An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a modern evidence-based counseling approach, is provided in this course. Research support for ACT is discussed, and case studies to illustrate how ACT techniques can help patients and their families with the psychosocial consequences of living with communication disorders are presented.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the core theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list example therapeutic techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to apply Acceptance and Commitment Therapy concepts to case scenarios of patients with communication disorders.
|5-25 Minutes||Research support|
|25-55 Minutes||Case scenarios applying ACT|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
William S. Evans
William S. Evans, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders with a joint appointment in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training at UMass Amherst and Boston University in the areas of psychology, linguistics and speech-language pathology, and has practiced clinically at Mass General Hospital and the Pittsburgh VA. At the University of Pittsburgh, he directs the Language Rehab and Cognition Lab and is a member of the multi-PI Pittsburgh Translational Aphasia Research Initiative. He teaches graduate coursework in the areas of counseling, aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders, and his federally-funded aphasia clinical trial research is focused on counseling, therapeutic games and adaptive computer-based interventions.
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