Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas, and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy. Introducing patients to these principles can be done early in drug and alcohol treatment and set the tone for ongoing therapy. This workshop will demonstrate practical techniques that can be used in any therapeutic setting.
- Describe the basic matrix of ACT.
- Utilize specific techniques that can be used in drug and alcohol treatment at any stage of treatment.
- Create a general plan for therapy sessions that can be individualized for themselves and their patients in any given setting using ACT principles.
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Joseph Troncale, MD, is Retreat’s Medical Director. Over the past 35 years, He has established himself as one of the premier physicians working in the field of addiction. He is both a fellow and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010. A published author, Troncale has contributed content to both Saunders Manual of Medical Practice & When to Call the Surgeon as well as numerous articles in addiction journals. In the past, he has served as the Medical Director of two other prominent inpatient facilities.
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