Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Transforming Anxious Suffering Into a More Vital Life

Formation accréditée OPQ - 13 hrs - RA02933-19

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6 et 7 février 2020



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English with simultaneous translation in French
(Anglais avec traduction simultanée)

Anxiety disorders are common, chronic, and disabling. In this intensive 2-day workshop, mental health professionals learn about the practical application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a way to transform the suffering associated with major anxiety disorders.

ACT is an evidence-based approach that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. Through lectures, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises, participants learn ways to help their clients live well, richly, and meaningfully, without first having to defeat or eliminate sources of emotional and psychological pain.

This work can be challenging for both therapists and clients alike because it calls us to stand in difficult places and open up to that difficulty, without struggle or resistance, as we create a life that matters to us and our clients. Participants will be encouraged to engage the material at a personal level, as it applies to their own lives, and then also in the context of their clinical work. Worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.

Led by a dynamic husband and wife team, this workshop will introduce ACT, both as a model and intervention technology, and illustrate its use across the spectrum of anxiety-related concerns.


John and Jamie have trained thousands of mental health professionals in the practical use of ACT. They are known to infuse their teaching and trainings with energy, humility and compassion, and their down-to earth workshops are consistently praised for their clarity, depth, and practical utility. Together, they offer what promises to be a powerfully unique and dynamic ACT training experience. John and his wife Jamie regularly give ACT talks and workshops to the public and professionals in the United States and abroad. They are well known for offering intensive week-long retreat-style ACT trainings at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, and the Cape Cod Institute in Eastham, MA, where John and Jamie are members of the teaching faculty. In 2020, Jamie and John will be offering a week-long training at Kripalu in MA, dates to be determined.

A Lunchbox style meal is included on the dinner hour for the two days of training. Dinner is held at the Center St-Pierre from 12h to 13h.


The attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the ACT model of human suffering linked with six central treatment targets of ACT in practice;
  2. Conceptualize anxiety and fear within an ACT transdiagnostic framework 
  3. Identify excessive struggle and avoidance while promoting more mindful and compassionate actions 
  4. Define and identify “fusion” and “experiential avoidance” and their role in various forms of anxious suffering; 
  5. Demonstrate clarifying values and barriers to valued action and how this can be useful for their patients and for themselves; 
  6. Create a healthy space for contacting difficult thoughts and emotions while helping clients take steps in the direction of their chosen values and life goals.

Méthodes Pédagogiques

Experiential exercises, Didactic presentation, Case presentation, Role play

Power point and notes (English only)
(Le power point et les notes sont en anglais seulement)


Les prix sont par ville et affichés dans la colonne de droite

Les places sont limitées

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Date(s) de la formation :

Jeudi le 6 février et vendredi le 7 février 2020 (9h00 à 16h30)

Tarifs :

Pré-vente* : 535,00 $ + tx
Régulier : 600,00 $ + tx
Étudiant : 450,00 $ + tx

* Pré-vente jusqu'à deux semaines avant la formation

Repas inclus (lunch included)

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*Les activités de formation continue reconnues par l’Ordre des psychologues (OPQ) sont souvent ouvertes à différents intervenants en santé mentale. L’IFTCC rappelle que la pratique de certaines activités (comme la psychothérapie et l’évaluation des troubles mentaux ou neuropsychologiques), est réservée à certains membres d’ordres professionnels. En suivant une activité de formation continue reconnue par l’OPQ, le participant doit s’assurer qu’il ne met pas en pratique des activités pour lesquelles il n’est pas habilité par la loi.