Jason Luoma

/Jason Luoma, Ph.D.
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About Jason Luoma, Ph.D.

Jason is a psychologist who researches ways to help people with chronic shame and stigma and also works clinically with people struggling with those same problems.

Supervising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Using the ACT Core Competency Form

A few years ago a group of ACT trainers got together and used to consensus process to create a set of ACT core competencies. My coauthors and I recently revised these competencies in our book Learning ACT. Over the last couple years, I have found myself using the ACT Core Competency Rating Form at an [...]

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If you’re new to RSS and blogs, read this!

Here's a really friendly video tutorial on how to use RSS and blogs to streamline your use of the internet. I use an RSS reader every day. I use Google Reader , but there are many others that also work well. The video will show you the benefits of RSS readers. I find it really [...]

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Video on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is beginning to post free videos on ACT related subjects. The videos are a really great benefit of membership in ACBS. All you need to do to see the videos is join the association. Association dues are values-based. What does that mean? It means that you pay as much as you think that membership is worth. That could be $1, $5, or $500. Whatever fits with your values! A minimum $1 charge is required in order to join, as they need somehow to check whether you are real person and a $1 charge to your credit card will do that. Beyond that, its up to you. With  membership comes lots of perks in addition to the free videos. It’s a great organization. […]

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Renouncing the Electronic Grid

Robert Michael Pyle has published an interesting essay in Orion Magazine on how electronic immersion in blogs, email, Blackberry's, TV, etc. can pull us out of the moment and out of contact with people and nature.  It's a beautiful and inspiring piece. I feel a bit hypocritical linking to this piece, being the writer of [...]

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Interesting Defusion Exercise: “Echo Talk”

I recently came across an interesting mindfulness technique that could be very useful in doing defusion work. […]

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Now you can comment on posts at Learning ACT Blog

I just added a comments function so that now you can add your own thoughts about the things that are posted on Learning ACT Blog. I hope you do. Let's start a conversation!

By |January 21st, 2008|General Blog Items|Comments Off on Now you can comment on posts at Learning ACT Blog

Video on how to use Blogs and RSS for professionals

Howard Rheingold, a veteran critic and writer about the social  implications of modern media such as blogging and myspace, has created a nice video which shows how he used blogs and RSS in his everyday working life . I have found blogs to be useful in my role as a psychologist who is busy and [...]

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Oprah’s magazine on ACT

There's a writer named Marth Beck who has written several articles on ACT that are quite clear, personal, and accessible. They would be good handouts to give to clients. If you search on Oprah.com , you can find several articles on ACT. Here's one of them and an excerpt below: MARTHA BECK'S GUIDE TO AVOIDING [...]

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ACT Observer exercise audio

Randy Burgess has posted an audio recording of the ACT observer exercise on his blog. It is available for anyone to download. I haven't listened to the whole thing, but the audio quality is quite good and so would likely be useful for many people. Thanks, Randy.

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News Video of an ACT client in treatment for hoarding

Here's a cool video on a client being treated for compulsive hoarding using ACT . The therapist in the video is D.J. Moran, a well-known ACT therapist and author of this book. There hasn't been a lot of press for ACT yet, so this is neat. The client does say something that she clearly learned [...]

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