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038 | Acceptance and Commitment Theory and Practice: Introduction and Faith-based Applications for Christian Clients

Preconference Workshops


Joshua Knabb, Psy.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Approved For CME/CEU




In this pre-conference workshop, the presenter draws upon the second edition of Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients: An Integrative Treatment Approach to present the theory and practice of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Participants will explore the theoretical foundations and six processes of ACT, focusing on a faith-based version for working with Christian clients. Faith-based ACT metaphors and techniques are also provided, along with clinical applications for depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

Learning Objectives

Describe the link between mental disorders, experiential avoidance, and a Christian view of suffering
Identify the six processes of ACT, including points of overlap with similar concepts from Christianity 
Apply a faith-based version of ACT to working with Christian clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma in counseling and psychotherapy with psychologists and licensed mental health professionals.