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

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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.

ACT and EvoS, Feb 2018

Feb 5, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice and Case Review. Joni reviewed and sought consultation on a difficult and interesting case. For March, Curt will bring a case, Joel will provide a back-up case.

Feb 16, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: TBD. Bring a case or topic to discuss.

Feb 21, 6pm+. EvoS Book Club
We are currently reading Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright. For February, please read chapters 5-10.  Food: Pizza by Monique, Salad by Julie, Dessert by Joel, and Beverage by Steve.

Feb 26, 2017, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Sarah will bring a case or audio for practice. Please plan to bring a backup case to share. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

ACT and EvoS, Jan 2018

Jan 8, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Lisa will bring audio or a case or for practice. Curt will bring a backup. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Jan 19, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: We will revisit Steve’s case (chronic pain, addiction?, new meds) focusing on how to conceptualize the case from and ACT perspective and how to generate options for intervention.  Preview: January 2018: Couples tx and Jon’s case?

Jan 22, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Colin will bring a case or audio for practice. Please plan to bring a backup case to share. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Jan 24, 2017, 6pm+.  EvoS Book Club
Please buy Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright and read chapters 1-4.

ACT and EvoS, Nov-Dec 2017

Nov 6, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Joni will bring a case or video for practice. Curt will bring a backup. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Nov 17, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Matrix for couples work. Jon will bring a case. Bring others in case there is time remaining.

Nov 27, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Alice will bring a case or audio for practice. Wendy will bring a backup. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Nov 29, 2017, 6pm-?  EvoS Book Club
Bring candidate books for our next reading adventure.

——December—–

Dec 4, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Practice!  Susan will bring audio or a case or for practice. Bryan will bring a backup. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Dec 15, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: We will revisit Steve’s case (chronic pain, addiction?, new meds) focusing on how to conceptualize the case from and ACT perspective and how to generate options for intervention.  Preview: January 2018: Couples tx and Jon’s case?

Dec 18, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Group was moved to 3rd Monday to avoid the holiday.
Agenda: Practice!  Mindy will bring a case or audio for practice. Sue will bring a backup. Reminder for presenters to consider a format/structure and roles you would others to fill.

Dec ?, 2017, 6pm-?  EvoS Book Club
No meeting this month. Please buy Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright and begin reading for January.

ACT and EvoS, Aug-Sept 2017

If you are looking for information about the retreat, scroll down or here.

August 28, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: We will plan to watch a short video and process. You are invited also to bring a relevant case or clinical situation with plans to conceptualize (with the group) using ACT core processes and/or Matrix.

——September—–

Sept 11, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Date moved to avoid the Labor Day holidays.
Agenda: Pending/TBD

Sept 15, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: We completed our study of Mindfulness for Two by Kelly Wilson and many of us attended the two-day workshop!  This month, we will reflect on the experience. Please bring your highlights and observations with plans to process.

Sept 22-24. Fourth Annual SMACT Retreat!
Agenda and info here.

Sept 25 , 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Some of us will be fresh from the retreat. Others will be rejoining after our spotty meetings over the summer. And…we will have new members joining. Time to regroup!

Sep 27, 2017, 6pm-?  EvoS Book Club. 
Cancelled.