Fri, Feb 03|
Body ACT | 3-Part Series | CPA/CE Credits (Winter) - Feb 3
Body ACT is an informative live webinar series. It not only introduces you to the core processes of ACT but also how to use ACT to help clients with body image struggles, and how to use ACT with yourself to identify and unhook from body-related struggles that impact practice, like weight bias.
Time & Location
Feb 03, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NST
About the event
Body ACT | 3-Part Series | Jan 27, Feb 3 and Feb 10, 2023
A live webinar series introducing you to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), how to apply ACT to your own potential weight biases, and how ACT can be used with clients who struggle with body image. This is three-part webinar series; each webinar is an independent training event. Participants can be registered for all events, or only those that meet their educational needs. Beacon Centre Education is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CE Credits: 1.5 credit per workshop. Level: Any.
Please note: This event will be recorded and distributed to participants.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sarah Pegrum graduated from her combined Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy at Australian Catholic University in 2010. She has gone on to practice in Newfoundland, Canada, specializing in body image and eating disorders. Dr. Pegrum’s practice is integrative and draws heavily from contextual behavioural science. She was introduced to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in 2007, and since that point in time she has attended multiple workshops, trainings and conferences to hone her knowledge and skills. Dr. Pegrum is passionate about training others in ACT, and has been providing workshops, consultation, and supervision since 2013. In 2022 she became a ACBS Peer Reviewed trainer. She is currently the president of the ACBS Atlantic Canada chapter and runs the ACTing with Body Image Facebook group and meetings. Dr. Pegrum has no conflicts of interest to declare.
WORKSHOP 1 | January 27, 2023, 1:30-3 p.m.
A Taste of ACT: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been demonstrated as an effective intervention for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, pain, substance use disorders and eating disorders. This introductory workshop on ACT provides information on how to conceptualize from an ACT perspective and some tools to help clients get out of their heads and start living. The workshop begins with a brief introduction to the functional contextualism and relational framework theory underpinnings of ACT, and how an understanding of these can aid therapy. The workshop then introduces the hexaflex and moves through each of these 6 processes, providing information flexible versus inflexible presentations and tools that can be sued to move a client towards flexibility in relation to that process.
- Understand the functional contextual underpinnings of ACT.
- Be able to identify the 6 processes of psychological flexibility and inflexibility
- Be able to conceptualize from an ACT perspective
- Learn ACT tools that can be used in therapy (e.g., diffusion, present moment, metaphors).
WORKSHOP 2 | February 3, 2023, 1:30-3 p.m.
Body Diversity Training: Weight Bias
There has been increasing discussion and awareness about diversity and inclusion. However, diversity of shapes and sizes is often left out of such discussions. This workshop explores the different messages we have received about shape and size, how that has influenced us in creating potential biases in our practice, the potential impact of those biases and how to navigate them.
- Describe what is weight bias, weight stigma and weight discrimination.
- Understand the impact of weight stigma and discrimination on physical and psychological health
- Build an awareness of one own’s weight bias.
- Explore strategies of disengagement from weight bias and connecting with the client.
WORKSHOP 3 | February 10, 2023, 1:30-3 p.m.
Breaking the Binds of Body Image Using ACT.
Body image struggles are so rampant that some have labeled them as endemic. Whether your client presents with body image issues, or something else, they are likely also to have body image issues that may be contributing to their struggles. “Breaking the Binds of Body Image” is an excellent workshop for people who work in the field of body image or those who aren’t sure what to do when these struggles enter the room. Breaking the Binds of Body Image applies ACT to body image struggles. It introduces different ways to help a person disengage from unhelpful body image traps and re-engage in their life.
- Identify what body image is.
- Be able to identify ACT processes involved in body image struggles.
- Learn ACT interventions that could be used with clients struggling with body images.
Clinical psychologists, social workers and other clinicians. Master/Doctoral students with some level of practical experience. Beginner-intermediate knowledge of ACT and/or conceptual behavioral science.
Participants will receive a unique zoom code prior to workshop. Zoom platform will be used to host training.
Beacon Centre Education is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CE Credits: 1.5, providing participants pass a post-webinar workshop and course evaluation (pass 8/10 multiple choice quiz).
$50/session or $120 for all sessions.
Body ACT: All Workshops
Jan 27, Feb 3 and Feb 10 | Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), how to apply ACT to your own potential weight biases, and how ACT can be used with clients who struggle with body image. CE Credits: 1.5 credit per workshop.$120.00Tax: +$18.00 HST+$3.45 service fee
Workshop 1: A Taste of ACT
January 27, 2023 | ACT has been demonstrated as an effective intervention for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, pain, substance use disorders and eating disorders. In the first session of this webinar series, A Taste of ACT, Dr. Pegrum walks you through some of the theoritical underpinnings of ACT, then moves towards exploring different ACT processes. By the end of the webinar you should have a basic understanding of ACT and so CE Credits: 1.5 credit per workshop.$50.00Tax: +$7.50 HST+$1.44 service fee
Workshop 2: Breaking the Binds
February 3, 2023 | In the second webinar in this series, Dr. Pegrum explores body image through the ACT lens. In “Breaking the Binds of Body Image” you will learn how body image struggles may present in a clinical setting, how they relate to the ACT core processes, and the different forms of ACT based interventions for body image struggles. It introduces different ways to help a person disengage from unhelpful body image traps and re-engage in their life. CE Credits: 1.5 credit per workshop.$50.00Tax: +$7.50 HST+$1.44 service fee
Workshop 3: Weight Bias
The final webinar in this series draws attention to the societal factors that contribute to, and maintain body image issues, in particular weight bias. As clinicians, we work with people of all shapes and sizes. As we have been submitted to societal messages, we too can be victim to weight bias. In this webinar you will build an understanding of societal messages around weight, learn to compassionately identify your own biases...$50.00Tax: +$7.50 HST+$1.44 service fee