Finding Your Why & Finding Your Way: Simplifying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with the Mindful Action Plan with Dr. DJ Moran, BCBA-D

Dr. Daniel 'DJ' Moran, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. DJ Moran, BCBA-D, for a second webinar on ACT to improve performance as a Behavior Analyst (and everywhere else in your life).


Dr. Moran’s new book (with Dr. Siri Ming), Finding Your Why & Finding Your Way, uses a simple, user-friendly approach to applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this live webinar, Dr. DJ Moran will demonstrate how this new book formulates the ACT model into the Mindful Action Plan (MAP), and how you can use the MAP to guide yourself and your clients towards a meaningful lifestyle with values-based behavior change.

If you feel stuck, directionless, or unmotivated, you may be seeking a new path in life—one that feels rewarding, inspiring, and purposeful. The question is, where do you begin? You’ve likely heard all about mindfulness—a powerfully effective tool for helping people find focus, balance, and a greater sense of purpose. But how do you actually apply mindfulness to your life?

Finding Your Why & Finding Your Way is a step-by-step webinar that can help you put mindfulness into action—every day. Using the Mindful Action Plan (MAP) approach—a fully customizable set of skills grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)—you’ll identify what you deeply care about, increase motivation, and start moving forward toward your goals. Most importantly, you’ll make a commitment to create the positive change you desire.

What’s more, you can learn this well enough to apply it to your clients.

Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns.  Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy.

This webinar will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.

About the Presenter

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA -D, is the founder of Pickslyde Consulting and co-founder of Touro University’s Doctor of Psychology program in New York City.  Dr. D.J. is also a past-president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the international Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organization with over 8000 members worldwide. He co-wrote the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice, and a new ACT self-help book, Finding Your Why & Finding Your Way (New Harbinger).  He also served on the first ACT training committee.

Dr. D.J. is a Recognized ACT trainer and a Fellow in the ACBS community, and his engaging training style has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders, and has published several articles and book chapters including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis, and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Discuss the six basic tenets of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  2. Discuss how ACT’s six basic tenets can be taught with simpler language.
  3. Discuss the definition of “psychological flexibility” and how it relates with the definition of “mindful action”
  4. Utilize a functional checklist called the Mindful Action Plan (MAP) to increase the likelihood of exhibiting psychological flexibility while working on goals-based behaviors.
  5. Discuss how ACT attempts to undermine problematic language functions that impede goal-based behaviors.
  6. Utilize defusion exercises to deal with verbal entanglement
  7. Discuss how values authorship can increase motivation for committed actions
  8. Utilize contacting the present moment exercises and mindfulness practice in therapy

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 3.0 Learning BACB CEU’s (included with purchase)
  • $59.99 to attend
    • Includes access to the recording and presentation materials, 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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