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An Experiential Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a modern form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that combines behavior change tools with strategies for cultivating mindfulness and a more expansive sense of self. This introductory webinar will introduce you to the ACT perspective on human psychological suffering, provide both experiential learning and descriptions of the core processes ACT therapists target, and demonstrate the range of ACT applications relevant to social work practice in the service of helping you move beyond protocol-based approaches and attend to what matters most to you and those you serve – in therapy, and outside of it.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Feb 13, 2023 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Peter Sheffield
Peter Sheffield (MSc, MSW, RSW) is a Social Worker and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) specialist. He has worked as an individual and group therapist in primary care, private practice, and within the MVA and WSIB systems, and has trained professionals in ACT across Ontario. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Social Work at the University of Toronto. He is also super bald.