Coming Event: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
A Hands-On Introduction to ACT
Feb 28, 2023 ~ 1595 Bay Street (COCF office) ~ 6-9 pm
Suggested donation: $10 ~ sign up here
6-7 pm: Snackchat time: featuring Heckler’s delicious chicken wings
7-9 pm: ACT presentation and activities with Julia Nelson, BCBA
Julia will share the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): what its goals are, how it works, and some ideas for applying ACT strategies in everyday life for kids, teens, and adults. ACT is an evidence-based behavioural therapy that is rooted in mindfulness and directed by values (Harris, 2007).
The desired outcome of ACT is increased psychological flexibility: for you and your kids!
Presenter Julia Nelson from FIVE Behavior Consulting is a BCBA, RASP certified Behaviour Consultant. She has worked with children and families in various roles for most of her life. She has a master’s degree in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria.
Host Margaret Treleaven is the COCF Family Support Services Coordinator. Experienced as a classroom teacher and behaviour interventionist as well as a mom of neurodiverse kids, her mission is to help your family find and use the resources you need to be strong, healthy and supported.