Caring for Idaho

Psychosocial Track

Dr. Michael Twohig

Dr. Michael Twohig
"Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)"
Friday, October 30, 2009 – 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4:30 pm


Presenter's Biographical Sketch:
Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Utah State University. He received his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed his clinical internship in the CBT track at the University of British Columbia. His research spans a variety of areas including the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and OC-spectrum disorders, substance use, mechanisms of action, and multicultural issues. He has published over 50 scholarly works including two books: An ACT-Enhanced Behavior Therapy approach to the Treatment of Trichotillomania (with Woods) and ACT Verbatim for Depression and Anxiety (with Hayes). His research is funded through multiple sources including the NIMH.

Session Outline:
This session begins with the philosophy and theory behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Second, the basic research that informs ACT, Relational Frame Theory and related processes will be covered. Third, some of the more pertinent outcome studies and supporting research on ACT will be covered. Fourth, the psychological processes that are targeted in ACT and some specific therapeutic ways to address them will be covered. Training in the use of ACT will occur through video presentations, role plays, and presenter guided exercises.

Learning Objectives:


8–9 am Registration and Check-in • Pond Student Union Building, 3rd Floor East Lounge
9am–12pm Workshop
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• PSUB Wood River Room
Michael Twohig, Ph.D.
12-1 pm 12-1 pm Lunch break (on your own)
1-4:30pm Workshop (continued)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• PSUB Wood River Room
Michael Twohig, Ph.D.

Continuing Education

Idaho State University CEUs can be earned for each portion of the conference. The Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) is co-sponsoring the ACT workshop by Dr. Twohig and will provide six CE credits for psychologists. IPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor CE credits for psychologists. Six CE credits for LCPs and LCPCs will be provided by ISU's Department of Counseling, an approved provider for the NBCC. This program has also been approved for six hours at BSW level, six hours at MSW level and six hours at the MSW-Clinical level by the National Association of Social Workers-Idaho Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for social work license renewal.

Psychosocial Track Registration

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to attend any portion of the conference. To pre-register, please complete and return the form below along with your payment by October 15, 2009. One person per form; duplicate as necessary. While no refunds are issued after October 20, 2009, substitutes are welcome. Refunds requested before October 20 will be subject to a $15 processing fee. For further information, call (208) 282-3155 or email

Psychosocial Track Registration form

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