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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Across the Asian and Black Diasporas

  • 07 Oct 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 3 CE credits.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Event Description:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based, third-wave cognitive behavioral therapy that can have particular appeal for application with minoritized and oppressed populations. Please join Drs. Bianca Augustine and Kelly Koo who are both honored to share their expertise with the DCPA community on why and how they apply ACT in clinical practice with members of minoritized and oppressed communities. Drs. Augustine and Koo will provide a brief overview of ACT and then present on clinical applications of ACT with individuals identifying across the Black and Asian diasporas in the US, respectively, with consideration of our current socio-political contexts and the responsibility all clinicians have to provide mental health care with cultural humility, affirmation, and sensitivity.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe why ACT can be appealing to minoritized and oppressed populations
  • Identify and discuss at least 3 clinical considerations for applying ACT with Asian American individuals
  • Identify & describe the benefits of applying ACT in clinical work with individuals identifying across the Black diaspora

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Bianca R. Augustine, Resident in Counseling is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at College of William & Mary, School of Education, Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Upper Iowa University, School of Arts and Sciences, and Counseling Resident at Mind Over Matter Therapy.

Dr. Kelly H. Koo is an independent Anti-Racism and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (DEI) Consultant, maintains a private practice as a Clinical Psychologist Therapist, serves as a Wellness Psychologist at Graduate Medical Education, Highland Hospital, Alameda Health Services, and volunteers as Clinical Faculty at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Disclaimer: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

*DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to info@dcpsychology.org  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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