Shaping Psychological Flexibility (On-The-Fly) 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 second webinar with us! Our first event with Lou is available free, here: ACT Matrix and Creative Hopelessness

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

Target audience: Intermediate to Advanced

Stock exercises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that help clinicians introduce new repertoires and promote psychological flexibility abound. However, practicing ACT organically and functionally can remain challenging for many clinicians. Knowing how, when, and why to use functional interventions that shape behavior in the moment and over time can be undermined by our efforts in trying to remember the perfect metaphor or adhere to a particular protocol.

This 2-hour webinar, facilitated by peer-reviewed ACT trainer Lou Lasprugato, will focus on developing a contextual behavioral approach that aims to shape psychological flexibility in clinical exchanges. The processes of modeling, evoking, and reinforcing will be delineated from the perspectives of ACT’s behavior analytic roots and modern contextual behavioral research. Multiple exemplars of these processes with respect to the three pillars of ACT – openness, awareness, and engagement – will be demonstrated. Attendees will then have the opportunity to practice shaping psychological flexibility in small group breakout sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and demonstrate how to model openness, awareness, and engagement in clinical exchanges

  2. Describe and demonstrate how to evoke clinically relevant behavior with respect to the psychological flexibility model

  3. Describe and demonstrate how to reinforce psychological flexibility occurring within and outside of session

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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