Using Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the context of COVID-19

Formation accréditée OPQ - 3 hrs - RA03823-21

Lieux et dates


23 avril 2021 (12h à 15h)



Now more than ever, clinicians are under pressure to optimize client outcomes in as few sessions as possible. FACT treats every therapy session as if it’s thelast, empowering clinicians to maximize the likelihood of meaningful change here and now.

This webinar aim to describe the FACT model and its application in the context of COVID-19.

Drs. Patricia Robinson and Kirk Strosahl are co-founders of Focused ACT, a brief model of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy developing in America since the 1980’s. This approach aims to help individuals and families flourish, even in difficult times like the pandemic we are now experiencing. By practicing a “keep-the-door-open” approach, clinicians are able to provide brief intermittent care throughout the life span. Dr. Robinson has recently completed work as a technical assistant in New Zealand, where a demonstration project of Focused ACT, practiced in the Primary Care Behavioral Health model (Robinson & Reiter, 2016), was associated with health equity in access and clinical outcomes.


Robinson, Patricia (2020). Basics of Behavior Change in Primary Care. New York: Springer.

Goubert, et al., (2020). Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Essential Guide to the Process and Practice of Mindful Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.


  • Describe the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model.
  • State the aim of Focused ACT.

Méthodes Pédagogiques

Power point presentation, experiential exercises, role plays


Date(s) de la formation :

Vendredi le 23 avril 2021 (12h à 15h)

Adresse :

  • Webinaire
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