Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: A Mindful Approach to Recovery

7th & 8th September, 2015


7th & 8th September, 2015
9.30am – 4.30pm both days
University of London, Nutford House, London, W1H 5UL
Presenters: Dr Joe Oliver & Dr Emma O’Donoghue

Contextual Consulting ConferenceDo you work with clients who experience distressing psychosis? Wondering how ACT – and mindfulness in general – can help? Want to help your clients more effectively manage distressing symptoms so they can lead full, rich and meaningful lives?

In this two-day, experiential workshop, Joe and Emma will introduce the core skills and knowledge to help people recover from psychosis, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis (ACTp). ACTp is a powerful behavioural approach that incorporates acceptance and mindfulness techniques to help people to disentangle from difficult thoughts, feelings or distressing experiences in order to engage in behaviours that are guided by personal values.

The workshop will draw on the presenters’ substantial experience using ACTp across a variety of settings and involve ACTp case formulation, group role-play and presenter’s audio/video material of therapy sessions.

What You Will Learn

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand how the problems of psychosis can be conceptualised using the ACT model
  • Understand how ACTp can be a pragmatic treatment for people with early and established psychosis as well as carers of people with psychosis
  • Learn how to use ACT metaphors and exercises adapted for treatment of psychosis
  • Learn key skills in facilitating ACTp in individual and group-based settings

You will receive:

  • The full manual used in the “ACT for Life” and “ACT for Recovery” group interventions for psychosis trials.

About The Presenters

Joe and Emma are both clinical psychologists who are experienced ACT therapists, researchers and trainers. Their research group has recently completed two trials on ACT groups for service users and carers in psychosis settings. Joe is co-editor of the textbook, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis” and the new ACT self help book, “ACTivate Your Life”.


Super early bird – £199 (ended)

Early bird – £210 (31st July)

Standard rate £239 (7th September)