3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
Malka Ismach, Ph.D.
5 Ways to Integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into your Work in Schools
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a research based intervention that has been proven to improve the mental health of individuals. Mental health is increasingly becoming a crucial component of school systems, as children who are suffering emotionally are not available to learn. Additionally, teachers who are overly stressed, anxious and unhappy will not be effective educators. It is therefore extremely important for educators, therapists, administrators, and all school employees to become better advocates of mental health and to learn some basic techniques. In this course, we will learn about some of those techniques. These important concepts will prove not only relevant for your work with your students but also your general mindset and functioning as an educator. This course is relevant to all who work in schools and with children of all ages in all settings.
This course was developed for school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists and occupational and physical therapists.
Participants will learn about and research various concepts in Acceptance and Commitment therapy and how they can be applied to the school setting.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) In-Service Credit only