ACT for beginners workshop

An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Access is for 6 months after purchase
6 hours (6 CE credits)
Introductory level
Suitable for psychologists, medics, therapists, coaches, social workers, physiotherapists etc

Course Description

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a strongly supported, evidence-based approach that uses acceptance, mindfulness, and values to bring about powerful changes in clients lives. ACT helps people reduce struggle with painful or unwanted internal experiences, while at the same time, facilitating active steps towards a life of purpose and meaning. It is underpinned by an elegantly complex theory of human language: Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

The changes ACT brings about are transformational as it speaks deeply to the human experience, cultivating meaning and purpose, even when pain or suffering looms large. Because of this, the ACT model is broadly applicable, and has been successfully applied in a vast range of areas, including with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, coaching, workplace stress, OCD, resilience, chronic pain and physical health problems. It’s also been used with all sorts of people: adults, adolescents, children, couples, parents, carers and older adults.

If you want to find out more about ACT how you can begin to bring the tools and techniques of into your own practice, then this workshop is for you! It is designed for practitioners who want to learn more about third wave approaches,  enhance their practice by developing skills in acceptance, mindfulness and values procedures.

Joe is an internationally renowned trainer who is skilled at creating a fun and engaging learning environments to help you develop practical skills you can use straight away with your clients.

After this workshop, you will be able to:
  • List the 6 core ACT processes and describe how to practically apply them
  • Describe ways to engage clients in exploring their personal values to drive purposeful life change
  • Utilise 5 key simple, but powerful methods to help clients untangle from difficult thoughts (without challenging them)
  • Identify how to use mindfulness in a flexible, formulation-informed manner
  • Explain how ACT methods can enhance your therapy relationships with clients to develop strong and meaningful connections.
  • Use a toolkit of diverse techniques to work with even the most tricky negative thoughts

This workshop is designed for a broad range of professionals, including psychologists, medics, therapists, coaches, social workers and physiotherapists.

If you have disability and require adjustments or accommodation, please email us at to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help you.

At the end of this training session you will be able to:

  • Describe the 6 core ACT processes and how they relate to psychological flexibility and describe how to practically apply them
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate client problems using ACT processes
  • Describe how to engage clients in exploring their personal values to drive purposeful life change
  • Utilise 5 key methods to help clients address  difficult and painful thoughts and emotions
  • Identify how to use mindfulness in a flexible, formulation-informed manner
  • Explain how ACT methods can enhance your therapy relationships with clients to develop strong and meaningful connections

Bennett, R., & Oliver, J. E. (2019). Acceptance and commitment therapy: 100 key points and techniques. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Contextual Consulting is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair their objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

There was no commercial support for this event. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This program is sponsored by Contextual Consulting and is approved for 6 CE credits for psychologists. To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

ACT for beginners workshop
$130.00 (+ VAT if applicable).
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