Process-Based Functional Assessment: Psychological Flexibility Across Dimensions with Lou Lasprugato

Lou Lasprugato, MFT, ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Lou Lasprugato, Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer, for his third webinar with us! Our first event with Lou is available free, here: ACT Matrix and Creative Hopelessness, and his second can be found here: Shaping Psychological Flexibility (On-The-Fly).

About the Presenter

Lou Lasprugato is an internationally recognized trainer and behavioral health provider. He’s a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with private practices in both California and Virginia (United States), and Peer-Reviewed Trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, for which he also serves as chair of the Training Committee. Lou has worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings, including an intensive outpatient program at Kaiser Permanente that he subsequently managed, and an integrative medicine program at Sutter Health. Lou has taught mindfulness meditation to health care practitioners and facilitated dozens of training events on ACT and Relational Frame Theory (RFT), as well as co-created courses on nutritional psychology and integrative mental health.  Lou has also provided supervision to other mental health professionals and continues to provide individual consultation on ACT and other contextual behavioral approaches. He earned his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Holistic Studies from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, following a career as a professional musician.


Components: Didactic presentation, demonstration, role play

The growing movement into a process-based model of therapy is calling for a “context-and individual-sensitive, principles-informed approach to care” (Ong, Levin, & Twohig, 2020) that asks, “What core biopsychosocial processes should be targeted with this client given this goal in this situation, and how can they most efficiently and effectively be changed?” (Hofmann & Hayes, 2019). Manualized protocols, while convenient, don’t take into account the fluid and dynamic psychology of each human being we encounter in our clinical work. Contextual behavioral approaches, on the other hand, have long argued for a “commitment to responding to in-the-moment processes, which are to be conceptualized based on the functions they serve for the individual.” (Ong, Levin, & Twohig, 2020).

This 2-hour webinar will present a perspective and user-friendly method of analyzing and targeting the core processes of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Across the six dimensions of psychological flexibility, participants will have ample opportunities to practice detecting and coding these core processes with respect to verbal and non-verbal behavior. Such practice will include the use of a video vignette, a demonstration, and small, feedback-enhanced, breakout group sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the inflexible and flexible processes across six psychological dimensions
  2. Detect and code the function of behavior with respect to psychological flexibility
  3. Utilize on-the-fly functional analysis to more effectively target processes in-the-moment

Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $39.99 (includes registration and CEU’s)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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