Jill Stoddard


11:00AM – 1:00PM PT
Use Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Help Clients Overcome Imposter "Syndrome"

202 - Imposter No More

Dr. Jill Stoddard, award-winning teacher, peer-reviewed ACT trainer, and co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, is a recovering imposter. For years, she was convinced that the only reason she was accepted into a competitive graduate school program was because her father knew the program director. Sound familiar? Deep down, the majority of successful people question their professional legitimacy a good amount of the time.  

During this session, you will learn why your clients (and you!) develop imposter thoughts and fall into traps trying to outrun the imposter experience. Dr. Stoddard will share how to take actionable steps for cultivating psychological flexibility, using ACT skills, to be able to choose bold moves in life and at work despite self-doubt and impostorism. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the five subtypes of imposter and avoider. 
  2. Use at least one ACT metaphor to help overcome imposter syndrome. 
  3. Utilize at least one ACT experiential practice to help overcome imposter syndrome. 

Author of Imposter No More: Overcome Self-Doubt and Imposterism to Cultivate a Successful

Jill Stoddard, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. She is the author of two books: Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance and The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner’s Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Stoddard is an award-winning teacher, peer-reviewed ACT trainer, and co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast. She is a frequent podcast guest, a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and has had her writing appear in Scary Mommy, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, and Mindful Return. Dr. Stoddard received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2007.

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