An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
for Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI)
Live CE Learning Opportunity  - August 27th and 28th
(11am – 3pm EST each day)
Earn up to 7 CE credits*
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an emerging transdiagnostic psychotherapeutic approach for the treatment of long-term chronic conditions, including Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI), such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Using an experiential approach, this session intends to introduce practitioners to the ACT model of case conceptualization in DGBIs. Further to that, a brief description of the model of intervention will also be provided, alongside some brief ACT consistent practices that can be easily incorporated into current patient management.
A Rome Foundation Continuing Medical Education program.
Nuno Ferreira, PhD,
CPsychol, AFBPsS
Associate Professor of
Clinical Psychology,
University of Nicosia
$300 Per Person (PsyD, PhD, MD, NP, PA, LSW, and Dietician)
and 7 CE Credits
$150.00 Per Student (PhD/PsyD or
MS students)
and 7 CE Credits

Learning Objectives
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the key aspects of the ACT model
  • To create ACT consistent formulations in DGBIs
  • Identify the components of and ACT intervention in DGBIs
  • ​Apply some brief ACT exercises in practice


Friday, August 27th:

  • Introducing the ACT model of suffering and growth (1 hr 45 min)
  • 30 min break
  • Case conceptualization and formulation in ACT: adapting it to DGBIs and sharing with your client (1 hr 45 min)

Saturday, August 28th:

  • Introducing ACT principles to DGBI clients: How to get the ball rolling (1 hr 45 mins)
  • 30 min break
  • Incorporating some basic ACT skills into your practice (1 hr 45 mins)

Supported by an Educational Grant from

Rome Psychogastroenterology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rome Psychogastroenterology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
About the Rome Foundation
The Rome Foundation is an independent not for profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides support for activities designed to create scientific data and educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with DGBI.

Over the last 19 years, the Rome organization has sought to legitimize and update our knowledge of the DGBIs. This has been accomplished by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. This knowledge permits clinical scientists to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice.
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