On Demand Professional Workshop Series: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Applications in the Current Pandemic Era
This presentation was originally reviewed on May 19, 2022, and broadcast live online on May 20, 2022, from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, countless disruptions and challenges impacted everyday life as well as clinical care. Clinicians were called upon to maintain flexibility in the context of uncertainty on a near-constant basis. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework can support our adaptation to this unique context; ACT aims to foster psychological flexibility by disarming the struggle with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions and aligning actions with personal values and sources of meaning and purpose. To support providers, this workshop will summarize the ACT framework and transdiagnostic applications, then highlight the particular relevance of this approach to current pandemic-related mental health challenges. This workshop will be geared to engage providers at any level of previous ACT experience by linking theory and experiential practice, and developing integrative treatment plans incorporating ACT tools and techniques alongside other empirically supported treatments.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Define the basic processes and approach to ACT psychotherapy and its transdiagnostic applications
- Describe the particular relevance of ACT in addressing pandemic-related stress, anxiety, and low mood
- Define ways in which ACT language and exercises can augment other psychotherapy approaches
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About These Speakers
Jordan Cattie, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory School of Medicine. She serves as Associate Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Emory Clinic, and Director of the Emory OCD & Anxiety Intensive Program. Dr. Cattie's work aims to increase access to effective mental healthcare through the provision of clinical care, training and dissemination of evidence-based practices, and advocacy. She provides didactic trainings and clinical supervision in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which aims to promote psychological and behavioral flexibility in pursuit of valued living. Clinically, she is interested in integrating third-wave behavioral therapies with other empirically informed interventions to provide comprehensive care for patients and families.
Dr. Katie Cullum is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Cullum's clinical work and research focuses on the treatment OCD and related disorders using Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She provides supervision and training in the ACT model and seeks to increase access to evidence-based care through her involvement in education and outreach. Dr. Cullum is a founding member of Emory University School of Medicine’s Caring Communities for COVID-19 and a board member of OCD Georgia.
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Katherine A. Cullum, PhD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will discuss off-label use of pharmaceuticals in this presentation.
Jordan Elizabeth Cattie, PhD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will discuss off-label use of pharmaceuticals in this presentation.
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Professional Workshop Series: Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT): Applications In The Current Pandemic Era
Jordan Elizabeth Cattie, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Katie A. Cullum, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Originally reviewed May 19, 2022
Originally broadcast live May 20, 2022, from 9:00 am - 12:15 pm ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: June 19, 2024
Activity Time: One hour recorded webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15
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