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Taking ACT-ion: Applying the Principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Enhance OCD Treatment and Recovery

9th October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Exposure therapy is the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as OCD, social anxiety, and phobias. Recently, therapists have begun using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in conjunction with traditional exposure therapies, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ACT’s focus on mindfulness and values can enhance treatment, and help people build richer and more meaningful lives as part of their recovery.

Presented by Dmitri Primavera, ASW, He earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento after completing his Bachelors Degree at UC Davis and his Masters in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. He studied and worked in Japan, and has collaborated professionally with colleagues in 15 countries. He cares passionately about maximizing wellness and quality of life for all patients, and eliminating stigma among marginalized populations. To date he has focused on mindfulness-informed cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). His current interests include evidence-based treatments for anxiety and co-occurring disorders.


9th October 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm