Author(s): PATRICIA ZURITA MATTHEW & ONA MCKAY
As a mental health professional, you may already be familiar with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Having gained immense popularity in the last decade, ACT is a powerful, evidence-based therapy used for treating an array of psychological conditions, such as addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders, and more. Created by psychologists Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona - authors of the bestselling ACT book, Mind and Emotions - the Advanced Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy DVD offers mental health professionals an advanced set of training skills for using acceptance and commitment therapy to treat clients in a variety of professional settings. If you have used ACT to treat clients, you may be looking for ways to overcome certain roadblocks that might present themselves during treatment, such as lack of motivation. The practical demonstrations and roleplaying exercises in this DVD will help you learn to better engage with your clients and get better results in your sessions with them. This DVD is designed for mental health practitioners who are familiar with ACT, but who are looking for ways to improve the quality of their work.
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.