ACT Supervision: Developing Psychological Flexibility with Experiential Supervision

One aspect of supervision with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that is different from many of the other empirically-supported approaches is the emphasis on the trainee utilizing the same therapeutic processes with themselves that they are asking their clients to use. Thus, supervision typically includes an experiential element in which the supervisor serves as a [...]

By |January 30th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |January 26th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |January 25th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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. […]

By |January 25th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |January 25th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

Interesting Defusion Exercise: “Echo Talk”

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

By |January 25th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |January 19th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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 , you can find several articles on ACT. Here's one of them and an excerpt below: MARTHA BECK'S GUIDE TO AVOIDING [...]

By |January 16th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments

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.

By |January 14th, 2008|General Blog Items|0 Comments