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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Chronic Pain

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Chronic Pain

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Chronic Pain

CA$799.00
This course includes
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Certificate of completion
The instructors
Are your patients stuck in a cycle of suffering with chronic pain? Do they avoid movement and experience fear and anxiety related to pain? Would you like to help your patients break the cycle of suffering and get back to enjoying a meaningful life – despite their pain?
 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Chronic Pain is a cutting-edge clinical training program designed to show you exactly how to break the cycle of suffering by addressing the psychological causes of suffering. 

Learning Objectives:

Discover how to help your patients drop the struggle with chronic pain, reduce fear and anxiety, and reclaim a full and active life. 
 
  1. Describe the six processes of the ACT hexaflex.
  2. Illustrate the role of psychological flexibility/inflexibility in ACT.
  3. Develop a more thorough and integrated understanding of the ACT model.
  4. Identify how to reduce experiential avoidance by implementing emotional and behavioral willingness techniques with clients.
  5. Define ACT concepts, such as experiential avoidance and cognitive defusion, as they relate to chronic pain syndromes.
  6. Describe two techniques for increasing psychological flexibility for a patient with fibromyalgia.
  7. Describe how ACT incorporates elements of exposure therapy to reduce experiential avoidance in a patient with chronic low back pain.
  8. Summarize core ACT concepts through the use of three patient case examples.
  9. Integrate ACT techniques into current practice.
  10. Apply the ACT therapeutic model to chronic stress regulation.
  11. Develop two mindfulness exercises to be used in an ACT intervention.
  12. Evaluate client behaviors, such as experiential avoidance, cognitive fusion, and values-oriented living.
  13. Demonstrate increased skill in conceptualizing cases using the ACT model.
  14. Integrate two defusion and acceptance techniques into psychology practice. 
  15. List three techniques of mindful observation of avoidance and fusion on the part of a client during a session.
  16. Integrate one new technique for helping clients articulate their values and identify workable actions so they can return to physical function.
  17. Explain the connection between the therapeutic contract and the therapeutic relationship.
  18. Explain three examples of self-as-context processes.
  19. List three techniques for mindful observation of pain and engagement on the part of a client during a session.
  20. Describe three ways of reading and responding to values processes as they show up in a session.

Audience

This online course is for Physical Therapists (Physiotherapists) and All Practitioners Working With Chronic Pain

The instructors
Joe Tatta
PT, DPT, CNS, FNCP

Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.

In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.

Course Material included in this course
  • Week #1 The Science and Theory of ACT
  • πŸ‘‰ Welcome to ACT for Chronic Pain
  • πŸŽ₯ Science and Theory of ACT
  • πŸŽ₯ Language, Cognition and Suffering
  • πŸŽ₯ Metaphors in ACT
  • πŸŽ₯ Illusion of Control
  • πŸŽ₯ Psychological flexibility & hexaflex model
  • πŸ–¨ ACT week 1 slides
  • πŸ–¨ ACT week 1 more slides :)
  • 🧩 Processes Targeted with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • πŸ“ˆ Paper - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Health Behavior Change: A Contextually-Driven Approach
  • 🧠 Quicksand Metaphor
  • 🧠 Hungry Tiger Metaphor
  • 🍾 Week #1 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • πŸ€“ Optional Reading- Comparison Between an Acceptance-Based and a Cognitive-Control-Based Protocol for Coping With Pain
  • Feedback
  • Week #2 Stuck, Not Broken - Creative hopelessness and workability
  • πŸŽ₯ ACT Week 2
  • πŸ–¨ ACT Week 2 Slides
  • 🧩 Creative Hopelessness Transcript
  • πŸ“ Pain Management Inventory
  • πŸ“ Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form- Experiential Avoidance
  • πŸ“ˆ Paper - The impact of experiential avoidance on the relations between illness representations, pain catastrophising and pain interference in chronic pain
  • 🧠 Life's a Beach Metaphor
  • 🧠 Chinese Finger Trap Metaphor
  • 🍾 Week #2 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • πŸ€“ Optional Reading - The Role of Experiential Avoidance, Resilience and Pain Acceptance in the Adjustment of Chronic Back Pain Patients Who Have Experienced a Traumatic Event: a Path An
  • Feedback
  • Week #3 Values-Guided Action
  • πŸŽ₯ ACT Week #3
  • πŸ–¨ ACT Week #3 Slides
  • πŸ“ Bulls Eye Exercise
  • 🧩 Bull's Eye Transcript
  • πŸ“ Life Compass
  • 🧩 Values Words
  • πŸ“ Valued-Living-Questionnaire
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form-Values
  • πŸ“ˆ Paper - Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one’s own values: the results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults
  • 🧠 Compass Metaphor
  • 🍾 Week #3 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • πŸ€“ Optional - Trying on a Value
  • πŸ€“ Optional - VA Values and Committed Action
  • πŸ€“ Optional - Acceptance and values-based action in chronic pain: A three-year follow-up analysis of treatment effectiveness and process
  • Feedback
  • Week #4 Cognitive Defusion
  • πŸŽ₯ Defusion 1
  • πŸŽ₯ Defusion 2
  • πŸ–¨ Week #4 slides
  • πŸŽ₯ Mindfulness Defusion Exercises
  • πŸ–¨ Mindfulness & Defusion Transcript
  • πŸ“Thoughts About Pain/The Protector Within
  • πŸ“Clean and Dirty Pain
  • πŸ“Pain Chain
  • πŸ“ Hooked By Thoughts
  • πŸ“Cognitive Fusion Questionaire
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form - Defusion
  • πŸ“ˆPaper - Cognitive Restructuring Cognitive Defusion for Negative Thoughts
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • 🍾Week #4 Quiz
  • πŸ€“Optional- VA Defusion Video
  • Feedback
  • Week 5 - Nurturing Acceptance
  • 🧠Ice Cube Experiential Exercise
  • πŸŽ₯ Week #5 Acceptance
  • πŸ–¨ Acceptance slides
  • πŸŽ₯ Allowing Exercise
  • πŸ–¨ Allowing Exercise Transcript
  • πŸŽ₯ Picking Apart the Pain Monster
  • πŸ–¨ Picking Apart the Pain Monster Transcript
  • πŸŽ₯ Mindful Emotions
  • πŸ–¨ Mindful Emotions Transcript
  • πŸŽ₯ Creating Your Pain Monster
  • πŸ–¨ Creating Your Pain Monster Transcript
  • πŸŽ₯ The Posture of Pain
  • πŸ–¨ The Posture of Pain Transcript
  • 🧩Alternatives to Acceptance
  • 🧩 Examples of Acceptance Techniques
  • πŸ“ ACT Exposure Worksheet
  • 🧠 A Big List of Acceptance Metaphors
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form - Acceptance
  • πŸ“ Acceptance and values-based action in chronic pain: A three-year follow-up analysis of treatment effectiveness and process
  • 🍾Week #5 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • πŸ€“ Optional - VA Willingness Video
  • πŸ€“ Optional - Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale
  • Feedback
  • Week #6 Present Moment Awareness & Self as Context
  • πŸŽ₯ Present moment awareness
  • πŸŽ₯ Time Traveler Present moment awareness exercise
  • πŸ–¨ Transcript - Time Traveler Present moment awareness exercise
  • πŸŽ₯ Body Scan Meditation
  • πŸ–¨ Transcript - Body Scan Meditation
  • πŸŽ₯ Self as Context
  • πŸŽ₯ Observer Self Exercise 1 & 2
  • πŸ–¨Transcript - Observer Self Exercise 1 & 2
  • πŸŽ₯ Talking and Listening
  • πŸŽ₯ The Continuous You
  • πŸŽ₯ Let Yourself Go
  • πŸŽ₯ The Sky and the Weather
  • πŸ–¨ Self As Context transcripts
  • 🧠 PMA & SAC Metaphors
  • πŸ“ State Mindfulness Scale for Physical Activity
  • πŸ“ Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form PMA & SAC
  • 🍾 Week #6 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • πŸ€“ Optional - Observing Self VA
  • πŸ€“ Optional - Present Moment Awareness VA
  • Feedback
  • Week 7 -Committed Action
  • πŸŽ₯ Committed Action
  • πŸ–¨ Committed Action
  • πŸ“ The Willingness and Action Plan
  • 🧠 Committed Action Metaphors
  • πŸ“ ACT Core Competency Self Rating Form Action
  • 🍾 Week #7 Quiz
  • πŸ₯ Take it to the Clinic!
  • Feedback
  • Week 8 Bonuses
  • πŸ–¨ ACT for Pain Therapists Guide
  • πŸŽ₯ Dancing Around The Hexaflex
  • πŸ“ˆ Paper - Current status of acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: a narrative review
  • πŸŽ₯ VA Acceptance Video
  • Feedback
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