July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
What is Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
and How Can it Improve Your Life?
Guest Speaker: Samuel S. Lample, LPC
According to Mr. Lample, “I believe Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to be the most powerful therapeutic approach due to its emphasis on living out one’s values today, as opposed to waiting to interact with values until the individual is “fixed” or “gets better.” In so doing, ACT creates hope for the hopeless.”
Samuel S. Lample is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Approved Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), CEDS Supervisor and an International OCD Foundation member and approved therapist. He has been treating individuals with eating disorders and OCD for the past 18 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Mr. Lample worked in an inpatient eating disorder treatment center for nearly a decade, as a therapist, Clinical Director and finally as the Director of Admissions. During this time, he also led the development of the nation’s first adolescent, male specific, inpatient eating disorder program. Before transitioning into full time private practice, Mr. Lample was the Clinical Director at Doorways, an intensive outpatient & outpatient practice in central Phoenix. There he developed and participated in adolescent specific IOPs for teens with OCD and eating disorders. Sam is passionate about teaching the new generation of therapists and has been an LPC Supervisor since 2008. He is also certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) to train & supervise individuals towards their Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Certification (CEDS). Mr. Lample provides individual, group and couples therapy for adults 18 years and older. He will consider working with younger Eating Disorder and OCD clients on a case-by-case basis. Originally from Baltimore, Sam earned an undergraduate degree in business at Bryant University in Rhode Island and graduated from Regent University in 2000 with his master’s in counseling. He has been married to his wife Krista for almost 12 years and enjoys golf, travel, and movies.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – The Mental Health Coalition presents a FREE program the last Monday of the month. The program is open to the public and we have a speaker or panel who discuss a specific area of mental illness.