Part II: A Case Study in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Individuals Living with Psychosis

About the Event: 

     Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapy incorporating values-guided and mindful action. An individual participating in ACT identifies their values, desires, and aspirations; they then use that information to motivate behavioral change. Individuals fully engage in their experiences and remain open to creating a full, meaningful life while accepting the challenges one inevitably encounters in life. During this webinar Dr. Waford will discuss how to apply the six tenets of ACT (learned in Part 1) to the symptoms and experiences associated with psychosis and psychotic-spectrum disorders. 

     This is Part II of a 2-part series on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. To learn more or register for Part I of our series, please click here


Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify ways to apply the six tenets of ACT to the symptoms and experiences associated with psychosis and psychotic-spectrum disorders.  


About the Presenter: 

Dr. Waford

     Rachel Waford is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the Atlanta area. She primarily serves individuals and families who have recently experienced their first psychotic episodes or first bipolar episodes. She seeks to help individuals and families understand and recover from these experiences, while also finding meaning from these experiences as they progress toward their personal visions for the future. Dr. Waford has developed a number of resources to serve this community, including co-authoring a text entitled, The Psychosis Response Guide: How to help young people in psychiatric crises, as well as a TEDx talk entitled Building a Broader Mental Health Community. Dr. Waford practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with all of her clients and finds that this approach offers significant support by empowering individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Waford is an assistant professor in Emory University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health.

Starts: Sep 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Ends: Sep 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
September 14, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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