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About this Course:

This course is available now. It is pre-recorded so you can take the course at your own pace.
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Contact:

Email Karen with questions info@stutteringspecialists.org.

 

 

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This program is offered for .25 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Description of course:

This presentation introduces learners to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based approach with a large body of empirical evidence to support its effectiveness. The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. Through explanation and experiential learning, participants will develop an understanding of the rationale of ACT and its relevance and application to speech and language pathology. The course material will be supplemented by commentaries from clients who talk about the impact of incorporating ACT principles into their lives.

 

Course Objectives:

As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and interpret ACT’s model of psychological suffering

  2. Describe the six core processes of ACT, known as the hexaflex

  3. Describe a range of practical ACT activities that can be used in one-to-one and group therapy

  4. Discuss the relevance of ACT for their particular client group

Time Agenda:

5 minutes Introduction

10 minutes ACT in a nutshell

5 minutes ACT’s model of psychological suffering and control is the problem

10 minutes Metaphors to illustrate control is the problem

5 minutes Clients talking about metaphors

15 minutes Introducing the hexaflex – psychological inflexibility and flexibility

15 minutes Experiential practice – mindfulness of breath

45 minutes Putting ACT into practice – therapy-based activities

  • Defusion

  • Acceptance (including experiential practice)

  • Values

20 minutes Clients’ reflections

 

Intended audience:

Speech-Language Pathologists and students of speech-language pathology.


 

About the speakers:

 

Carolyn Cheasman, BSc (Hons) PgDipSLT cert. MRSCLT

Ms. Cheasman is a highly specialist speech and language therapist and mindfulness teacher who works at City Lit, an internationally recognized centre in adult stuttering therapy based in London, UK. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She also has a post-graduate diploma in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Carolyn has experience of interiorised/covert stuttering herself and for her having speech therapy was a life changing event. She has a particular interest in working with the psychological aspects of stuttering and is a qualified mindfulness teacher. She has presented at many international conferences, including workshops on mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy at the 2013 ASHA convention.

Disclosure:

Financial –Ms. Cheaman is co-editor of the publication and receives royalties for ‘Stammering therapy from the inside – new perspectives on working with young people and adults,’ which was published in May 2013 by J and R Press. This publication is mentioned during the self-study course, ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ and listed in the references on the PowerPoint which accompanies the course.

Non financial – Ms. Cheasman has no non financial relationships to disclose.


 

Rachel Everard, BA (Hons), MSc, cert.MRSCLT

Ms. Everard is a highly specialist speech and language therapist who also works at City Lit. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has experience of stammering herself and strongly believes in empowering people who stammer and in the benefits of group therapy. She has co-presented at a number of international conferences, including the 2013 ASHA Convention. She is currently Treasurer of the International Fluency Association.

Disclosure:
Financial –Ms. Everand is co-editor of the publication and receives royalties for ‘Stammering therapy from the inside – new perspectives on working with young people and adults,’ which was published in May 2013 by J and R Press. This publication is mentioned during the self-study course, ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ and listed in the references on the PowerPoint which accompanies the course.

Non financial – Ms. Everand is a Board Member for the International Fluency Association for which she provides volunteer employment.

 

CEU Requirements and Processing

  • Every participant will be required to complete an ASHA CEU Participation Form, Assessment of Learning and Evaluation.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion from ABFFD Office within three weeks of completing the Learning Assessment and submitting to the office.
  • Participants who successfully complete this course are reported to ASHA four times per year:  January, April, July, and October.

Price and Access

  • The price of the course is $50.
  • ABFFD members receive a 25% discount on this site, which will be applied automatically when you log onto your account.
  • Students receive 50% discount, contact the ABFFD Office by emailing info@stutteringspecialists.org for the discount code.
  • You have access to the course materials for 1 year after subscribing.  You can access the materials as many times as you wish.