In this pre-conference workshop, the presenter draws upon the second edition of Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients: An Integrative Treatment Approach to present the theory and practice of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Participants will explore the theoretical foundations and six processes of ACT, focusing on a faith-based version for working with Christian clients. Faith-based ACT metaphors and techniques are also provided, along with clinical applications for depression, anxiety, and trauma.
038 | Acceptance and Commitment Theory and Practice: Introduction and Faith-based Applications for Christian Clients
Joshua Knabb, Psy.D.
Approved For CE
Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Approved For CME/CEU
Describe the link between mental disorders, experiential avoidance, and a Christian view of suffering
Identify the six processes of ACT, including points of overlap with similar concepts from Christianity
Apply a faith-based version of ACT to working with Christian clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma in counseling and psychotherapy with psychologists and licensed mental health professionals.