I am sitting here in Copenhagen, Denmark at 4:00 AM feeling great joy about returning to Europe after the Pandemic and seeing old friends and making new ones. Kirk and I will provide several days of supervision for the ACT Institute in Copenhagen, a 3-day FACT Training for the ACT Institute and join Rikke Kjelgaard […]
Author Archive | Patricia Robinson
I am having a blast working with progressive, intrepid, and creative MPCA leadership in developing and delivering a statewide series to promote adoption of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of integration. We are calling it “Coming Out of the Silos”, and we will work with multiple leadership teams in October at a retreat […]
I love working with the folks at Praxis. We have now developed a follow-up to the Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on-demand course; we are calling it the FACT Lab. The idea is a series of 2-hour live webinars for a smaller group of students wanting to deepen their work with the FACT approach.
Kirk and I provided a FACT Foundations Clinic for Aisling Curtain and her group in Ireland last spring and now we are starting FACT Mastery Course! We are excited about this opportunity to bring some of our latest work, including teaching the Life Path Class and using FACT in crisis work. You can find full […]
Skills Versus Pills Can Integrated Behavioral Health Services Benefit Depressed Patients in Primary Care? For decades, primary care providers (PCPs) were encouraged to prescribe antidepressant medications to depressed patients. They faced many barriers to referring their patients to behavioral health providers in the community, including cost, problematic access, and stigma. Patricia Robinson and colleagues conducted […]
Many children and young people with emotional and social health problems are unable to access help. Focused ACT clinicians aspire to be generalists, providing front-line services to any person of any age for any behaviorally influenced problem. The standard tools of FACT (e.g., the Four-Square Tool and the Assessment and Options Worksheet) are helpful to […]
When I teach FACT, I sometimes hear people talk about resistant patients or clients. In my experience, I get further with patients and clients that I find challenging when I explore what’s going on inside me at the moment I see them as difficult. Am I feeling afraid or frustrated? Am I assuming that I […]
Te Pou, New Zealand’s National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development, is actively working to provide information for a national certificate for Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs) (aka Behavioral Health Consultants). At some point in the near future, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA; Māori: Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa) may administer educational assessment and qualifications for HIPs. […]
The very first on-line FACT course, Focused ACT for Brief Interventions, opened for enrollment through Praxis Continuing Education and Training on February 17, 2021. Patti Robinson and Kirk Strosahl developed this course to help clinician learn therapy Focused ACT, a system created to empower clinicians to make the most of every minute and catalyze transformational […]
Patti and Kirk are offering workshops on Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) in Argentina, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Spain and Norway this spring. They are happy to share their second edition of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression.