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Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy To Promote Psychological Flexibility

November 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Institute on Aging and UCSF’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics welcome you to a 1.5 Hour training, with Continuing Education, to be held at Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118.

Founded in 1941 as California’s first neuropsychiatric institute, UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPHC) consists of an adult inpatient unit, an adult partial hospitalization program, an adult intensive outpatient program, and adult/child outpatient services accounting for nearly 48,000 visits per year.LPPHC is administered by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Together, they constitute one of the largest units in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research, teaching, patient care, and public service. Their faculty and staff members are recognized for their leadership roles in comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity. They are dedicated to advancing mental health across the lifespan for the people of the Bay Area and northern California.

In this 90-minute, intermediate-level training at IOA, the instructor will introduce attendees to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (“ACT”), a therapeutic orientation which integrates clients’ use of metaphors and values to promote emotional well being/behavior change.

In addition to providing an overview of the psychological flexibility model used in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the instructor will demonstrate practical and experiential applications of the approach, and offer guidance on how to learn more about the therapy.

All discplines may find it beneficial to integrate aspects of this modality into work with clients. This training will be appropriate for those in aging services, including: psychologists; family therapists; social workers; nurses; elder-law practitioners; long-term care administrators; gerontologists, human resources professionals and others.

By the end of course, participants will be able to:

– Describe the six elements of the psychological flexibility model used in ACT

– Practice at least three ways to incorporate metaphor and experiential exercises into clinical work

– Explain how experiential avoidance contributes to psychopathology

About Your Instructor:

Shane O’Neil-Hart, LCSW is a therapist in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs at LPPHC. He has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and receives ongoing consultation from master ACT trainer Robyn Walser, as well as through the ACT peer supervision group he founded. In addition to his clinical work at UCSF, Shane provides ACT training for agencies and offers individual supervision/consultation. As a social worker, Shane sees racial and economic justice as foundational to his career and looks for ways to integrate these values into his clinical work.

DateTuesday, November 19th, 2019 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Doors to the training will open at noon. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, snack and beverages into the training, but none will be provided by IOA.


Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.

Intermediate Level: Some basic knowledge of the specific content area is required, but you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information at a level beyond the basic knowledge of the topic.

If you seek 1.5 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 working days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).


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3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States


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