Sonja Batten: Essentials of Committed Action in Practice – nov 2018 Montréal

Friday, 9 November 2018 - Saturday, 10 November 2018
Start time: 8h30 - End time: 17h00

$525.00 $500.00 + taxes

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Action taken in practice! With Sonja V. Batten, Ph.D. Stakeholders need effective strategies to help their clients get started or get back into action. This workshop will allow you to explore and apply methods to develop and expand a set of interventions that reinforce behavioral engagement. You will learn how to work with the other core processes of ACT to help your clients take action and promote behaviors that align with their values.[/ Box]


Committed action can be described as engaging in behavior guided by personal values, even in the presence of unwanted thoughts or feelings and external hindrances that can impede such behaviors. Committed action is one of the six core processes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and it is a process and outcome of the therapy specifically, and of psychological flexibility more generally. This training will provide methods of developing and increasing a repertoire of interventions that build commitment; working with other core ACT processes to assist clients with committed action; and promoting values-consistent client behaviors in the service of psychological flexibility, even in the presence of client or therapist barriers.


In Day 1, I will introduce attendees to the central role of committed action within the ACT model, including both how commitment is inextricably tied to client values and how committed action is facilitated by each of the other core processes in ACT. I will then present the characteristics of how to set a clear committed action target, including experiential exercises for participants to practice this process for themselves. We will then spend much of the day identifying common barriers to follow through with committed action and exploring and practicing ways to overcome these barriers on the part of the client or of the therapist.

In Day 2, I will focus on the application of committed action practices in the real world, not only in ACT-based treatment but also as a focus on committed action can enhance other evidence-based approaches. We will then explore specific applications of these practices using case studies of common presenting problems. In the final half of Day 2, participants will have the opportunity to practice applying what they’ve learned to themselves and in the context of small group exercises and role-plays. We will wrap up with a final Q&A.


Saint-Pierre Center, 1212 Panet Street in Montreal  QC    H2L 2Y7


Registration :

Register 4 weeks before the event and benefit of early-bird fees.

Pre-registration (plus taxes) : 500$

Regular (plus taxes) : 525$

Student rate : 250$


All our events are covered by our cancellation policy :

If the workshop is canceled, full refund.

If the participant cancels his registration more than 2 weeks before the training, administrative fees of $50 will be charged.

If the participant cancels his registration less than two weeks before the workshop, 50% refund will be applied.

No refund is applied less than 5 days before the workshop.

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