Course Description

This is an On Demand course that will include text posts, teaching videos, handouts, links and more.  You will need an internet browser and a program that can open PDF files.

This course provides a look at the concept of acceptance in ACT.  Through the use of text posts, videos and related materials, participants will learn how to normalize clients’ experiences through evolution principles, perspective taking.  Participants will also learn how the therapist can use techniques and display personal qualities in order to promote acceptance in therapy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to link ACT processes to evolution principles.
  • Apply two main techniques to promote acceptance in therapy.
  • List two qualities an ACT therapist can embody in order to promote acceptance.
  • Demonstrate the use of the blind writing exercise to promote acceptance.

Instructor

Matthieu Villatte is a Research Scientist at the Evidence-Based Practice Institute. He was formerly Assistant Professor in clinical psychology at the University of Louisiana.  He obtained his Ph.D. in France, with an emphasis on clinical behavior analysis and relational frame theory, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Steve Hayes . Matthieu is an ACBS recognized ACT trainer who has facilitated workshops focusing on clinical applications of RFT in North and South America, Australia, and Europe. He is the co-author of the first ACT manual published in French and is associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavior Science.  His new book, Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention, is co-authored by Jennifer Villatte and Steve Hayes and was released by Guilford Press.

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

The Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. EBPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. EBPI allocates 1.5 CE credits for this course following APA guidelines. After you successfully complete the course, fill out an evaluation form, and pass an exam, your CE certificate will be emailed to you.

Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify that this course meets your licensing and/or continuing education requirements.