Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Developing Our Awareness: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

April 16, 2024
5:30-7:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Emily Thomas, Ph.D.
Emily Thomas, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Iowa Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Event Details

This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality – making purposeful choices.

Learning goals:

1) Develop awareness of ongoing experiences happening in the mind and body

2) Assess the workability of one’s behaviors

3) Classify behavioral choices in terms of their purpose or function

4) Choose behaviors that align with one’s personally held values