Commit and Act: Games and Frames: Using RFT to Play with Language and Expand your Clinical Repertoire (2CE)
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The purpose of the workshop is twofold: 1) to demonstrate the relevance of ACT theory to clinical work, 2) to help clinicians increase the flexibility and efficacy of their interventions with clients. The workshop is ideal for practitioners who are already practicing ACT who want to broaden their repertoire and deepen their understanding of the model. To start, we’ll learn the basics of RFT so that we can start practicing identifying clinically relevant relational framing as it is happening in session. We will use framing to help clients contact internal experiences as they are (not as language says they are) and to enhancing client and therapist sensitivity to function and context. In this workshop, we will use didactic methods to help give participants a basic understanding of concepts that can be challenging for clinicians (e.g., mutual entailment, combinatorial entailment, and transformation of stimulus function). We will use case examples and group exercises to “play” with different frames and help participants put concepts into practice. In addition, we will use experiential exercises to help participants identity and work with different relational frames, increase context sensitivity and response flexibility.