Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Are you interested in learning more about what Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can do for your therapy practice? Would you like to begin understanding some of the fundamentals of ACT to help clients struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Join assistant professor and practicing clinical psychologist Adrienne Lapidos, PhD of University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry to explore the basics and benefits of ACT.

The training will begin with an overview of ACT fundamentals, three key principles, and evidence base. Next the 6 core processes will be explained—defusion, acceptance, living in the present, self-observation, values, and committed action will all be covered. This training will also provide demonstrations of experiential exercises. Finally, Dr. Lapidos will discuss the similarities and differences between ACT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to better understand the role that ACT can play in your therapy toolkit.




Date: Saturday, Jan 22, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 9:30am EST – Workshop: 9:45am-1:00pm EST

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive via Zoom – Cat I CEU Credits (same as in-person!)

Cost: $69 early registration through Jan 15

   $79 after Jan 15, 2022

  $55 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Adrienne Lapidos, PhD

CEU Credits: 3 Category I MD and DC Social Work CEUs (same as in-person) – See below for credit details


Adrienne Lapidos is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on innovations designed to improve access to care, especially novel interventions led by Community Health Workers and Peer Providers. As a practicing clinical psychologist at Michigan Medicine, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to individuals living with depression, anxiety, and first episode psychosis.



CE Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.

Workshop Objectives


1. Describe the evidence base
2. Identify the six core processes
3. Discuss the role of metaphors and experiential exercises
4. Explain similarities and differences with CBT
5. Identify resources for learning more and gaining clinical competence

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