POOF-related
Projects

Live Online Courses - Culturally Tailored ACT
Targeting Black Racial Trauma (PRAXIS)

In this PRAXIS-sponsored online course  (https://www.praxiscet.com/events/culturally-tailored-act/) Dr. Payne shows how to incorporate the POOF model into work with Black clients. 

Over four weekly sessions, the following is addressed:

  • Utilizing accessible language and cultural touchstones to reimagine the hexaflex

  • Working with collective and community values in addition to personal values

  • Integrating a cultural humility framework into therapeutic practice

  • Incorporating an understanding of the social determinants of health (access to healthcare, access to food, social and community context, etc.) into ACT work

The course was offered in May 2021 and will be offered again in May 2022: https://www.praxiscet.com/events/culturally-tailored-act-may-2022/

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Book Coming December 1. 2022: "Out of the Fire: Healing Black Trauma Caused by Systemic Racism Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy"
by New Harbinger Press

To date, there are no books on ACT adapted to the trauma that African Americans face. This groundbreaking book looks deeply at the type of trauma - racial, intergenerational, and historical - that African Americans face and shows how tailored ACT can help pull people out of the fire of trauma. The official launch date is December 1st, but the book is officially out for pre-order at various major locations: https://www.praxiscet.com/events/culturally-tailored-act-may-2022/.

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Culturally Tailored ACT - Consultation and Research

Dr. Payne is selectively available for individual or group consultation and training on the POOF model. Please contact her by email to discuss your specific needs and to obtain her hourly consultation rate.

In addition, Dr. Payne engages in continued empirical research on the culturally-tailored model (grants and publications). Please contact her by email to discuss potential collaboration efforts.

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