ACT CONSULTATION & SUPERVISION
At moment, I have openings for ACT consultation and supervision. I'm offering both one-on-one and group-based clinical supervision & consultation via Skype for mental health professionals who wish to grow and develop in their ACT clinical competencies. My take on consultation and supervision is this:
Consultation is a place where you can get my perspective on a case, or perhaps something you are stuck with in working to apply ACT with a client (or even in your own personal life). Consultation can also take the form of mentoring - a place where you can seek my perspective and advice on your development using ACT in clinical or research contexts. I also consult with folks who are moving in the direction of providing ACT training. Consultation is simply a safe place where you have my ear and can get feedback and direction. Consultations may be arranged just once, or periodically as you see fit.
Supervision is similar to consultation, except that it tends to expand out over several sessions over a number of months. With supervision, the aim is to meet you were you are and to help you grow in your clinical competencies using ACT. Supervision creates the space to allow you to develop a fluid and more natural stance in working with ACT for a range of mental health concerns. Supervision is also a place to support you on your lifelong journey exploring the nuances of ACT, both professionally and personally. Remember - ACT is not about having arrived.
I'm also offering ACT-based personal and executive coaching for professionals inside and outside the mental health community.
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Most of you know me by now, so I won't bore you with introductions "about me." This is about you.
If you've landed on this page, then I'm guessing that you've heard about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Perhaps you've read a book or two, attended one or more ACT workshops, an ACBS meeting, or have watched some of the excellent ACT training DVDs. You've gotten this far for a reason. There's something about ACT that resonates with you. And, now you're at a point where you may be applying it in your personal and professional life. You may also find ACT easy to get intellectually (after some initial effort) and much harder to get experientially. I used to think that books, videos, workshops, and unsupervised practice would foster an intimate and skillful fluidity with ACT. Now, I don't think so.
ACT is not easy. The model may be understood intellectually, but the practical application may not flow naturally. I've seen this in myself and in others on the same path. It is here where we can get stuck in having it all worked out, or stuck in thinking we are fumbling, doing it all wrong. Both places can stunt our growth.
As Rumi reminds us, there is a spaciousness we can contact, a place that is beyond the mind's ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing. But to create that space, we have to let go of ideas of being right, of being wrong, or or having somehow arrived at a place were we have ACT all figured out. This letting go creates space, and in this space, we find room to grow. My intention is to help you grow in the practical application of ACT in your personal and professional life. Whether you are new to ACT, or have been working with ACT for sometime, the message is the same.
Though I have been with ACT for about 20 years, I too am still learning. One of the most important lessons I have learned is this: There is no arriving with ACT. There will not be a moment when you say, "Yeah, I know it all, there's nothing left to learn." If you find yourself thinking that, I would encourage you to pause and see if that is helpful in terms of opening you up to grow and flourish. For me, there is no life in "having arrived," for in that mode of thinking, there is nothing more to do or learn. It leads inevitably to a certain hardening, narrowness, and even shutting down. To be fair, I have acquired a certain degree of expertize in ACT over the last 20 years or so , but I am not done. I have not arrived.
Learning ACT is not a horse race where you will someday cross the finish line and have it all figured out. Rather, it is more like a journey, and a life journey at that. So, consultation and supervision is for everyone, including me.
At moment, I have openings for ACT consultation and supervision. I'm offering both one-on-one and group-based clinical supervision & consultation via Skype for mental health professionals who wish to grow and develop in their ACT clinical competencies.
My intention is to meet you right where you are in that field we call ACT and help you grow in ways that matter to you. I will serve as a guide, a teacher, a support, a sounding board, and a willing ear as you work to apply ACT in your personal and professional life.
If you're interested in exploring ACT supervision, consultation, or coaching please contact me. Consultation is typically bi-weekly or monthly, with dates and times arranged on an individual basis. There is a fee (paid via PayPal) associated with ACT consultation/supervision/coaching work I do. I've worked to keep that fee reasonable and fair.