April 30, 2019 | 1:00pm CDT

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

With Joseph Troncale, MD, DFASAM

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy. Introducing patients to these principles can be done early in drug and alcohol treatment and set the tone for ongoing therapy. This workshop will demonstrate practical techniques that can be used in any therapeutic setting.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy. Introducing patients to these principles can be done early in drug and alcohol treatment and set the tone for ongoing therapy. This workshop will demonstrate practical techniques that can be used in any therapeutic setting.

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the basic matrix of ACT
  • Utilize specific techniques that can be used in drug and alcohol treatment at any stage of treatment
  • Create a general plan for a therapy session that can be individualized for themselves and their patient in any given setting using ACT principles

About the Speaker

Joseph Troncale, MD, DFASAM is Retreat’s corporate medical director. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Troncale has established himself as one of the premier physicians working in the field of addiction. He is both a fellow and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010. A published author, Dr. Troncale has contributed content to both “Saunders Manual of Medical Practice” and “When to Call the Surgeon” as well as numerous articles in addiction journals.

After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1974, he went on to complete his residency at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1979. Since then, he has taken on various roles within the medical field focusing primarily on addiction medicine. In the past, he has served as the medical director of two other prominent inpatient facilities.

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