ACT

The Inflexahex Model in ACT: Acceptance vs Experiential Avoidance

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Many people act as if their own private experiences, their emotions and their sensations need to be gotten rid of. The attempt to try to get rid of them actually makes them happen more.…

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The Inflexahex Model and ACT: 6 Converse Dyads to Understand Psychological Inflexibility

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Solid ACT case conceptualization needs to have a perspective of the concerns that lead to inflexibility. There are six converse dyads that we should look at. Acceptance: Experiential avoidance Defusion: Cognitive fusion  Self as…

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ACT Case Conceptualization: Assessing the 6 Core Processes

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Case conceptualization includes: information regarding the client’s problem, the past situations that shaped the person’s problem, the current situations that maintain this problem, the short- and long-term therapy goals and developing an evidence-based treatment…

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Values and Committed Actions in ACT

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Clarifying values helps the client move forward on important committed actions in their life. Commitment is defined as action in the direction of what you care about even in the presence of obstacles. In…

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The Journey of Life: A Metaphor for Values in ACT

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights The work of clarifying values encourages the client to leverage the power of language to help behavioral change. Values are often considered chosen life directions and the ACT therapist will open discussions about what…

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Self-As-Context: A Core Process in the ACT Hexagon Model

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights One, self-as-context is the locus from which a person’s experience unfolds. It has no form or verbal content but it can be thought as the place from which observations are made. Two, there are…

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Defusion: A Core Process in the ACT Hexagon Model

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights One, defusion is defined as the process of creating non-literal contexts in which language can be seen as simply an active ongoing process that has a conditioning history and is present in the current…

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Acceptance: A Core Process in the ACT Hexagon Model

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights One, acceptance means actively contacting psychological experiences directly, fully, without needless defense while behaving effectively. Two, the focus of acceptance is on private experiences. So if there are public obstacles that you can work…

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ACT and Mindfulness: Understanding The Relationship

By DJ Moran, PhD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “Demystifying ACT: A Practical Guide for Therapists“. Highlights Mindfulness practice is a critical part of the ACT model. Mindfulness: the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose in the present moment and non-judgmentally. It has many empirically supported benefits, not the…

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