ACT for Anxiety Disorders: Focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This activity is designed for: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, physicians, and nurses.


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 05/22/2023

What Will You Learn in This Course?

In this clinical case, Michelle Woidneck, Ph.D., provides a process-focused ACT perspective for understanding and treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). She employs the hexaflex model in addition to useful metaphors and tools, while developing an ACT-guided diagnosis and treatment structure.

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Meet Your Instructor: Michelle Woidneck Kieffe, Ph.D.

Michelle Woidneck Kieffe, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her doctorate in combined clinical/counseling/school psychology from Utah State University in 2013. She completed her doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health. Prior to entering private practice, she was a staff psychologist for several years at the center, where she helped to start the Trauma Recovery Clinic and co-developed an adolescent dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program.

Dr. Woidneck Kieffe provides individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents with diverse clinical presentations and is a peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer. Her clinical and research interests fall within the areas of acceptance- and mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral interventions, ACT, DBT, trauma and posttraumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions, and evidence-based practice.

Accreditation Information


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


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medical Academy, LLC, and the Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Academy, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychotherapy Academy, #1851, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 4/7/2023–4/7/2024.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

ACT for Anxiety Disorders: Focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Date of Release: Jun 26, 2023
Date of CE Expiration: Mar 1, 2024

Location: Online

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the symptoms and functioning of a client with GAD from an ACT perspective.
2. Explore and discuss ACT for the treatment of GAD.
3. Provide practical tools from an ACT perspective for working with GAD.

Acknowledgment of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgment of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above. Follow these steps to earn your CE credits.
1- Watch each video self-directed and participate in the entire activity, as partial credit is unavailable.
2- Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
3- Complete the evaluation form.
4- Download the certificate.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Relevant Financial Disclosures
Michelle Woidneck Kieffe declares the following interests: New Harbinger
As a peer-reviewed ACT trainer, New Harbinger provides me with free copies of newly released ACT books published by New Harbinger.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed above have been mitigated by Medical Academy LLC and Psychotherapy Academy.
None of the other faculty, planners, and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose during the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Course Interaction & System Requirements

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System Requirements

• Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 10.11 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
• Internet browser: Google Chrome 49.0 or higher, Firefox 40.0 or higher, Safari 10.1 or higher, Edge 14.0 or higher
• Broadband internet connection: Any medium that is internet accessible
• Media viewing requirements: None

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