In episode 1, Facing the Struggle, you’ll be introduced to the organization and objectives of the series. You’ll learn about informed consent, a critical first step when introducing clients to ACT work. The first episode covers working with a dug-in client and the move toward creative hopelessness. You’ll learn about the role of psychoeducation in the therapy process and how to present a alued alternative when treating a client in chronic pain.
Approximately 90 minutes
About the Author
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Foundation Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. An author of forty-four books and over 600 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition, and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of human prosperity. Among other associations, Hayes has been president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He has received several awards, including the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABCT.