Timothy Gordon – ACT for Children & Adolescents: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment Issues & More!
Courses Content :
- Timothy Gordon
- 6 Hours 25 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- May 31, 2017
ACT in a Nutshell
- The role of values: mindfulness, acceptance, commitment, behavior
- Experiential avoidance
- Psychological flexibility
- ACT for children & adolescents
- The hexagon model
Role of Exposure in ACT
- Translate client values into behavioral goals
- Barriers to behavioral goals: external and internal avoidance
- External exposure
- Internal exposure
- Bodily sensations
- Psychological flexibility in young people
- Games and activities
Assess and Track
- Assess the function of behavior in young people
- Three categories of behavior: open-aware-engaged
- Create a therapeutic contract, agenda and agreement
ACT in Action – Strategies, Games, Activities and Experiential Exercises for Children & Adolescents:
- Attachment issues
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Family conflict
Group Settings & Schools
- Use ACT in groups with children and adolescents
- ACT in schools and non-clinical settings
Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW, is a social worker, ACT trainer, international presenter, and author.
Tim has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. He specializes in working with attachment and trauma issues, including children and adolescents who have suffered abuse. He is the co-author of The ACT Approach: A Comprehensive Guide for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PESI, 2017) and The ACT Deck: 55 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Practices to Build Connection, Find Focus and Reduce Stress (PESI, 2017). He has also authored a self-help book integrating ACT with attachment-based therapeutic practices into his work. He was an instructor of the Clinical Behavioral Sciences program, where he taught ACT at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
As Tim presents ACT workshops around the world, he is renowned for his passion and his experiential approach to training professionals.
Financial: Timothy Gordon is in private practice He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Timothy Gordon has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.