All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
As the Independent Educational Consultant Association’s (IECA) Spring Conference draws near, Living Well Transitions and Fulshear Treatment to Transition have prepared a dynamic pre-conference workshop, Exploring Attachment and Acceptance in Young Adult Treatment, taking place on May 10th in beautiful Boulder, CO.
Fulshear’s Executive Director Nikki Preece and Executive Clinical Director Kevin Randall will present The Fulshear Adult Attachment Model™, which was developed in response to talking with clients who have had extensive experience in therapeutic environments, yet still felt that what they knew about themselves was “nothing good.” Armed with this information, Nikki and Kevin felt that Fulshear needed to provide something different than what had been done before, thus the Adult Attachment Model™ was born. To learn more about this model click here.
Carl Baccellieri, Executive Director at Living Well Transitions, will provide an in-depth training on the applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in young adult treatment. ACT is uniquely suited to the young adult population, due to its focus on valued living – the intentional act of engaging in what matters most to them, even in the presence of the aversive experiences that accompany living in a way where a young adult’s love, work and worldview are at stake. The more they care, the scarier it is to really show up to their lives. Attempts to control their exposure to this fear by avoiding circumstances that trigger this fear, or else avoiding knowing what they truly care about, are ultimately unworkable in that they leave young adults living smaller and smaller lives of less and less freedom to act.
Clinicians working with an ACT approach are able to offer emerging adults an alternative to the all-too-common trap of attempting to “not adult today”, as a solution to the challenges of adult life. As emerging adults learn to open to their experience as it is, without the attempt to control it, they paradoxically develop the psychological flexibility to move in the direction of what they truly care about. This is the basis for the kind of adulting that leads to adult lives of meaning, connection and love.
About Living Well TransitionsLiving Well Transitions, in Boulder, CO, has been treating young adults like young adults since 2004, by offering intensive individual and group therapy along with life skills counseling to young adults ages 18-32 in a real-world, independent living environment. Living Well helps clients struggle less by developing self-acceptance, values clarity and the courage to take action, no matter the circumstance, so they can lead purposeful lives in alignment with their core values.