Values for Therapist Burnout: Using ACT to Create a Meaningful and Sustainable Work Life     


October 27, 2023 8:00am-4:30pm PST

w/ Jenna LeJeune, PhD

Hilton Garden Inn- Portland Airport

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About The Workshop

Many therapists and other healthcare providers entered these fields because it offers the opportunity for deeply impactful and rewarding work. However, that work can also take a profound emotional toll, especially over the past few years. Many of us are struggling with burnout and finding a sustainable work-life balance can feel more elusive than ever. But what if the solution isn’t learning how to better disconnect from work, but rather reconnecting more with what is most important to us, that is, our values? This didactic and experiential workshop will look at the concept of values through an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lens. Instead of focusing on working with our clients around values, in this workshop we’ll turn the focus inward by exploring our own values as healthcare professionals. We’ll discuss how values can help prevent burnout and lead to a greater sense of personal and professional fulfillment for therapists and other healthcare professionals. We will also examine how focusing on values integrity between work and “life” may offer a potentially more sustainable alternative to striving for work-life “balance.” This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for you to explore your own values so that you can get clearer on what would make for a meaningful, fulfilling, and sustainable life both at work and beyond. 

Meet Your Instructors

Jenna LeJeune, PhD

Jenna LeJeune, PhD, is president and co-founder of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center in Portland, Oregon. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. LeJeune is deeply interested in issues of meaning, purpose, and values. In her clinical practice, Dr. LeJeune specializes in using ACT to help those she serves connect with what is most meaningful so that they are able to live lives of purpose and integrity even in the midst of suffering. She is also a study therapist for a clinical trial on the use of MDMA-assisted therapy for those with social anxiety disorder. 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 as well as numerous other book chapters, journal articles, and other publications largely focused on issues related to values, meaning, self-compassion, and shame. Dr. LeJeune 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 1-day event with Jenna LeJeune
  • 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 1-day event with Jenna LeJeune
  • Continuing Education Certificate
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources



This workshop is intended for any healthcare provider (therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, BCBAs, medical providers, and those working in allied health fields) or graduate students in a healthcare field. While no prior knowledge of the ACT model is necessary, those with some at least some basic familiarity with ACT will likely be best equipped to build upon that basic theoretical foundation. More intermediate and advanced ACT practitioners can also expect to benefit by applying the model to themselves.  




  1. Define what values are from an ACT perspective 
  2. Explain how values can be used to address and prevent burnout 
  3. Describe the difference between work-life balance and work-life integrity 
  4. Identify their own personal values and how those values might inform how they engage with work and beyond 
  5. Outline concrete steps for incorporating a more values-guided approach to their professional lives   


Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport (Garden Ballroom)

12048 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220


  • 8:00am - Registration begins
  • 8:30am- Workshop begins
  • 90 minute break for lunch (with 2 other 15 minute breaks throughout the day)
  • 4:30pm - Workshop ends



We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority to those who would add diverse and underrepresented 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.

6 CE credits (with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket, completion of the Learning Activity Evaluation, and attendance of the entire workshop)


Refund/cancellation policy:

We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made more than one week before the training event. For cancellations within one week 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 Accommodations :

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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