This special class is designed for mental health providers who are interested in learning more about how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used clinically to promote valued living for individuals with CF and their support systems, including CF team members. The short course will include education about the theoretical foundation of ACT, research findings using ACT with CF and other populations, and its relationship to other forms of psychotherapy. ACT is a third wave behavior therapy where therapists and clients actively engage in behavior change. The majority of the course time will focus on trying out ACT-consistent strategies, identifying clinically relevant ACT targets, and where to obtain ACT training.
Summarize the theoretical underpinnings of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how theory informs the clinical approach to treatment delivery.
Relate how changing the relationships between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can facilitate living a valued life.
Identify resources to facilitate future clinical practice.