Taking ACTion To Enhance Your CBT Practice

This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

February 24, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


Using all your Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) skills with your clients but getting nowhere? Join us for this workshop to learn how to enhance your CBT Skills with ACT. Isn’t it time to take ACTion? This workshop will cover the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques and will teach attendees how to integrate these approaches into their Cognitive Behavioral Practice. Learn practical hands-on ACT skills to use with your clients.
Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
1. Review Basic Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and apply them to social work practice.
2. Learn the basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and apply them to social work practice.
3. Learn how to apply ACT techniques in a CBT framework in a variety of social work settings.
Note: Although this workshop will cover the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attendees should have prior knowledge of CBT and experience in using it with their clients.


Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW

Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist
Clinical Researcher at the Anxiety Disorders Center
New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center

Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW earned a PhD in Social Welfare from Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Dr. Schmidt is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City and maintains a private practice in midtown Manhattan treating a large variety of disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Impulse Control Disorders (trichotillomania, skin picking, etc. Dr. Schmidt specializes in treatment using evidence based practices (including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Habit Reversal). He also works at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. He has worked there since 2000 as a Project Director, Psychotherapist and Clinical Researcher. In this role, he evaluates and treats patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He also provides supervision and oversight of multiple NIMH funded research studies investigating the clinical treatment and etiology of OCD. Dr. Schmidt also teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the post-masters advanced clinical treatment program at New York University and in the MSW program at Hunter College.