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Getting Into the Heart of ACT: An Experiential Introduction with Mike Femenella, Ph.D.

  • Kean University 215 North Avenue, East Campus, Room 203 Hillside, NJ 07205 (map)

ACT is a process-oriented psychotherapy that emphasizes the integration of techniques and methods that can help clients engage more fully in the life activities they value most. The purpose of this workshop is to simplify Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and make it more user-friendly for both clinician and patient without losing its richness. The six core ACT processes (acceptance, defusion, self-as-context, contact with the present moment, values, and committed action) will be conceptualized using everyday terms such as “love,” “courage,” and “hurt.” This workshop is designed to be useful for therapists and students who are new to the model as well as experienced ACT therapists who want to broaden their therapeutic repertoire. This full day of training will include didactic presentation and discussion, experiential exercises, clinical techniques, and time for questions and answers.

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Kean University, East Campus, Room 203
215 North Ave., Hillside NJ 07205

About Dr. Mike Femenella: One of the earliest practitioners of ACT on the East Coast, Dr. Femenella has been committed to ACT as his exclusive treatment modality since 2001. He has received extensive training in ACT with Steve Hayes, Kelly Wilson, Robyn Walser, Kirk Strosahl, and other notable ACT trainers. He has served as an ACT consultant for the VA and has trained and supervised numerous clinicians, including listening to hundreds of hours of audiotaped sessions, rating them for adherence, and providing supportive feedback. Dr. Femenella is also a Founding Fellow and Past-President of the local NYC-ACBS chapter and is the originator and leader of the bi- monthly NYC-ACBS ACT Study Practice group.

The Kean University Department of Advanced Studies in Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kean University Department of Advanced Studies maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This presentation provides six (6) hours of CE credits for psychologists.