Category: Adult Anxiety
Clinical Intervention Training
Keywords: Acceptance | Adult Anxiety | Mindfulness
Presentation Type: Clinical Intervention Training
Level of Familiarity: Minimal to Moderate
Acceptance-based behavioral therapies (ABBT) effectively reduce symptoms and promote quality of life among clients struggling with anxiety and comorbid disorders. This training is aimed at helping clinicians to understand the model underlying ABBT for GAD and related disorders, apply this general model to specific clients to inform case conceptualization and treatment planning, learn the core clinical strategies of ABBT, and identify and successfully address stuck-points that can be encountered in clinical practice. The training will demonstrate the ways specific mindfulness practices can be used to help clients increase their understanding of their internal experiences, broaden their awareness, and promote engagement in valued life activities. In addition, participants will learn strategies to help clients distinguish between clear and muddy emotions, change their response to their emotions, and articulate and take actions consistent with what they value. Drawing from both their clinical experience and their program of research developing and testing the efficacy of an ABBT for GAD, the presenters will describe case examples, lead participants through experiential practices, demonstrate the use of specific handouts and exercises, and provide coached opportunities for participants to practice applying strategies that they can use in their own clinical practice.
Earn 7 continuing education credits
Recommended Reading: Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S. M. (2013). A randomized clinical trial comparing an acceptance-based behavior therapy to applied relaxation for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 761-773.
Orsillo, S.M., & Roemer, L. (2011). The mindful way through anxiety. New York: Guilford.
Orsillo, S.M., & Roemer, L. (2016). Worry less, live more: The mindful way through anxiety workbook. New York: Guilford.
Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S.M. (2014). Acceptance-based behavior therapy for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders (5th ed., pp. 206-237). New York: Guilford.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Friday, November 17
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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