Jennifer L. Patterson – Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Master Class – EPFICWACT

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Jennifer L. Patterson – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Master Class: Enhance Psychological Flexibility in Clients with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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Jennifer L. Patterson
17 Hours 14 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 16, 2018



Master the Core Skills and Competencies of ACT

The ACT Model

  • What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Evolution of Third Wave Behavioral Therapies
  • Outcome Studies

Foundations of ACT

  • Contextual Behavioral Sciences
  • Functional Contextualism
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Happiness Trap
  • Importance of Understanding for Clinical Practice

Case Conceptualization

  • Experiential Avoidance as the Core Problem
  • Creative Hopelessness Exercises
  • Assessment Measures
  • ACT Clinical Interview
  • Inflexahex Diagnostic Model

Diagnostic Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Inflexibility

  • Experiential Avoidance
  • Lack of awareness
  • Unclear Values
  • Unhelpful Behaviors
  • Attachment to Conceptualized Self
  • Cognitive Fusion

Treatment Model: Six Core Processes of Psychological Flexibility

  • Acceptance
  • Mindful Decision Making
  • Values Clarification
  • Value-Based Behaviors
  • Understanding Sense of Self
  • Defusion

Interventions and Strategies

  • Evidence-Based Processes and Practices
  • Mindfulness Action Plan
  • Commitment Plan Worksheet
  • Integration of Evidence-Based Models CBT, DBT, CFT
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Case Presentations

ACT Treatment Planning

  • Suggestaflex Model
  • Metaphors
  • Paradoxical Processes
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Self-Compassion Exercises
  • And Much More!

ACT in Action


  • Function of Trauma Symptoms
  • Specify Treatment Goals
  • Target Self-harm Behaviors
  • Increase Psychological Safety
  • Mindfulness Exercises


  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Control as the Problem
  • Mindful Worry Sheet
  • FEAR Algorithm
  • FEEL Exposure Work

Personality Disorders

  • Increase Emotional Tolerance
  • Values Clarification
  • Mind vs. Experience
  • Target the Client’s Story
  • Work with Client Anger
  • Role of Therapist Self-disclosure


  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Reason Giving
  • Rumination
  • Story Telling
  • Damaged Conceptualized Self
  • Behavioral Activation

ACT Extension Models

Groups & Individuals: The ACT Matrix

  • Simple Format for Groups and Individuals
  • Five-sense Experiences
  • Mental Experiences
  • Toward Moves
  • Away Moves
  • The Four Quadrants

Trauma Prevention & Treatment: The Crosshairs Diagram

  • Awareness Training
  • Identify Painful Thoughts and Feelings
  • Identify Situations as Being Helpful or Unhelpful
  • Living Your Values at Work, Home, or in Other Important Areas of Life

Adolescents: The DNA-V Model

  • For Adolescents, Parents, Teachers
  • Based on Growth and Development
  • Understand the 3 Processes and 2 Perspectives of Model
  • Assist Adolescent with Handling Difficult Thoughts, Feelings, and Situation
  • Discover Role
  • Noticer Role
  • Advisor Role

Outside of Client Session: The Choice Point Model

  • Useful for in-the-moment Integration of CBT and ACT
  • Target Situation Selection and Modification
  • Values and Skills Section
  • Modify the Form or Frequency of Inner Experience
  • Respond Flexibly to the Situation and the Inner Experience
  • Help the Client Identify and Use Strengths

Couples: The ID Model

  • Assists with Conceptualization and Treatment of Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Self-dislike
  • Lack of Insight
  • Emotional Avoidance or Attachment to Emotional Experience
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-acceptance

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.


Jennifer L. Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC's Profile

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Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC, has a mission to offer evidencebased psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. She is the founder of JPI Psychological Solutions in Mokena, Illinois and specializes in treating obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety and depression. At JPI she uses ACT and other third-wave models to assist clients with increasing quality of life.

Dr. Patterson is an ACT trainer and has lead over 500 ACT workshops across the US and internationally. She has served as vice-president of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Patterson was a featured psychologist on The Learning Channel (TLC) and former co-author for Psychology Today’s blog When More Isn’t Enough.

Dr. Patterson received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a formally trained ACT clinician and is very skilled in mindfulbased therapies and empirically-supported treatments.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Patterson has an employment relationship with MidAmerican Psychological Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Patterson is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Illinois Psychological Association