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CDP Presents Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a treatment approach for military-connected children and teens

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Jaime Benson |  Michelle Bubnik-Harrison |  Sara Hinojosa
Course Levels:
90 minutes
Media Type:
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In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn about an evidence-based approach for a variety of presenting concerns, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The underlying principles and components of ACT will be explained as well as the positive impact that ACT can have on children and youth. Time will be spent discussing how this approach can be adapted to younger children and the role caregivers can play in implementing strategies with this population. Lastly, the webinar will provide some ACT-based strategies that can be helpful to support military-connected families.


Learning Objectives 


1.    Evaluate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an effective tool for military-connected children and youth 

2.    Modify ACT for use at various developmental stages, emphasizing when to involve caregivers

3.     Demonstrate a brief ACT strategy that can be used with a wide range of military-connected children and youth (as well as adults). 



American Psychological Association (APA)

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Jaime Benson's Profile

Jaime Benson Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jaime Benson is a licensed psychologist and Associate Director of the Behavior Management Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She oversees the postdoctoral fellowship training program and is a certified within-agency trainer for parent child interaction therapy. She also co-leads the department’s training program focused on developing competency in working with military-connected families and is a member of the Military and Family Committee for the Fort Meade Alliance. 

Michelle Bubnik-Harrison's Profile

Michelle Bubnik-Harrison Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Bubnik-Harrison is a licensed psychologist with Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Child and Family Therapy Clinic. She provides therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and their caregivers. Dr. Bubnik-Harrison also developed and runs groups therapy (e.g., Dialectical Behavior Therapy- DBT) as well as supervises in the clinic's training programs. Further, Dr. Bubnik-Harrison serves as a coordinator of the department’s Behavior Health Program for Military Families and enjoys helping military families thrive.

Sara Hinojosa's Profile

Sara Hinojosa Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Sara Hinojosa is a licensed psychologist and supervisor with the Behavior Management Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a program coordinator for the Behavior Health Services for Military Families. Dr. Hinojosa serves as a supervisor for the postdoctoral fellowship and is a certified within-agency trainer for Parent Child Interaction Therapy and runs the group therapy program for the Behavior Management Clinic.