Morris County Psychological Association
Invites you to join us for our monthly breakfast program
Fostering Psychological Flexibility and Nurturing Communities Through Acceptance- and Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Jennifer Block-Lerner, Ph.D., Amanda Aster, Psy.D., and Paola Ricardo, B.A.
Acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches, including acceptance and commitment therapy, aim to foster processes consistent with psychological flexibility, or the capacity to fully contact the present moment and continue or change behavior in the service of what one cares most about. Further, grounded in functional contextualism, these approaches aim to build nurturing communities or broader contexts that foster compassion and prosociality. Via didactics, experiential exercises, and case-based examples, this presentation will explore key elements of psychological flexibility and invite participants to develop their own related practices.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to
- Describe components of the psychological flexibility model
- Explore ways to model and promote a therapeutic stance consistent with ACT and other mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches
- Develop practices consistent with ACT and other mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches that aim to foster psychological flexibility and nurturing communities with a wide range of populations
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter.
The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Where: Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center
175 Park Avenue, Florham Park
(Location is ADA accessible.)
Cost: $30 (non-MCPA members)
$25 (MCPA members)
Please register online by Monday, May 7 at www.mcpanj.com.
Contact: Mike Zito, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-753-8696 if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.
The breakfast will be from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students. The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online.
1.0 CE Credit Available
This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.