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Fostering Client Flexibility: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a Process of Change

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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.
4 Hours 02 Minutes
Mar 12, 2022
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Evidence-based therapy is changing. Where once treatment favoured protocols for certain syndromes, now, in a new era of process-based therapy, the focus has turned to the needs, strengths, and cultural background of clients—and the processes that result in an uplifting relationship between them and their practitioner. When therapists can identify these processes, or underlying mechanisms, they’re better equipped to help clients successfully reach their goals. In this paradigm-shifting recording, you’ll discover:

  • The key features of process-based therapy
  • How to detect and target processes of change in your client
  • What a case conceptualization based on processes looks like
  • How to implement ACT’s psychological flexibility as a process of change



This online program is worth 4.25 hours CPD.



Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 32 books and over 400 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Dr. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
His popular book Get Out Of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time magazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States. Dr. Hayes and the book were also part of the inspiration behind the Guy Ritchie movie Revolver (2005).
Dr. Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world's most influential clinical psychologists. His seminars are captivating, motivating and inspiring. Learning ACT will change your clinical work and your life.

Speaker Disclosures: 


Financial: Dr. Steven Hayes has an employment relationship with the University of Nevada. He is the President of the Institute for Better Health and the research director at Praxis Continuing Education and Training. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Hayes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Steven Hayes is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Association for Behavioral Analysis International. He is a member of the PROSOCIAL Executive Committee.

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  1. Differentiate between a process-based therapy approach and a system based on protocols and syndromes.
  2. Catalogue the psychological processes that need to be targeted in ACT work.
  3. Propose what "values" are in the context of ACT work and explain the characteristics of values and describe why values are critical to a client achieving beneficial long-term outcomes.
  4. Practice at least 3 strategies for speaking with clients in a way that effectively engages them to work on the psychological flexibility process of values.
  5. Demonstrate the use of a case conceptualization matrix based on core psychological processes.


  • Key features and distinctions of a process-based approach to therapy
  • Detecting and targeting the psychological processes for creating change
  • The critical role of values vs goals in therapy
  • Case conceptualization in process-based therapies

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 4

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