1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Quiz
Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety
Audience Level: Basic (casual familiarity with topic area e.g., treated one case)
Presenter and Affiliations: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., Foundation Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Abstract: This webinar will briefly review the key elements of the ACT model for anxiety disorder. I will emphasize how ACT support and vitalize the work of CBT practitioners, so that you can take elements of the model and integrate them with your preferred style of work with this population.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. List the psychological flexibility processes underlying ACT
2. Relate each flexibility processes to the development and treatment of anxiety problems
3. Describe an example of a treatment application of each process with anxiety disorders
4. Explain the implications of psychological flexibility processes for the conduct of exposure based treatment
About the presenter:
Steve is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of over 35 books and over 500 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering.
Steve has been President of Division 25 of the APA, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a 5 year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health.
In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th “highest impact” psychologist in the world. His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York: Guilford Press.
Landy, L. N., Schneider, R. L., & Arch, J. J. (in press) Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders: a concise review. Current Opinion in Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2014.11.004
Arch, J. J., Eifert, G. H., Davies, C., Vilardaga, J., Rose, R. D., & Craske, M. G. (2012). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for mixed anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 750-765. doi:10.1037/a0028310
Bluett, E. J., Homan, K. J., Morrison, K. L. Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders: An empirical review. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 612-624. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2014.06.008