Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (FACT) Workshop

Event Date and Time: 
April 15, 2016 - 9:00am to April 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
Portland, OR

Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) is a brief, powerful, contextual behavioral intervention approach rooted in the three principles of acceptance, mindfulness and values based change. Clinicians are being faced with the ever growing pressures of how to optimize client outcomes with as few treatment sessions as possible. FACT is useful for clinicians who work in settings that require brief interventions, such as hospitals, jails, primary care clinics, and some mental health clinics. 


This two-day workshop is designed to help participants learn basic FACT assessment and intervention skills. Workshop facilitators will provide an overview of evidence supporting brief interventions, including the reasons patients prefer them. The majority of the workshop will focus on participants' basic assessment and intervention skills that support delivery of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, including how to conceptualize FACT interventions using the Psychological Flexibility Profile and to plan interventions using the Four Square Tool. Additionally, participants will learn about use of FACT in groups. Didactic lectures, experiential exercises, live clinical demonstrations, small group exercises, and role plays will be used to demonstrate core FACT skills.  Participants will leave the session with ready-to-use tools and skills.


  • When: Friday April 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm & Saturday April 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square - 9000 Southwest Washington Square Road Tigard, OR 97223



Individual Registration

Early-bird (through March 19th): $250

General Registration (March 19th - April 11th): $300

Student Registration (limited availability, proof of student status required): $175; a lower student rate is available for students willing to volunteer at the session (help with registration, etc); email us for additional information.

Group Rates

For a group rate discount code please email and indicate how many are in your group.

10+ Registrations: $200 each (20% discount)

15+ Registrations: $187.50 each (25% discount)

Registration fee includes a certificate of completion and water/coffee/tea each day.

Breakfast, lunch and hotel are not included in the registration fee.  Out of town participants requiring overnight accommodations, may book online or contact the hotel directly at 503-644-4000 and reference the FACT Workshop as the group name.


Target Audience

This workshop is intended for behavioral health providers working in primary care and other brief settings, and their nurse and primary care provider colleagues.



This workshop has been approved for 10.75 clinical hour CE credits through the National Association of Social Workers, Oregon Chapter for LCSWs

Continuing education for psychologists will be made available in partnership with George Fox University. 

This workshop has been reviewed and accepted for up 10.25 elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please email us for information on credits for other disciplines.

NOTE: Please confirm with your licensing body if this workshop can be applied for credit for your specific license.


About the Workshop Facilitators


Dr. Strosahl is a founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specializes in the application of ACT as a brief intervention. He works as a practicing clinician with Family Medicine Physicians at Central Washington Family Medicine in Yakima, Washington. He has also been a pioneer in the movement to redesign the United States primary care system to include integrated behavioral health services.  He has co-authored professional books on the brief applications of ACT, including Inside This Moment: Promoting Radical Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2015) and on suicide prevention. He has also helped disseminate self-help versions of ACT for the general public, including In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience (2015) and The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression, 2nd Ed (expected Fall, 2016).




Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group, is widely regarded as a master clinician specializing in brief applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is an international ACT trainer and consults with primary care systems around the United States. Robinson specializes in helping systems build resiliency in providers, create strong collaborative teams, and address challenges such as chronic pain and opiate addiction. She is an author of numerous articles and book chapters and nine books, including Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services, 2nd Edition (2015), Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2012), and Real Behavior Change in Primary Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Increasing Job Satisfaction (2010)


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