ACT, EvoS, and PracticeLab, October 2016

Oct 3, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Welcome new member, check-in, process recent SMACT retreat, regroup and plan for the Fall.

Oct 12, 8-9:30 am. 2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: Restructure and plans for remaining months in 2016.

Oct 14, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: Restructure and plans for remaining months in 2016.

Oct 21, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
Agenda: Reflect on the recent SMACT retreat.  Fall planning.  Bring a case to discuss.

Oct 24, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
As of September, the group will be meeting on the 4th Monday of each month (to help us dodge several Monday holidays), with exception of December. Agenda: Katie will review the Committed Action chapter from the Luoma et al. book.  We then turn our attention to the Portland Model (please read article sent to you via email) and we will discuss its implementation in November.

Oct 26, 6 pm-? Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Date pending; please check back. Agenda: Chapter 9 of “Evolution of Everything” by M. Ridley (discussion led by Teresa).

ACT, EvoS and PracticeLab, Sept 2016

Sept 5, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
**NO MEETING in SEPTEMBER.**  Group will NOT meet in September due to ts proximity to (a) Labor Day and (b) the Fall Retreat. We are expecting at least one new group member by October.

Sept 9, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda:  pending, check back

Sept 9-11. Fall Retreat
3rd annual SMACT Fall Retreat! Everything you need to know can be found here.  Other questions? Contact Teresa.  ** For those leading “offerings” for the retreat: Read more about these requirements and see examples on the bottom of the Fall Retreat page.**

Sept 14, 8-9:30 am. 2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda:  pending, check back

Sept 16, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
**NO MEETING in SEPTEMBER.**  Due to proximity to the Fall Retreat (September), peer group will NOT meet in September.  We will regroup in October!

Sept 26, 8-9:30 am. Third Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Note: As of this month (September), the group will be meeting on the 4th Monday of each month (to help us dodge several Monday holidays), with exception of December (back to 3rd to avoid Xmas).  Agenda: pending, check back

Sept 28, 6 pm-? Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Agenda: Teresa will review chapter 9 of “Evolution of Everything” by M. Ridley.  Pizza: Joel. Salad: Sarah. See you there!

ACT, EvoS, and PracticeLab, August+ 2016

Aug 1, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Check-in. Retreat updates and planning. Case discussion (bring one!). Regrouping for the fall. Group will NOT meet in September due to its proximity to (a) Labor Day and (b) the Fall Retreat. We are expecting at least one new group member by October.

Aug 10, 8-9:30 am. 2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda:  pending, check back

Aug 12, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda:  pending, check back

Aug 15, 8-9:30 am. Third Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Mindy will review and lead discussion on chapter 6 (Values) in Learning ACT.  Note: The group will be meeting on the 4th Monday of each month starting in September (to help us dodge several Monday holidays; watch for the name change).

Aug 19, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group
**NO MEETING in AUGUST or SEPTEMBER.**
Due to summer scheduling conflicts (August) and proximity to the Fall Retreat (September), peer group will NOT meet in August or September.  Sorry for the unprecedented double-cancel.  We will regroup in October!

Aug 31, 6 pm-? Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Due to schedule conflicts, in August we will be meeting on 8/31.  Agenda: Chapter 8 of “Evolution of Everything” by M. Ridley.

 

ACT, EvoS and PracticeLab, July 2016

July 8, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: This month we will focus on group members’ Committed Actions, especially for folks who were not the focus of our time in June.

July 11, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
**No meeting this month**

July 13, 8-9:30 am. 2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: This month we will focus on group members’ Committed Actions, especially for folks who were not the focus of our time in June.

July 15, 8-9:30 am. ACT Peer Consultation Group.  **LOCATION CHANGE**
The ACT Peer Consultation Group meets on the third Friday of each month. Due to a room schedule conflict at MMC-Family Practice (every July), we will meet at my office at 25 Middle Street, 3rd floor, back, for this month only. Parking is a bit tight so please permit sufficient time to find parking.
Agenda: Seattle ACBS report by attendees.  Updates on Fall Retreat/Planning.  Case consultation (Mindy will present a case).

July 20, 6 pm-? Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Due to schedule conflicts, in July we will be meeting on 7/20 instead. Sarah will review and encourage discussion about Chapter 7 of “Evolution of Everything” by M. Ridley.

July 25, 8-9:30 am. Third Mondays ACT Study Group
Meeting date changed to from 3rd Monday to 4th Monday this month. Agenda: Follow-up on last month’s Prosocial/Matrix presentation. Updates on Fall Retreat/Planning. Michelle will lead discussion on chapter 5.

Fall Retreat
REMINDER: The 3rd annual SMACT Fall Retreat will be September 9-11, 2016. Block the dates, look for notices about registration, and start planning your offering.  If you have questions, please call or email Teresa.  Curious?  You can review LAST year’s materials.

ACT, EvoS and PracticeLab, June 2016

June 6, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Discussion and planning for the fall retreat (Sept 9-11, 2016).  Innovations in ACT for Pain by Joel (practice of ACBS workshop).

June 8, 8-9:30 am. 2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: TBD

June 10, 9-10:30 am. 2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: TBD

June 27, 8-9:30 am. Third Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Report on ACBS Seattle. PROSOCIAL group/experiential exercise. Updates on Fall Retreat/Planning. **Michelle will lead discussion on chapter 5 in July.**

**No ACT Peer Consultation Group this month**
The ACT Peer Consultation Group usually meets on the third Friday of each month.

June 29, 6 pm-? Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Due to schedule conflicts, in June we will be meeting on 6/29 instead.  Mindy will review Chapter 6.

ACT, EvoS, and PracticeLab in May 2016

May 2, 8-9:30 am.  First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda:  Next chapter of The Wisdom to Know the Difference.  Reviewed by Susan.

May 11, 8-9:30 am.  2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: TBD

May 13, 9-10:30 am.  2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda: TBD.  See RECAP email sent separately.

May 16, 8-9:30 am.  Third Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda: Chapter 4 of Learning ACT. Reviewed by Tracy.
Group in June will meet the 4th Monday, 6/27.

May 20, 8-9:30 am.  ACT Peer Consultation Group
Location: MMC Family Practice Clinic (272 Congress St). Topic: Beth Kubik will present on “Parenting Anxious Kids: How to Help Your Worried Child Become More Courageous and Independent.”
Agenda item #2: We will also discuss whether to hold a meeting in June given the many expected absences.

May 25, 6 pm-?  Evolution Science & Behavior Book Club
The EvoS Book Club usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. In May, we will be reading and discussing chapter xx of The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley. xx will give a summary.  After food and book discussion, we will watch the next part of the video, Buddha’s Brain.

ACT, EvoS and PracticeLab in April 2016

April 4, 8-9:30 am.  First Mondays ACT Study Group
Agenda:   Steve Hayes’s TED talk and discussion.

April 8, 9-10:30 am.  2nd Fridays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda emailed directly (in RECAP meeting notes). Follow-up on the scrum focusing on Beth’s efforts to cultivate a niche in helping clients improve their sleep, including parlaying opportunities from the upcoming workshop (see bottom). Data redux. Using social media to generate online presence and referrals.

April 13, 8-9:30 am.  2nd Wednesdays Therapy PracticeLab
Agenda emailed directly (in RECAP meeting notes). Tour of Google Communities and members’ online social media presence.  We will explore how to use Facebook Pages, Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn, and related tools.

April 11, 8-9:30 am.  Third Mondays ACT Study Group

Due to the school vacation schedule, we moved the Third Mondays ACT Study Group to the SECOND Monday this month.  If you cannot attend this meeting, see listing for April 18, below. Agenda: We will again put Learning ACT on hold for this meeting and resume our study in May.  For April, we will revisit themes from last meeting.  We will plan to watch the Steve Hayes TED talk and discuss.  Mindy will share her experiences from the Boot Camp and we will discuss experiential training in ACT.

April 15, 8-9:30 am.  ACT Peer Consultation Group

Location: MMC Family Practice Clinic (272 Congress St). Topics: Boot Camp report by Mindy.  Mindy will share some highlights from her recent participation at the Boot Camp and engage us in discussion and perhaps an experiential exercise or case discussion (?).  Preview: In May, Beth Kubik will present on “Parenting Anxious Kids: How to Help Your Worried Child Become More Courageous and Independent.” Check back for details.

April 18, 8-9:30 am.   

No meeting

April 20, 6 pm-?  Evolution Science & Behavior Study Group

The EvoS Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Due to a schedule conflict, we will meet on April 20th this month. In March, we started reading and discussing The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley. Please purchase the book (if you have not already) and read the Epilogue and chapter 4 in preparation for the meeting. Teresa will give a summary.  Also, if you get a chance, listen to this interview with Ridley (thanks for sharing this, Monique). After food and book discussion, we will watch part 3 of the video, Buddha’s Brain.

Coming Soon: May 6th!

Good Night, Insomnia
Proven Strategies to Help Your Clients Get the Sleep They Need
with Beth Eilers and Joel Guarna

afterlight

We all have clients who are struggling with poor sleep and insomnia. One-third of Americans report suffering with insomnia during any given year. Poor sleep and insomnia can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Left to solve their own sleeplessness, clients often resort to over-the-counter and prescribed sleep medications. Unfortunately, these medications are often habit-forming, have troubling side effects, and merely mask the symptoms of sleeplessness rather than treat the underlying problems.

Behavioral health professionals have an opportunity to steer their clients toward better, more natural sleep, and improved overall health. A variety of behavioral approaches have been proven effective in treating insomnia. However, many clinicians lack the training and confidence to work effectively with these issues.

This workshop will explore behavioral treatments for insomnia. We will compare and contrast approaches based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with an emphasis on the latter. We will demonstrate and practice a variety of strategies and exercises. This training will give you an understanding of the science of sleep, various and flexible tools to use with your clients, and a workable practice to add to your own self-care regimen.

Members of the Southern Maine ACT Community* can receive the lowest possible rate ($99 vs. full registration price of $140) by completing a  5 minute survey and registering during the Early Registration period (by April 1).

All others may register here.

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*Members of the Southern Maine ACT Community include anyone who (semi)regularly attends the ACT Peer Consultation Group, one of the ACT Study Groups or EvoS Book Club, or has attended one of the annual retreats.