10th Annual ACT workshop Series

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Experiential Workshop | September 30 - October 01, 2023

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an innovative type of psychotherapy that falls within the cognitive behavioral tradition. ACT is a unified treatment model that has strong support for specific disorders such as chronic pain, depression, substance use, and anxiety disorders. ACT works under the assumption that people are not broken and our thinking patterns and emotions are both logical and appropriate. The problem lies in the way we attempt to control and regulate these inner experiences. ACT assumes that most psychological disorders—or things that people struggle with—are at least partially the result of our attempts to regulate our thoughts and feelings and not the thoughts and feelings themselves. During this workshop, participants will be given an introduction to ACT and get to experience an abbreviated version of the entire ACT treatment protocol. Participants will be asked to select a relatively minor struggle in their lives (for example: anxiety about sports, struggles at work or school, uncertainties about careers, or struggles in friendships) and practice working through these issues using ACT techniques. Participants will be given opportunities to share their reactions to the exercises. This will give participants first-hand experience and insight into the ACT treatment model.

ACT workshop session with Mike Twohig giving a presentation

Who should attend this workshop?

Professionals interested in mental health and/or behavioral science.

Sorenson Legacy Center for Clinical Excellence, Room 150
Utah State University, Logan, UT
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Pricing Information

  Professionals Students
Full Workshop (September 30 - October 01) $325 $175
Saturday Only (September 30) $185 $90
Sunday Only (October 01) $185 $90

USU parking pass for each day of workshop, snacks, drinks during workshop, and Saturday & Sunday lunch is included with registration fee! 

We accept registration up to the start of the workshop as space remains available. Registration will close if our capacity is reached. Refunds will be made in full until September 16, 2023 if you cancel. Refunds cannot be made after September 16, 2023. For more information contact: marissa.donahue@usu.edu (email) or call (435) 554-8225.


The registration for this year's conference is closed. Check back here for information about the next conference and open registration in August 2024.