Online Courses

Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Empowering Caregivers and Families of Children with Autism

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Are you a social worker who supports families and caregivers of individuals with autism? Are you looking for new strategies and techniques to help your clients manage the unique challenges that come with this role? This full day course is tailored to meet your needs. You will learn practical techniques for using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to improve the well-being of the caregivers and the individuals with autism. You will learn how to help caregivers manage stress and burnout, how to assist them in managing challenging behaviors, how to help them in finding a balance between caring for the child and themselves, and how to help them in communicating and connecting with the child. Through interactive exercises and real-life examples, this course will outline the six main ACT processes. You will discover powerful tools such as the ACT Matrix, Bullseye, Values, Present Moment and Defusion Exercises that can be used with clients to address these challenges.

Presented by: Tina Gandhi, B.A., MSW, RSW


  • OASW Member-Exclusive Early Bird Rate (until May 17): $179
  • Non-members, Allied Health Professionals and Other Professionals: $299


If cost is a barrier to participating in training through the OASW Learning Centre, pricing may be made available on a sliding scale. Contact Lydia Fernandes at [email protected].

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