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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Injury, PTSD, Psychosis, and More

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Sydney Kroll, PsyD
5 Hours 28 Minutes
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Oct 19, 2017
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique and innovative approach that helps clients to fundamentally change their relationship with their thoughts and feelings; to live in the present moment; to stop reacting and start responding; and to allow their values to guide them in a more rich and meaningful life. In ACT, clients utilize skills in mindfulness to accept the painful aspects of their lives while at the same time reducing the experiential avoidance that causes suffering. In other words, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Move your clients toward focusing on identifying what matters in their lives and taking actions in service of those values.

In this recording Sydney Kroll, PsyD, shares an introduction to the research and theory behind ACT so you can clearly articulate the empirical evidence for this model. Experiential and engaging activities are used throughout the course to illustrate specific techniques and concepts. Dr. Kroll shows you how to apply these strategies to virtually any client population. Walk away with the skills and tangible resources to use immediately in your practice for better client outcomes and a greater sense of purpose as a clinician. 



This online program is worth 5.5 hours CPD.



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Sydney Kroll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist with the state of Texas and has worked in various settings, including corrections, university counseling centers, behavioral health, and the VA hospital for the past 15 years. A doctoral graduate in clinical psychology from Baylor University, Dr. Kroll has utilized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her clinical work with Veterans for the past decade and now in her private practice. In conjunction with her clinical experience, she has trained other professionals across the behavioral health spectrum in ACT, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and other evidence-based practices. Currently, she serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Texas Psychological Association and Texas Psychological Foundation, as well as other local and state leadership roles. 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sydney Kroll maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sydney Kroll is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.


  1. Describe the theoretical models underlying ACT, including relational frame theory and mindfulness-based interventions as they relate to case conceptualization
  2. Use skills in mindfulness to accept the painful aspects of clients’ lives while at the same time reducing the experiential avoidance that causes suffering in clients
  3. Show how the lack of “psychological flexibility” contributes to at client’s suffering
  4. Analyze the six core processes of ACT and identify specific clinical interventions for each
  5. Articulate the application of the six core process of ACT in unique clinical contexts
  6. Identify assessment measures and strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of ACT as a therapeutic approach



  • Relational frame theory (RFT)
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Third wave of behavioural interventions
  • Supporting evidence
  • Transdiagnostic nature of ACT


  • Hexaflex Model
  • Paradigm shift


  • Avoidance
  • Creative hopelessness
  • What’s the goal?


  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive defusion
  • Acceptance
  • Self-as-concept
  • Values
  • Committed actions


  • Practising mindfulness (traditional and innovative strategies)
  • Teaching clients to get out of their minds
  • Presenting acceptance in a way people will accept
  • Exploring observing self
  • Values exploration
  • Making committed actions in service of values


  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Inpatient
  • Behavioural health settings
  • ACT and psychopharmacology issues


  • Collaboration and support
  • Formal trainings
  • Applying ACT in your unique settings 

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers


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