ACT Peer Consultation Group, Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 8 am

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Peer Consultation Group
Portland, Maine

Here is the agenda for the next ACT Peer Consultation Group
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 8 am.

If you have not previously attended this group but are a mental health or healthcare professional and would like to participate, please contact me first.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome to guests and new members, introductions.
  2. Brief Mindfulness Exercise.  Julie Schirmer will lead the exercise or solicit a volunteer.
  3. Special Topic:  Using ACT with refugee and immigrant populations.  Julie Schirmer will lead the discussion.  We may have special guests to contribute to the discussion.
  4. Planning.  We will spend a few minutes near the end to plan future meetings.

Extra:  A few of us from the ACT Study Group have decided to form a monthly Evolution Science and Behavior reading/discussion group, likely to be after work hours and in a more sociable setting, with tentative plans of starting in January.   Let me know (email me) if you are interested.

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ACT Study Groups, January 2014

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Study Groups
Portland, Maine
Led by Joel Guarna, PhD

1st Mondays ACT Study Group
Next meeting will be January 6, 2014 @ 8 am.

Agenda:

  1. Happy New Year!
  2. We have had a lot of competing topics in recent months.  In January 2014, we will re-focus on our reading and study of Brief Interventions for Radical Change by Strosahl et al.   I would like to rekindle some of the focus we had when we studied Kelly Wilson’s Mindfulness for Two back in the summer.  Let’s try to get back in sync in two ways: Better coordinating our reading together and coordinating our reading with the in-group discussion.  Please plan to read through chapter 6 (end of Part 1 of the book) by January 6.  We will consider additional comments and observations of chapters 1-4 and then focus more specifically on the topics and themes in chapters 5-6.

1st Wednesdays ACT Study Group is currently *on hold* and in re-grouping mode until we have sufficient numbers to resume.  Let me know if you are interested in “seeding” this group (the Monday group is full and has a waiting list).

ACT Peer Consultation Group, Friday, December 20, 2013

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Peer Consultation Group
Portland, Maine

Here is the agenda for the next ACT Peer Consultation Group
Friday, December 20, 2013

If you have not previously attended this group but are a mental health or healthcare professional and would like to participate, please contact me first.

Our next monthly ACT Peer Consult Group will be Friday, 12/20 @ 8 am. 
Agenda:

  1. Welcome to guests and new members, introductions.
  2. Brief Mindfulness Exercise.  Julie Schirmer will lead us through an exercise (or solicit a volunteer).
  3. Special Topic:  Using ACT with refugee and immigrant populations.  Julie Schirmer will lead the discussion.
  4. Planning.  We tentatively agreed to revisit this month’s special topic in January 2014 and to focus on case reviews and consultation.

Note: Please see Julie’s original email for two articles to review:

  • Acceptance and Mindfulness Techniques as Applied to Refugee and Ethnic Minority Populations With PTSD: Examples From “Culturally Adapted CBT” by Hinton et al. (2013).
  • Consensus Statement Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder From the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety by Ballenger et al. (2004).

If you cannot find them, let Julie or me know and one of us will forward them to you.

Extra:  A few of us from the ACT Study Group have decided to form a monthly Evolution Science and Behavior reading/discussion group, likely to be after work hours and in a more sociable setting, with tentative plans of starting in January or February.   Let me know (email me) if you are interested.