Values Stuck Points: When Psychological Inflexibility Creates Barriers to Valued Living 

March 15, 2024 | 12:00pm-2:00pm PST

w/ Jenna LeJeune, PhD 

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About The Workshop

It’s often hard to know what is most important. It’s harder still to hold on to that knowledge, especially in times of fear and suffering. This workshop will focus on some of the most common barriers that arise as clients begin exploring their values. Knowing how to work with these values stuck points can be a challenge even for very experienced clinicians. Designed for practitioners who already have some familiarity in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, this interactive workshop will help participants conceptualize common values stuck points in terms of other ACT psychological flexibility process. The workshop will also cover those ways in which therapists can get off course with their own values in their work and how reconnecting with values can be an antidote to burnout for therapists. 


This workshop is part three of a series on values within ACT with Jenna LeJeune, PhD. Check out the first two workshops in the series:

Values in Therapy: An Intro to Working with Values from an ACT Perspective (January 19, 2024)

Truffle Hunting: Bringing Values to Life in the Therapy Room (February 23, 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.  

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for up-and-coming professionals

  • Access to exclusive webinar setting with Jenna LeJeune, PhD
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources
  • Must be enrolled in accredited study program

Professionals (w/ CE Certificate)


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  • Access to exclusive webinar setting with Jenna LeJeune, PhD
  • Continuing Education Certificate
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources



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. Attendees should have at least an introductory knowledge of the core ACT processes and concepts in order to fully participate in this workshop.

*** 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.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced  


After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least 4 common barriers to valued living
  2. Identify which of the other ACT psychological flexibility processes they would target in response to common values stuck points
  3. Describe the role of therapist values when working with clients


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.

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