The ACT for OCD Toolbox: A Guide for Therapists

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


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 12/20/2022

What Will You Learn in This Course?

This course is designed to introduce clinicians to an ACT-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Kate Morrison Ph.D., sets out a framework with the main ACT concepts and guides the therapy process step by step, combining the theory with practical clinical cases. Moreover, Dr. Morrison includes techniques, metaphors, and handouts that can be implemented directly in a clinical environment.

Online Training You Can Immediately Apply to Your Practice

Have you found yourself exhausting all the available ERP resources for your OCD clients with no significant improvement?

Are some of your clients too scared to even think about exposure therapy?

If you said yes, let me introduce you to our new course: “The ACT for OCD Toolbox: A Guide for Therapists”.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically based treatment that has shown efficacy in treating different mental conditions, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, throughout the lifespan.

This course is designed to help you broaden your therapeutic skills for treating OCD beyond the traditional exposure-based therapies.

In ACT, we believe that each human is capable of a rich and meaningful life regardless of their situation or their internal distress.” – Kate Morrison, Ph.D.

Course Content

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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: Kate Morrison, Ph.D.

Kate Morrison, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and related concerns. Her career has focused on the research, training, and application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and exposure therapies for these concerns.

Dr. Morrison is the owner of a telehealth clinical practice focused on these themes in Sandy, Utah. She has been practicing and studying ACT and clinical behavior analysis for well over a decade.

Dr. Morrison has authored numerous articles and book chapters related to ACT, OCD, exposure therapy, and OC-related disorders. In addition to her clinical practice, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science and trains other professionals in her areas of expertise.

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 8.25 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: 4/7/2024–4/7/2027.   Social workers completing this course receive 8.25 continuing education credits.

The ACT for OCD Toolbox: A Guide for Therapists

Date of Release: Dec 20, 2021

Date of Review: Dec 20, 2022

Date of Expiration: Dec 20, 2025

Location: Online

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

1. Identify the central ACT concepts as applied to obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment.
2. Define an appropriate course of treatment based on specific client needs and the function of their behavior.
3. Recognize which ACT processes and strategies are helpful for each OCD component.

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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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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