Join Us In Playa del Carmen, Mexico for:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 4-Day Intensive

Enhancing Your Practice with Acceptance, Self-Compassion, and Values-Based Action

November 07, 2024 – November 10, 2024 with Lisa Coyne , PhD

at the Iberostar Tucán & Quetzal

Train in the morning, vacation in the afternoon!

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Price After Deadline:


Early Registration Deadline:

September 26, 2024

Continuing Education Credits:


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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based intervention model grounded in mindfulness, self-compassion, and values-based action

Clients learn to encounter thoughts and feelings in a mindful way, neither dwelling on them nor pushing them away. At the same time, they are encouraged to act on their most deeply held values. In over 1000 randomized controlled trials, ACT has been shown to be efficacious for a wide variety of problems helping professionals address, including depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, substance abuse, chronic pain, dealing with cancer, stress, and stigma. Rather than going after reducing symptoms, ACT increases psychological flexibility: the capacity to turn to the present moment as a conscious human being and take action according to personally-chosen values.

In this highly interactive workshop, mental health professionals will be introduced or re-introduced to psychological flexibility both intellectually and experientially

You will learn what it’s like, in practice, to open up to thoughts and feelings without getting entangled in them, identify what truly matters to you, and take meaningful action. Training modalities will include brief lecture, clinical vignettes, clinical demonstrations, mindfulness exercises, experiential exercises, large group discussions, small group discussions, and small-group skills practice. You’ll get multiple opportunities to watch ACT demonstrations, practice ACT with yourself, and practice ACT skills with others. The workshop is intended to be both professionally and personally meaningful.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

The Ubiquity of Human Suffering and the Problem of Control
The Psychological Flexibility Model

Day 2

Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Defusion as an Alternative to Control
Identifying Values and Committing to Action from the Perspective of a Transcendent Sense of Self

Day 3

Clinical Demonstration of Hexaflex Processes
Small-Group Skills Practice

Day 4

The Therapeutic Relationship and Cultural Humility
Bringing ACT to Your Practice
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About Lisa Coyne , PhD

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to enhancing the psychological well-being of children, teens, adults and families for nearly 20 years. She is the founder and owner of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety. Previously, Dr. Coyne held a tenured professorship in Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University for nine years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She established the McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) and serves as a Senior Clinical Consultant at McLean Hospital. Dr. Coyne has served as the President of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science (the primary organization of the ACT community) and is on the Pediatric and Clinical Advisory Boards of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Additionally, she is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer with the ACBS.

Dr. Coyne has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, anxiety, OCD, and parenting. She is the author of The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents, Stuff That's Loud: A Teen's Guide to Unspiraling when OCD Gets Noisy, Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway, Tired of Anxiety: A Kid's Guide to Befriending Difficult Thoughts & Feelings and Living Your Life Anyway, and Tired of Teen Anxiety: A Young Person's Guide to Discovering Your Best Life (and Becoming Your Best Self).

Iberostar Tucán & Quetzal All-Inclusive Resort

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Iberostar Tucán is an authentic tropical paradise preserved with great care, a 5-star All-inclusive resort inspired by local culture inside a tropical rainforest. It is located on one of the Riviera Maya’s most stunning beaches and in the center of an especially attractive area due to its close proximity to the best recreational parks in Mexico and to the heart of Mayan culture, Tulum, which is less than one hour away from the hotel. Enjoy a family getaway in a destination with ideal weather.

The hotel’s Star Camp program offers activities and facilities designed specifically with our youngest guests in mind. Share memorable moments with your family at one of our 4 pools, and take advantage of our babysitting service. Then, check out Iberostar Aliveness, an idea that invites you to get in touch with both your inner self and with nature through a wide array of activities, healthy gastronomy, modern facilities, and the unforgettable SPA Sensations. *Due to the current situation, hotel services may be affected.

Services and Facilities

  • All-inclusive
  • Beachfront location with direct access to the beach
  • 4 Pools
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's activity programme & babysitter service (subject to charge)
  • SPA Sensations (subject to charge)
  • Golf Course within the hotel grounds (subject to charge)
  • PADI-certified Diving Centre (subject to charge)
  • Tennis, Water sports, Fitness center
  • Nightclub

Use promo code EBTSNOV24 when booking your room until October 6th, 2024.

After October 6th, hotels can still be booked at standard rates.

There are 2 adjacent hotels on the resort property, both at similar price points, and participants are free to book at either. When using our code, participants will be allowed to add up to 3 days to the beginning and/or end of their stay, if so desired.

  • The hotel requires a minimum booking of November 6 – 10, 2024.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Don’t wait to secure yours!

The training will be held in the Yucatan and Chiapas meeting rooms next to the hotel lobby.

Getting There

Closest International Airport:

Cancun International Airport (CAN)

Time from airport to resort:

55 minutes down the scenic coastal highway

Transportation to/from the resort:

Uber and other rideshares are prohibited from entering the Cancun Airport. You can easily get a taxi using the airport’s authorized taxi service or preschedule a shared or private shuttle and there is an abundance of options online. For your return trip, the hotel can call a taxi for you, or you can preschedule a shuttle.

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Early Registration Fee: $725.00 | Price After Early Registration Deadline: $775.00

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Terms and Conditions

  • Attendees are required to stay on site at the Iberostar Tucán complex for this training.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, EBTS holds the right to change trainers to someone of equal expertise in the subject.
  • There are no known conflicts of interest for this training
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 calendar days before the first day of the event. A full refund minus a 6% processing fee will be issued. Past this date, no refunds will be provided.
  • All grievance must be in writing to, and will be replied to within 5-10 business days
  • EBTS has no part in the financial agreement between you, the participant, and the hotel
  • If the training must be canceled on the part of EBTS for unforeseen reasons, a full refund will be issued. In this case, EBTS holds no financial responsibility for changes to airfare and other miscellaneous charges
  • Audio and/or visual recording of the training is prohibited
  • This venue is located outside of the United States and may not meet the United States ADA standard
  • EBTS fees do not include room and board and participants are required to book and manage their own accommodations.
  • Please review our frequently asked questions page for more information

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of This Training, Participants Will Be Able To:

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Credits sponsored by
  • Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
  • Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • Participants will be awarded 12 CE’s following the successful completion of this course.

This Course Is Approved for CE Credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content..
  • Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (LPCs, LMFTs and LBCs)
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 2-2025
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2802
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • South Carolina – is approved by the S.C. Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (#4696).
  • Illinois – is a registered social work CE sponsor by the State of Illinois. License 159.001607 Expires 11/30/2025
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • The Texas Board of Marriage & Family Therapists meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • New York Psychology Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
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