ACT and ERP for Anxiety: An Introduction to Using Third-Wave Behavioral Approaches to Enhance Exposure Therapy


This course was held on September 20, 2023


Blaise Amendolace, PsyD, Clinical Director

ACT and ERP for Anxiety: An Introduction to Using Third-Wave Behavioral Approaches to Enhance Exposure Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) has been found to be an effective therapeutic technique when shifting from a symptom reduction model towards an acceptance-based approach. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) allows exposure therapists to employ multiple strategies when treating anxiety, including mindfulness-based behavioral techniques, values-based decision making, and acceptance of unwanted thoughts and emotions. Research supports the efficacy of these techniques to enable your goal of allowing clients to move past their history with anxiety.

This seminar will provide an overview of the history of both ERP and ACT and examine the overlap between ACT and Inhibitory Learning approaches to ERP. Additionally, we will review recent research supporting the use of ACT in ERP work, as well as practical applications of ACT to employ with clients experiencing a range of anxiety related disorders and OCD.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of both ERP and ACT.
  • Attendees will be able to identify the overlap between ACT theory and Inhibitory Learning.
  • Learn about promising research outcomes in the treatment of mild to severe anxiety and OCD-related disorders.
  • Review practical applications of ERP and ACT for use with clients.

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Blaise Amendolace, PsyD

Clinical Director

Blaise Amendolace, PsyD BS, Florida State University // MS, Florida Institute of Technology // PsyD, Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Blaise Amendolace joins Anxiety Institute with over 15 years of experience serving in the roles of Clinical Director, Assessment Coordinator, and Training Coordinator, with expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a highly specialized subcategory of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, he serves as a Board member of the OCD Central and South Florida affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

His experience included a wide variety of work environments that focused on teens and young adults, enabling him to master effective techniques for treating a range of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

With this diverse background, Blaise is able to oversee the entire therapeutic process, including conducting intake assessmentsdetermining the type of therapy best suited for each client, implementing and supervising customized treatment plans, and utilizing scientifically based measurements to evaluate progress.

Blaise simultaneously boasts a distinguished academic career, with multiple publication credits. His teaching and mentoring experience encompasses a range of topics, such as managing group therapy, individualized modalities, and clinical supervision. His ability to teach and supervise effectively contributes immensely to the enhancement of skills of all Anxiety Institute clinicians.

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