Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD

Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD, is one of the founders of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 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 and Inside This Moment (Robinson & Gustavsson, coauthors, 2012, 2015). In addition, the second edition of his best selling self-help workbook on treating depression, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression (Robinson, coauthor, 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.” Dr. Strosahl provides training and consultation services for Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc. He is a pioneer in the movement to bring behavioral health services into primary care. He resides in Portland, OR.

IIBHN 2020 Presentation(s):

Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: Advanced Interventions for Pain, Depression, Trauma, Addiction, & Despair.
w/ Patricia Robinson, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) approach to human suffering.
  • Apply FACT assessment strategies to formulate compassionate and empowering conceptualizations of complex patients.
  • Apply FACT interventions to engage complex patients in working with their healthcare team to pursue more vitality.
  • Assess their personal level of flourishing and consider the relative contribution of work to their current efforts to flourishing.
Raoul RolfesKirk D. Strosahl, PhD