ACT for Trauma: Witnessing Death

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


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 09/27/2023

What Will You Learn in This Course?

In this clinical case, Dr. Matthew Tull guides you through a comprehensive exploration of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gain insights into assessing PTSD from an ACT perspective and discover the fusion of ACT principles with established trauma techniques, such as acceptance-based exposure. Learn strategies for navigating the emotional impacts of trauma and explore values-driven actions, embracing the effectiveness of mindfulness, defusion, and acceptance. Foster resilience and purpose in clients by merging proven trauma methods with ACT’s transformative power.

Online Training You Can Immediately Apply to Your Practice

Our on-demand, self-paced, online trainings are led by expert clinicians, providing you with the latest psychotherapy concepts and strategies. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based psychotherapies, and learn how to apply effective approaches and techniques for different conditions.

Sample Video:

All our sections are concise and clinically relevant; none of them lasts more than 12 minutes. That's our rule.

Meet Your Instructor: Matthew Tull, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Tull is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toledo, in Ohio. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, following completion of an internship at the Boston Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Healthcare System.

His research is focused on understanding the role of emotion regulation in the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as a variety of maladaptive behaviors commonly observed among individuals with PTSD such as substance use, risk-taking behaviors, suicidal behavior, and nonsuicidal self-injury.

Dr. Tull has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and his research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. His program of research has been recognized through awards from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

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 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: 4/7/2024–4/7/2027.   Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

ACT for Trauma: Witnessing Death

Date of Release: Oct 1, 2023

Date of Expiration: Oct 1, 2026

Location: Online

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

1. Describe how to conceptualize and assess PTSD from an ACT perspective considering the six core processes.
2. Discuss practical skills for managing PTSD symptoms using an ACT-based approach.
3. Summarize how exposure therapy can merge with ACT principles to improve effectiveness in trauma treatment.

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
None of the 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.

Contact Information
If you have questions regarding this enduring material activity, please contact us at [email protected].

These activities have been planned and implemented by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy.

Download All Materials in 3 Different Formats for Offline Use

Audio Course

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Video downloads

You can download all course videos for offline access. You don't have to rely on having a stable internet connection.

PDF transcripts

This course offers transcripts and audio files of all modules. These PDF transcripts allow you to absorb course materials more quickly.

Course Interaction & System Requirements

This video based online course is self-paced/noninteractive. Course questions can be directed to Psychotherapy Academy by email: [email protected]

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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If, for any reason, you are not fully satisfied with the course, send us an email at [email protected].

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Practical Info
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