About The Workshop
Values are at the heart of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). They are the “why” in any ACT-based treatment plan or intervention. While many clinicians are drawn to ACT because of its explicit emphasis on values, it can be difficult to know how to move beyond simply talking about values to knowing how to bring values alive in the therapy room. This brief workshop is designed to help clinicians deepen their values work with clients by shifting the focus from the content of values conversations to the quality of those conversations. By listening for and deepening the qualities of effective values conversations participants will get a taste for how more experiential and relationally-based values work can supercharge therapy. Participants will have opportunities to both observe demonstrations and practice in small groups with the benefit of feedback.
This workshop is part two of a series on values within ACT with Jenna LeJeune, PhD. Check out the other two workshops in the series:
Values in Therapy: An intro to working with values from an ACT perspective (January 19, 2024)
Meet Your Instructors
Jenna LeJeune, PhD
Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D. is President and co-founder of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center in Portland, Oregon. As a clinical psychologist, Jenna specializes in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to work with adults struggling with various relationship difficulties, including problems with intimacy, sexuality, trauma-related relationship challenges, and also struggles a person may have in their relationship with their own body. Much of her work focuses on issues related to meaning, values, self-compassion, and shame. She is the co-author of the book Values in Therapy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life. Jenna is also a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and provides ACT trainings for professionals around the world.
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, etc.) and students enrolled in a graduate-level health or mental health program at all levels of expertise and working with any population in any treatment setting.
*** Please note that this workshop is only open to health professionals and students enrolled in a graduate-level health or mental health program. This is an experiential workshop in which attendees will be asked to practice various therapeutic interventions. Thus, some previous training as a health professional or counselor is necessary for effective participation.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the 4 qualities of effective values conversations
- Evoke and deepen the 4 qualities of effective values conversations in role-play practice
- Differentiate between values identification and values contact
Registration is online. Presentations will be recorded and sent to anyone who registers for the event.
We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority given to those who would add diverse and under represented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.
Portland Psychology Clinic, Research & Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Portland Psychotherapy, Clinic, Research & Training Center maintains responsibility for all programs and content.
This workshop grants 2 CE credits for therapists with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket and live attendance of the entire workshop. Credit will not be given for only watching the recording.
REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made by participants more than two weeks before the training event. For cancellations within two weeks of the training event, we will refund 50% of the tuition. Alternately, participants may elect to apply 100% of their tuition to a future training event. No refunds will be given after training events.
SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS: Please contact us if you need accommodations to enable you to fully participate in the workshop. We will work with you and do our best to find a way to ensure your participation.