Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): When Therapy Gets Stuck

Organization: UHN Centre for Mental Health
CME Accreditation: College of Family Physicians of Canada - 3.5 Mainpro+ credits; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 3.5 Section 1 credits

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based "third-wave" cognitive behavioural intervention, incorporating principles of mindfulness and acceptance and is also a type of values-based therapy. ACT promotes psychological flexibility through enhancing six underlying core processes: defusion, acceptance, contact with present moment, self-as-context, values, and committed action. ACT may be especially useful for "stuck" patients who fail to respond to conventional therapies emphasizing on having more rational thoughts or gaining insight. It can also enhance resilience and wellbeing in non-clinical populations. Date: October 27, 2017, 12:30 - 4:00pm Registration Fee: $85.00 Location: Toronto General Hospital, Eaton Wing, 1st Floor, Room 429/430. Please email for registration details.

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