ACT and Evos, Oct-Nov 2018

Oct 1, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Montreal ACBS Debrief; SMACT Fall Retreat Debrief

Oct 19, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Bring Your Own Case (BYOC). Location: MMP-Family Practice @ 272 Congress St. (please contact us if you will be attending for a first time).

Oct 22, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Mindy and Monique will present a shared case.

Oct 24, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
TBD; check back for updates. Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday.  Agenda: Read through Chapter 9 of “Breaking the Spell” by Dennett.

——-November———-

Nov 12, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of each month (hence the name). However, due to a schedule conflict, we will meet the SECOND Monday in November. Agenda: Self-as-Context chapter and discussion led by Bryan. We will resume meeting on first Mondays in December: Dec 3.

Nov 16, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: TBD. Location: MMP-Family Practice @ 272 Congress St. (please contact us if you will be attending for a first time).

Nov 19, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Group usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month (hence the name). However, due to a travel/schedule conflict, we will meet the THIRD Monday in November. Agenda: TBD

Nov 28, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
TBD; check back for updates. Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday. Agenda: TBD.

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ACT and EvoS, Sept 2018

Sept 10, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
We will resume on the SECOND Monday of September (due to Labor Day). Agenda: Present Moment Awareness by Curt; Lisa will serve as backup. We will resume meeting on first Mondays in October : Oct 1.

Sept 12, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday, moved this month to avoid the Retreat and other conflicts.  Agenda: Part 2 of “Breaking the Spell” by Dennett.

Sept 21, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Bring Your Own Case (BYOC). Location: MMP-Family Practice @ 272 Congress St. (please contact us if you will be attending for a first time).

Sept 24, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Check back to confirm this meeting. Agenda: TBD

September 28-30. SMACT Fall Retreat. Click here for details or scroll to next post.
Note: Yes, we HAVE met the minimum number of registrants to hold the retreat. The full agenda continues to be developed. In the meantime, register ASAP so we can a useful estimate of numbers for planning.

SMACT Fall Retreat 2018

Fifth Annual Southern Maine ACT (SMACT) Fall Retreat

Sept 28-30, 2018
Cushing Island, Portland, Maine
8 CEs (will be submitted to relevant boards and pending approval)

Schedule (pending) | Example: Sample schedule from 2017

Register here!

Members of the Southern Maine ACT community (SMACT, i.e., current or recent past participants in the ACT Peer Consultation Group or ACT Study Groups) are invited to join an experiential ACT weekend on Cushing Island sponsored and facilitated by our membership. The weekend has multiple purposes: Learn about ACT and have a first-person experience of ACT, share our collective wisdom, gain experience leading a discussion or workshop, connect with one another and build our community, and engage in self-care. We will do this on two levels – as clinicians and as participants – so you are invited to take both an intellectual and personal perspectives. There will be a variety of topics, and all will weave into the development of 6 major processes of psychological flexibility.

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ACT and EvoS, July-Aug 2018

Save the Date!  SMACT Fall Retreat will be the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. Please note that this is a change from the original plan.


July 2, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice and Case Review. Susan will bring a case to discuss.

July 16, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Group will meet on the THIRD Monday this month due to conflict with the ACBS Conference in Montreal. Agenda: Practice!  Case presenter: TBD

July 20, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: TBD. We do not have access to the usual office space @ 272 Congress for our monthly ACT Peer Consult Group meeting. We will meet @ the Mercy Pain Center, 144 State St. Directions: You can park in the attended lot on Spring St. Go down State St mostly past the hospital, turn RIGHT onto Spring St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the lot. Tell the attendant you are participating in a meeting in the Pain Center. Enter through the ER entrance on Spring St. Follow the hallways as they snake back to the State St side of the building. OR enter the main doors on State St and the Pain Center will be the hallway to the right. (The Pain Center is next to the Security office.)

 

Aug 1, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday. However, due to various vacation schedule conflicts, we have combined the July and August meetings to an alternate date. Agenda: We will read the first section of Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett.

Aug 6, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Cancelled due to expected schedule conflicts by numerous members (I will refund a group payment sometime over the next 30 days). We couldn’t find an alternate date that worked for enough people to justify the meeting. We will resume on the SECOND Monday of September (due to Labor Day): Sept 10 with topic of Present Moment Awareness by Curt; Lisa will serve as backup. We will resume meeting on first Mondays in October : Oct 1.

Aug 17, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Chris Gray will present a case. Location: MMP-Family Practice @ 272 Congress St. (please contact us if you will be attending for a first time).

Aug 27, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Check back to confirm this meeting. Agenda: TBD


Save the Date!  SMACT Fall Retreat will be the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. Please note that this is a change from the original plan.

ACT and EvoS, May 2018

May 7, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice and Case Review. Susan will bring a case to discuss.

May 18, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Reviewing clinical case from an ACT perspective. Cases presentations: TBD

May 21, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Group will meet on the THIRD Monday this month due to the Memorial Day holiday.
We will welcome 1-2 new members this month. Be sure to show up to welcome them. Agenda: Practice!  Case presenter: TBD

May 23, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
Agenda…
Multimedia: Group agreed to watch or listen (available on any podcast app; Joe Rogan Experience, episode #1081 from 2/20/18) to a long conversation between Joe Rogan (podcast host) and Brett Weinstein and Heather Heying. They cover a range of social-cultural and political topics but the bulk of their discussion is focused on evolutionary psychology and it is fascinating.  Give it a view or listen (given the length of this, I’d recommend listening via podcast app so you can start and stop over chores and commutes!) and come to next group prepared to discuss.
Next Book: We are taking a detour from strictly EvoS books and reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s Natural Causes (link). It’s a short book and quick read so we committed to reading the first 1/2 (more or less).

Save the Date!  SMACT Fall Retreat will be the weekend of September 7-9, 2018

ACT and EvoS, April 2018

April 2, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice and Case Review. Teresa will bring a case to discuss.

April 20, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Reviewing clinical case from an ACT perspective. Cases to be presented by Vanessa and Steve

April 23, 2017, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  TBD.  This group marks its 3 year anniversary in April!

April 25, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
We are currently struggling to finish Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright. In April, we will talk about it. Or maybe we won’t. Who is to say? If you have ideas for books, documentaries, some other focus for the group, please bring them!

ACT and EvoS, March 2018

March 5, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice and Case Review. Curt will bring a case, Joel will provide a back-up case.

March 16, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Promoting resilience and averting burnout: The ACT of clinician self-care.

March 21, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
We are currently reading Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright. For March, please read chapters 11-end.  Participants who missed last month will endure a humiliating “walk of shame” ritual.*

March 26, 2017, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  TBD.  This group marks its 3 year anniversary in April!


 

 

*Just kidding. I occasionally wonder if anyone actually reads these.