The Newest Wave in CBT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) For the Psychodynamically Trained Professional

Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis have long been perceived as opposing treatments, from their therapeutic aims to techniques for intervention. Recently, there has been interest in and acceptance of a more integrative model, in recognition that there is room for many ways of thinking and working. Back by popular demand, Dr. Dennis Tirch, Associate Director of The American Institute For Cognitive Therapy and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College, returns to the PPSC ANNEX to present the basic concepts and fundamental techniques that form the foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Considered the new wave of cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT can provide clinicians with new perspectives and powerful alternative therapeutic methods to help get our clients unstuck from their painful thoughts and feelings, and more deeply engaged in living a vital and meaningful life.Dennis Tirch serves as the Associate Director of The American Institute For Cognitive Therapy, an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and is an author and researcher in compassion, mindfulness and acceptance. He is the author of the book, The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety, and has co-authored books on emotion regulation, acceptance and mindfulness Dennis is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and a Diplomate and Fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. For more information, please visit mindfulcompassion.com.

This workshop will be presented by Dennis Tirch, PhD