Upcoming events

    • October 19, 2018
    • 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Calypsos Coffee and Creamery

    Plan to join us!  More details coming closer to the event.

    Contact Heather Rehil-Crest, PsyD, with any question at 208.665.9612 or hrehil@gmail.com.

    • October 25, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • private room, Cafe Ole, 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise

    Mark your calendar and plan to attend!   There will be a few brief presentations by representatives of new local facilities (e.g. the new psychiatric hospital) to help us understand those resources.  No-host beverages with plenty of complimentary food.  Come hungry for fun!  

    • October 25, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bingham Memorial Hospital

    Get to know your local psychologist colleagues.  Join us for a fun evening of good food, talking shop and lots of laughs!  Psychology grad students are encouraged to attend, too.

    • November 09, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (MST)
    • Hampton Inn & Suites-Boise Spectrum, 7499 W Overland Rd
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    Presented by Kirk Strosahl, PhD
    A co-founder of ACT

    Fri., November 9, 2018
    6.0 CE Hours

    Breakfast & sign-in at 8:00AM.

    Arrow Rock Room 
    Hampton Inn & Suites–Boise Spectrum
    7499 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID

    Sponsored by the
    Idaho Psychological Association

    With special thanks to


    Download workshop brochure here.

    Clinicians in a wide variety of practice settings are being faced with the challenge of getting positive client outcomes within as few therapy sessions as possible. This workshop will introduce participants to Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), with the goal of helping participants develop specific clinical skills that can be applied in practice immediately after the workshop. As a prelude, participants will learn about the three toxic processes, based in human language, that lead to behavioral rigidity and psychological suffering. We will then explore the three “pillars” of psychological flexibility that can be used to combat these toxic processes: building present moment awareness, promoting openness to private experiences and stimulating engagement with valued life activities.

    The majority of the workshop training will be devoted to demonstrating and practicing specific clinical techniques that allow the clinician to focus the clinical conversation, sequence clinical activities and complete powerful single session interventions.  This includes, how to create expectancy for rapid change, how to conduct a change-oriented interview, how to rapidly engage in case formulation, and how to reformulate or “reframe” the presenting problem so that it seems solvable.  Some core goal setting experiential exercises, such as the Bulls Eye and Life Path, will be demonstrated. Teaching methods will involve a combination of didactic lectures, live role plays, guided dyadic skills training and video demonstrations.              

    Learning Objectives  

    After completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

    • Discuss the evidence pertaining to the impact of brief interventions and client preferences for brief therapy;
    • Appreciate the “pillars” model and approach to psychological flexibility;
    • Recognize the TEAMS approach to deciphering components of private experience;
    • Discuss and apply the CARE algorithm for sequencing clinical activities during a single session;
    • Demonstrate change oriented interviewing using the 3T, Love-Work-Play and FACT focusing questions;
    • Recognize core FACT case conceptualization methods such as Flexibility Profile and the Four Square case analysis method;
    • Demonstrate techniques for problem reframing and reformulating self-instructional rules; and
    • Demonstrate core FACT interventions such as the life path and turnaround

    Information on commercial support for the program/instructor and/or any other relationship that could be construed as a conflict of interest is available here.WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    8:00AM                  Breakfast & sign-In
    8:30AM                  Workshop begins
    10:00AM                Break
    10:15AM                Optum update
    10:30AM                Workshop continues
    11:45AM                Lunch (on own)
    1:00PM                  Workshop continues
    3:00PM                  Break
    3:15PM                  Workshop continues
    4:30PM                  Q & A
    4:45PM                  Workshop concludes


    Kirk Strosahl, PhD, is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specializes in the application of ACT as a brief intervention. He has practiced for 30 years in a variety of brief intervention contexts, including brief therapy clinics and primary care. He has written several professional books on the brief applications of ACT, including “Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” and “Inside This Moment: Promoting Radical Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (Robinson & Gustavsson, co-authors, 2012, 2015). He has just published the second edition of his best selling self-help workbook on treating depression, “The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Live a Vital Life” (Robinson, co author, 2017).

    Dr. Strosahl has conducted numerous training workshops around the world; his approach to teaching is clinician oriented and skill based. Because of this, Dr. Strosahl has often been referred to as the “hands of ACT”.


    This intermediate-level workshop is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers are welcome to attend.  This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    A total of 6.0 continuing education credits will be available to psychologists for full attendance of this one-day event.                  

    Other health/mental health professionals

    This conference provides a total of 6.0 contact hours.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your board or professional association for your specific CE requirements.         
    Important: CE credit(s) will be provided only to individuals who attend the entire workshop day. Those arriving after the scheduled start time or leaving before it is complete will not receive CE credit(s) for the activity.

    • February 15, 2019
    • McCleary Auditorium at Saint Alphonsus Hospital, Boise

    Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0


    6 Ethics Continuing Education Credits

    15% off your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy Premium (for 2 consecutive years at policy renewal)

    About the Workshop

    Technology is advancing at a dizzying pace and is becoming increasingly central to the provision of psychological services. From portable devices to digital records to interjurisdictional practice to mental health apps, technology has brought remarkable benefits to our work; and at the same time created an increasingly complex set of ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges. In this rapidly evolving environment, the need to maintain an active risk management strategy is perhaps even more central than ever.

    This workshop is a next-generation discussion of digital world issues. After a brief introduction describing The Trust Risk Management Philosophy and Strategy, this workshop will provide a review and update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. We will focus broadly on these issues related to digital record keeping, telepsychology, digital communications, and social media. The workshop is applicable to all sites where health services are provided.

    • Summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks.
    • Develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges.
    • Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.
    • Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

    About the Presenter

    Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is a Full Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child Track and member of the Child/Family Track. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting.

    In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice for 23 years, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for the past 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

    CE Information

    This workshop is appropriate primarily for psychologists and psychology students, but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners. This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.    

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the workshop and complete the Trust evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.

    Workshop completion earns 6.0 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods. To obtain CE discounts, submit CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (must have been completed within the previous 15 months) with the insurance application. Discounts cannot be combined and are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies. Group policies become eligible for the CE discount when at least 50% of those insured under the group policy submit CE certification. All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.


    • May 03, 2019
    • May 04, 2019
    • Shore Lodge, McCall, ID

    Event details will be provided closer to the event dates.

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