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(Mid-Peninsula) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Principles and Processes

  • Friday, January 17, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 94301


  • $10.00 attendance
    $15 CEUs (1.5 CEUS)

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Presenter:  Nancy A. Haug, PhD

Description:  The presentation will include an overview of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of intervention which includes six core processes: being present, clarifying values, committed action, self-as-context, defusion and acceptance. We will discuss the essence of ACT work with clients using an ACT case conceptualization. Practical ACT strategies and clinical tools will be explained with a focus on experiential learning.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Present the overall ACT model of intervention.
  2. Discuss the essence of ACT work with clients using case conceptualization.
  3. Demonstrate practical ACT strategies and tools.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Nancy Haug is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She is core faculty in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Haug maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA with specialization in the treatment of addictive behaviors and eating disorders. She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies.


The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Attendance and Registration Policies  

  • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
  • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
  • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.


Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

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