Diana Hill


3:00PM – 5:00PM PT
Experiential Practices that Embody the Core Processes of Psychological Flexibility

305 - Bring Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Life

It’s common for clinicians to be excited about the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of psychological flexibility and its fresh take on living well. Ultimately, ACT isn’t about getting rid of feelings, but about getting better at feeling, and that’s an exciting prospect. But it is just as common to get stuck in the details of ACT’s complex model or become stagnant in just “talking” about it without really doing it.  

If you are feeling a little stale in your ACT practice or want to take it to the next level, it’s time to put your psychological flexibility skills to the test by demonstrating them experientially in session. In this workshop Diana Hill, international ACT expert and author, will guide you through 6 mini experiential exercises that embody the 6 core processes of ACT and that you can use with your clients right away. Move beyond just the basics, engage your psychological flexibility skills as a therapist, and practice being open, aware, and engaged in your session! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to overcome therapist barriers to leading experiential practices with therapist psychological flexibility. 
  • Show how to engage clients in experiential exercises demonstrating being present, acceptance, values, committed action, perspective taking, and cognitive defusion. 
  • Utilize writing, physicalizing, and movement in session to increase engagement and skills practice. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy author and trainer

Diana Hill, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She sees herself as a psychological flexibility guide, where she provides therapy, supervision, and online trainings to help people identify what matters to them and take action toward a meaningful life.