Introduction to ACT

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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

1.5 CEU's

Presented by Sarah Benson, LSW, LPC

Course CEDL.0123.1.5

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave cognitive-behavioral counseling approach which focuses on psychological flexibility, observing inner thoughts, acceptance of life events and emotions, and clarifying one's personal values. This training will equip attendees with a knowledge-base and practical interventions for counseling from and ACT perspective.

Learning Objectives:


  • Summarize the history and development of ACT philosophy


  • Describe the 6 core processes of ACT


  • Review current research as it relates to ACT


  • Examine at least 5 interventions within the ACT framework

Sarah Benson is an LSW, LPC, CGCS, and TF-CBT certified therapist. She has experience in diverse roles as a social worker and mental health therapist in Southern Ohio for 12 years. In addition to her current counseling practice with children, teens, and adults with intellectual disabilities, she is a professor of counseling and psychology at Malone University.

1.5 hours of continuing education credit will be available to those who complete the entire course presentation, take and pass the post-test (70% of questions, at a minimum, must be answered correctly), and complete a course evaluation.