Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Live Better Series

3 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025

The intention of the ACT Live Better Series is to provide life perspectives and life enhancement skills to encourage and support people in living vital and meaningful lives.

The series consists of an introduction session, Flourishing: Enhancing Psychological Flexibility and Other Core Concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and 17 additional video lectures that are meant to assist counselors in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy concepts when talking with patients about a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, life meaning, and healthy caring relationships.

Students will complete the introduction session in order to gain access to the additional 17 video lectures. The introduction session, Flourishing: Enhancing Psychological Flexibility and Other Core Concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, will earn the student a 2 CEU certificate upon completion. It will also open access to the additional 17 video lectures, which can be taken in any order, for a 1 CEU certificate. The student can complete as many, or as few, of the lectures as desired. The certificates will be awarded upon completion of each lecture.

Introduction Session | 2 CEUs | Required

Flourishing: Enhancing Psychological Flexibility and Other Core Concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Psychological flexibility is the ability to feel and think with openness, to attend voluntarily to your experience of the present moment, and move your life in directions that are important to you, building habits that allow you to live life in accordance with your values and aspirations. It’s about learning not to turn away from what is painful, instead turning toward your suffering in order to live a life full of meaning and purpose. In this webinar, Dr. Steven Hayes will share tools you can use from his book, “A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. The proven plan to overcome negative thoughts and feelings, turn pain into purpose, and build a meaningful life.”

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how psychological flexibility can improve one’s quality of life.
2. Describe the ACT concept of “Acceptance – learning from pain”
3. Identify one way you can use either Dr. Russ Harris’s list of values or the”Quality of Life Inventory” to help clients identify what’s truly important to them.
4. Identify Dr Frankl’s three ways of experiencing meaning.

Presented by:

Steven C. Hayes, PhD.

Steven C. Hayes is a Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada. An author of 46 books and over 650 scientific articles, he is especially known for his work on “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” or “ACT” which is one of the most widely used and researched new methods of psychological intervention over the last 20 years. Dr. Hayes has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. His popular book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for a time was the best-selling self-help book in the United States, and his new book A Liberated Mind has been recently released to wide acclaim. His TEDx talks have been viewed by over 3/4 of a million people, and he is ranked among the most cited psychologists in the world.
You can learn more about Dr. Hayes, access additional ACT courses, and find his book “A Liberated Mind: How To Pivot Toward What Matters” at

Tom Lavin, LMFT, LCADC, Psychotherapist

Tom Lavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol-Drug Counselor with over 40 years experience helping individuals, couples, and families address challenging life issues. Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Tom is also the recipient, “Impact Award” from the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.

Nicole Pavlatos, MD

Kelly G. Wilson, PhD

Vitoria Follette, PhD

ACT Live Better Psychoeducation Lecture Videos | 1 CEU Each | Optional

  1. Addressing Anxiety: Part 1
  2. Addressing Anxiety: Part 2
  3. Addressing Anxiety: Part 3
  4. Addressing Anxiety: Part 4 
  5. Addressing Anxiety: Part 5 
  6. Addressing Anxiety: Part 6
  7. Addressing Loss Grief
  8. Addressing Depression: Part 1
  9. Addressing Depression: Part 2 
  10. Forgiveness A Wise and Healthy Decision
  11. Gratitude & Self-Compassion
  12. A Life with Meaning
  13. Codependency & Boundaries
  14. Making Amends Taking Responsibility Healing Guilt
  15. Resiliency & Stress Hardiness
  16. Mindfulness Exercise
  17. Addressing Chronic Illness


Date Mon, Jan 3 2022 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Thu, Feb 17 2022 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $99.00
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