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ACT: Helping People Discern The Impact of Avoidance on Their

ACT: Helping People Discern the Impact of Avoidance on Their Mental Health
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free to Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that emphasizes the importance of psychological flexibility over symptom reduction. From an ACT perspective, symptoms (such as stress, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse) derive mainly from 1) inflexible thought processes and 2) efforts to avoid uncomfortable life experiences. According to ACT however, discomfort and even pain are unavoidable life experiences. When people then struggle to avoid these unavoidable experiences, they only end up adding suffering to their current discomfort. In this presentation, Dr. Lobl will provide an overview of the ACT approach to improving mental health with a focus on the ACT concepts of “cognitive fusion” and “experiential avoidance.” 

Dr. Peter Lobl maintains a psychotherapy private practice in midtown Manhattan. He treats mood and anxiety disorders and helps couples and individuals address recurring and distressing relationship patterns. Dr. Lobl graduated in 2006 from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He earned his J.D. in 1993 from Duke University School of Law and practiced corporate law at big law firms for five years. For more information on Dr. Lobl, please visit his website here

Eileen TravisExecutive Director, The Lawyer Assistance Program

Sponsored by:
The Lawyer Assistance Program, Eileen Travis, Executive Director

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