Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Introduction to an Introduction (3 CE’s)

Presented by Christopher Lorance, Psy.D.
October 3rd,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The course will focus as a basic primer and introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The focus of content will be introducing attendees to the basic philosophical and empirical basis of ACT and the processes of ACT. Attendees will also learn basic case conceptualizations and interventions consistent with an ACT approach.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

There are no known risks to this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the 6 core principles of ACT.
  • Participants will be able to incorporate 2 ACT-related measures into mental health practice.
  • Participants will be able to differentiate what makes ACT different than more traditional CBT interventions.
  • Participants will be able to practice incorporating activities to address and foster psychological flexibility.
  • Participants will be able to use ACT as a means of case conceptualization.

Presenter Information

Christopher Lorance, Psy.D., began studying ACT as an undergraduate, being a member of a research lab and attending a weekend workshop hosted by Kelly Wilson. Further, he continued with independent study of ACT during his undergraduate years. He continued to research and study ACT extensively during his graduate training. He has presented ACT-relevant information in classes, professional settings, and in supervision with trainees, as well as continuing attending trainings and workshops. Dr. Lorance utilizes ACT as a primary means of conceptualizing and understanding a range of psychopathology and human behavior.


Location and Costs

$55.00 - Regular registration fee
$41.25 - Consortium Affiliate
No Charge - NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the NPTC Central Office, Burrell South Creek, 2885 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807.


*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.