Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Mental Health Practice ~ A 5-Day Professional Training Retreat

Event Highlights

  • An intimate retreat-style workshop for mental health professionals covering the ins and outs of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Gentle schedule, hands on practice, and time for R&R.
  • CE/CMEs: CE and CME credits are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs and it is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

About This Event

In this 5-day training, mental health professionals learn an empowering set of solutions to the problem of human suffering.                                                                                                                     

Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer evidence-based approach that offers empowering solutions to the problem of human suffering and its alleviation.

Led by a dynamic husband and wife team, we explore ACT as a model and intervention technology. Through lectures, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises, we learn dynamic skills and strategies to help our clients live well, richly, and meaningfully, without first having to control or eliminate sources of emotional and psychological pain. We also learn how ACT can be integrated effectively into mental health practice.

ACT seeks to transform the root sources of human suffering by balancing mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. ACT has been applied successfully to many forms of human suffering and can be flexibly and fluidly applied in a variety of mental health settings.

All levels of mental health professionals, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, are welcome. Familiarity with ACT is not required.

"John and Jamie’s ACT workshop at the Omega Institute was fun, inspiring, and informative. I recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to understand the nuts, bolts, and nuances of ACT." ~ Rob Polishook, MA, CPC, mental training coach and director of Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group


Visit The Omega Institute for various on campus accommodation options.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Dairy Free


150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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