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Health-related behavior change is difficult to sustain. In order to maximize lasting change, behaviors need to be linked to what is personally meaningful to the individual, and individuals need tools to cope with the discomfort associated with shifting their habits. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an empirically supported and highly effective behavioral treatment that focuses on assisting individuals to clarify their own reasons for change, become more aware and present through mindfulness practice, and take goal-directed action. ACT is well-suited to working with people with various presenting problems, such as disordered eating, eating disorders, or difficulty managing chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. This presentation will provide an overview of the ACT model and will introduce several tools and techniques that participants can apply in clinical settings. Experiential exercises will be utilized to demonstrate the utility of the model.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 6010, 4150, 4070
- Apply the ACT model to sustainable behavior change in various patient populations.
- Identify and utilize empirically supported mindfulness and experiential techniques.
- Employ hands-on tools and strategies to provide practical intervention within clinical practice.
- Sherry Farrow, PhD
- Mary Jo Parker, MS, RDN, CDN
- April Hackert, MS, RDN, CEDRD