal Devel­op­ment Super­vi­sor at AMK Coun­sel­ing in Chica­go, IL. By com­bin­ing her pro­fes­sion­al back­ground in teach­ing with her per­son-cen­tered clin­i­cal lens, Rebec­ca col­lab­o­rates with clients to strength­en the skills they already pos­sess while tap­ping into new strate­gies that help clients lead more fruit­ful and ful­fill­ing lives. Rebec­ca­’s clin­i­cal inter­ests include man­ag­ing anx­i­ety, life tran­si­tions, racial/​generational trau­ma, OCD and oth­er stres­sor-relat­ed dis­or­ders. Rebec­ca spe­cial­izes in Expo­sure and Response Pre­ven­tion as well as mind­ful­ness-based approach­es. She incor­po­rates Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­a­py (DBT) and Accep­tance and Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py (ACT) in ses­sions and consultation.

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