Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists

Earn 5 CE/CME Credits - Online ACT Training for Therapists

Learn the fundamentals of ACT in this course led by Dr. DJ Moran, who is a Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology, a board-certified behavioral analyst, consultant, and trainer. This is an on-demand, self-paced online training covering the essentials of ACT.

Can you learn ACT and have fun at the same time? Absolutely! All our videos are easy to follow and fun to watch.

Get access to a comprehensive and unique learning experience, adapted to your busy schedule. All modules are divided into small digestible videos, each one of them gives you actionable take-home messages (scroll down to watch a sample).

And this course offers you a free bonus! You will be delighted with our 2 exclusive audio interviews with Dr. Moran, where he tackles two real-life clinical cases. Keep on learning as you go about your day!

This training offers 5 CE/CME credits.

Online ACT Training You Can Immediately Apply to Your Practice

In this online course, you can learn at your own pace, we have divided each module into several video sections, which are short and to the point.

You can easily choose which video section you are interested in watching. You can also listen to the audio version or download PDF transcripts.

Module 1 - ACT

In this first module, Dr. Moran introduces ACT. He explores each component of this therapeutic approach and presents the ACT hexagon model.


  1. An Introduction to the Introduction to ACT
  2. ACT is Based on Empirically-Supported Principles
  3. ACT Aims to Increase Psychological Flexibility
  4. The Hockey Goalie: A Metaphor for Psychological Flexibility
  5. ACT Leverages the Influence of Mindfulness Practice
  6. ACT Utilizes Evidence-Based Applied Behavioral Science
  7. Introducing the ACT Hexagon


Module 2 - The ACT Hexagon–Part I

Dr. Moran thoroughly analyzes 3 of the 6 components of the ACT hexagon: Acceptance, defusion, and self-as-context.


  1. Acceptance - Part II
  2. Acceptance - Part II
  3. “Drop the Rope”
  4. Defusion - Part I
  5. Defusion - Part II
  6. Defusion - Part III
  7. Self-as-Context - Part I
  8. Self-as-Context - Part II
  9. Self-as-Context - Part III


Module 3 - The ACT Hexagon–Part II

In this third module, Dr. Moran continues to explore the components of the hexagon model. This time he focuses on contact with the present moment, values, and committed action.


  1. Contact with the Present Moment - Part I
  2. Contact with the Present Moment - Part II
  3. Contact with the Present Moment - Part III
  4. Values - Part I
  5. Values - Part II
  6. Committed Action - Part I
  7. Committed Action - Part II
  8. Committed Action - Part III
  9. The ACT Question


Module 4 - Case Conceptualization: The Inflexahex Model

In this module, Dr. Moran dives into case conceptualization. He introduces the inflexahex model and the inflexahex worksheet as important tools to complete this task.


  1. What is Case Conceptualization?
  2. Introduction to the Inflexahex Model
  3. Acceptance vs. Experiential Avoidance
  4. Defusion vs. Cognitive Fusion
  5. Self-as-Context vs. Attachment to a Conceptualized Self
  6. Committed action vs. Persistent Inaction, Impulsivity, or Avoidance
  7. Values Authorship vs. Lack of Values Clarity
  8. Values vs. Pliance, Tracking, and Augmenting
  9. Contact with the Present Moment vs. Dominance by the Past or the Feared Future
  10. Reviewing the Inflexahex


Module 5 - Interviews with Dr. DJ Moran

During this interview, Jessica Diaz, M.D.,  explores Dr. Moran’s interest in ACT. Together, they discuss how to apply ACT principles and interventions in different case scenarios.


  1. Grief and Hopelessness With ACT: Listen to Dr. DJ Moran Approach a Clinical Case
  2. Social Anxiety With ACT: Listen to Dr. DJ Moran Approach a Clinical Case


Sample Video: Introducing the ACT Hexagon

All of our materials are concise and clinically relevant. That's our rule.

Meet Your ACT Instructor

Daniel J Moran, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, founder of Pickslyde Consulting, and the past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International gave D.J. the Outstanding Mentor Award. He co-authored ACT in Practice, a case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and several publications applying ACT to clinical issues, leadership, and behavioral health.

Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and The Oprah Winfrey Network discussing anxiety disorders, and is also a Recognized ACTrainer and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Accreditation Information

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Psychotherapy Academy.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 5 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

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