When: October 27th, 12pm to 4:15pm
Speakers: Miranda Morris, PhD
Ever find yourself stalled out with a client, wondering “Why are we so stuck?”, “Why does my client keep doing things that don’t work?”, “Why am I feeling so ineffective?” Welcome to the life of the therapist! Luckily, there is hope, and functional assessment can help us get unstuck. In functional assessment, we do a deep dive into “WTF?” — What's The Function? – in order to help our clients (and ourselves!) move toward better outcomes both inside and outside of the therapy room
Functional assessment is about exploring the big questions: What is going on with my client? What's getting in our way? What can I focus on to help create change? Functional assessment teaches us to “think functionally” about our clients’ behavior and our own behavior. It's a process that invites us to look closely at the sometimes invisible forces that are shaping their current behavior and to detect outcomes that might not be readily apparent but that have a big impact. When we can help our clients see how their behavior actually works - for better or for worse - then they can make choices based on desired outcomes, couched in a framework of valued living.
This workshop is a live, interactive webinar. We will combine didactic and experiential work to help participants practice “thinking functionally” right away. The program will be highly interactive; we will use role play and group practice to build skills. It is appropriate for practitioners who have a basic understanding of ACT or similar cognitive behavioral approaches (e.g., DBT, CBT).
Target Audience: This workshop is for intermediate to advanced practitioners who have a foundation in a behavioral, third wave, or contextual behavioral approach such as ACT, DBT or CBT.
|Early Registration (by Oct 1st )
|CE certificate (4 hours)
Registration fee covers instruction.
This activity has approval for 4 CE credits for social workers, psychologists and counselors.
The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content
Thinking Functionally: Enhancing your ACT with Functional Assessment, course # 4962, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by True North Therapy and Training as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/9/2023 to 5/9/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.
You must attend the course in its entirety in order to receive continuing education credits. CE credits are not given for the 2:00 to 2:15 pm break
After attending this training you will be able to:
- Explain what is meant by the term “context”
- Explain what is meant by the term “function”
- Explain the difference between symbolic and observable function
- Describe at least one strategy for reinforcing client behavior change
Cancellation and Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration, but please note that a $25 processing fee will be charged for registration refunds up to Oct 1st. We regret that after Oct 1st, refunds cannot be made, but you may request credit toward a future program. If you need a refund, please contact us via email at Admin@TrueNorthACT.com
ADA Accommodations: This workshop will be closed captioned in English. If there are additional ADA accommodations that you require, please contact us at Admin@TrueNorthACT.com
Miranda Morris, PhD is a psychologist in Bethesda, MD. She is a Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, and she conducts regular workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and related therapies including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and basic Relational Frame Theory (RFT) She is currently Past President of the Board of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). In addition, Miranda is an active member of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of ACBS Chapter and their ACT Carolinas affiliate. In her paid-work life, she is the Co-founder of True North Therapy and Training, a group dedicated to sharing contextual behavioral therapies with clients, practitioners, and the broader community.
No commercial support was obtained for this CE program or for the instruction content that could be construed as a conflict of interest. No commercial support is being sought for an endorsement of any product (e.g., books, programs, etc.).