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Doing More But Never Doing Enough: Help Your Clients End Productivity Anxiety & Strive Skillfully w/ACT and Compassion
Doing More But Never Doing Enough: Help Your Clients End Productivity Anxiety & Strive Skillfully w/ACT and Compassion

Fri, Oct 07


Online via Zoom

Doing More But Never Doing Enough: Help Your Clients End Productivity Anxiety & Strive Skillfully w/ACT and Compassion

This workshop will focus on treatment interventions from ACT and compassion-focused approaches that have been shown to be effective with perfectionism and burnout. Learn creative, experiential, hands-on exercises to use with clients.

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Time & Location

Oct 07, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event


Friday, October 7th, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

(International friends welcome, too!)


Online via Zoom! 2 CEs are available for California-based clinicians.

(Zoom link will be provided in registration confirmation & emailed the week of the training.)


Professionals: $40 USD | $55 with CEs

Students $20 USD

  • Professional ACBS SoCal Members receive 20% off!
  • Student ACBS SoCal Members received 50% off!

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Event Description

Many high-performing clients report being more “productive” than ever, but still, feel like they aren’t doing enough. Hooked by productivity anxiety, clients get caught in vicious striving cycles that leave them feeling dissatisfied, depleted, and acting in ways that are out of alignment with their values. Drawing from research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and the contemplative teachings of “Wise Effort,” this workshop will guide practitioners in how to help clients shift from unworkable striving toward values-aligned, compassionate action. Participants will learn signs of inflexible striving and how to map out common processes that keep stuck and burned out. Participants will engage in metaphor, embodiment practices, experiential exercises, and short writing assignments to learn processes that will increase their client’s psychological flexibility and skillful striving.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the signs of inflexible striving in your clients and map out inflexible striving cycles.
  2. Implement strategies to orient your clients toward skillful striving including values, self-compassion, and wise effort.

Continuing Education (CE) Info

California licensed Psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs* are eligible for 2 CE credits. There is a $15 CE fee to be paid at the time of registration. CEs are awarded contingent upon timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers.

Attendees must attend the course LIVE, in its entirety, in order to receive CE credits (no exceptions). Please note that if you purchase CEs and cannot attend the event live, you will be issued a refund for your CE payment (less a 3% service fee) if notified in writing to prior to one week of the event.

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association. Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.

No CEUs for BCBAs or Coaches are provided through this training.

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, behavior analysts, coaches, students (under supervision), and other mental health professionals who would like to learn how to help perfectionistic clients.

Skill Level

All skill levels are welcome to attend!

About the Trainer

Diana Hill, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist in California, with a private practice providing services such as Therapy, Executive Coaching, Consultation, Supervision, and Workshops. Diana is also the co-host and co-founder of two psychology-focused podcasts, “Psychologists Off the Clock,” and “Your Life in Process.”

As a clinical psychologist and expert in acceptance-based and science-backed approaches to living well, Diana helps her clients find breathing room from their problems so they can build a rich and meaningful life. In her practice, workshops, podcasts, and mentoring, Diana uses the combined tools of compassion and ACT to help her clients get unstuck and live more fully.

After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Diana went on to earn a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Dr. Diana Hill will be compensated for this workshop. She does not have any conflicts of interest.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund will be issued if canceled in writing to by September 30th.

Note: If you cannot attend the event live and had registered for CEs, a refund will be issued for your CE payment (less a 3% service fee) if canceled in writing to by September 30th.

After September 30th no refunds will be issued. 


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