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ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
305 7th Avenue
13th Floor
New York, New York  10001
United States

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave cognitive behavioral evidence-based approach offering an innovative perspective on treating clients with a range of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.


This workshop will explore a variety of ACT techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories.  In ACT, psychological flexibility is introduced to clients through a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive defusion. The primary aim in the ACT therapeutic approach is presenting a framework to clients of how to live a life of purpose demonstrated through value driven behaviors.


The ACT approach effectively uses both metaphors and experiential exercises to activate meaningful change in clients’ lives.



With this workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Provide an overview of CBT Approaches and ACT as a Third Wave Intervention
  • Explain the Conceptualization of the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment) Therapy Model and the underpinnings of the therapeutic techniques
  • Know a variety of ACT techniques utilizing metaphor, experiential, and role-play strategies

  • Formulate cases with an ACT approach



NASW Member: $120 | Non-Member: $210


6 SW CE Contact Hours





Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct treatment experience in the field. As an integrative cognitive behavioral therapist, she incorporates many techniques within a skills-oriented therapeutic approach. Dr. Mathew’s supervision sessions will include training and teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies and she offers affordable supervision and mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings.


Dr. Mathew is also an arts advocate, a freelance health advocacy journalist and a graphic artist. 






NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, will not be allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.


We are currently transitioning from providing paper certificates to electronic ones. Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates. NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, sign-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.orgRefund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than five business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than five days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



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NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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