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BEHA 21

This course is designed to introduce students to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).   ACT is considered part of the “third wave behavioural therapies”. Both theory and techniques are practiced through instruction and experiential exercises. The course focuses on teaching the practical use of ACT as they relate to internalizing disorders (e.g.: anxiety, depression, etc.), treatment techniques commonly used in ACT and the theories underlying them.  Another objective of the course is to encourage you to think critically about clinical work and to focus on the power of acceptance, mindfulness and change agents with respect to the principles of ACT.