8:30- 9:00 Registration (Day 1 only)
9:00 - 12:15 Morning Session (break 10:30 - 10:45)
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 4:30 Afternoon Session (break 3:00 - 3:15)

Action-Packed Therapy

  • Why action-packed learning?
  • What does it look like?
  • DEMO: Action before learning
  • Group Practice: Collaborative writing
  • Discussion: What have we learned?


Behavioral Experiments

  • DEMO: Use imagery to promote change
  • Group Practice: Imagery
  • In vivo change practice
  • Discussion: Link imagery and in vivo changes

When to Use Action-Packed Therapy

  • Discussion: Identify action opportunities

Role Plays: Varieties of Action Experience

  • Role plays of past and present experiencesRole plays of something new
  • Mindful role play practices


Therapist Alignment with Action-Packed Therapy

  • Three goals: Engagement, discovery, change
  • Four methods: Writing, behavioral experiments, imagery & role play
  • Group exercises: Therapist values & strengths

Additional Creative Actions

  • Brainstorming creative actions for: engagement, discovery & change
  • DEMO: Matching creative actions to clients

Make a Personal Plan for Action in Your Therapy

Toward a Model of Action-Packed Therapy

  • What is action-packed therapy?
  • When do we best use action packed methods?
  • A summary of actions that: foster engagement, lead to discovery, support change