ACT As A Brief Intervention

ACT as a Brief Intervention – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

26th and 27th of November, 2015


Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of November, 2015
9.30am – 4.30pm both days
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY
Presenters: Kirk Strosahl Ph.D & Patricia Robinson, PhD

Clinicians are being faced with the ever growing pressures of how to optimise client outcomes with as few treatment sessions as possible. This workshop will introduce participants to Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (FACT), a brief, powerful, contextual behavioral intervention approach rooted in the three principles of acceptance, mindfulness and values based change.

This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop is super practical, demonstrating and practicing specific clinical techniques that make up the FACT approach: Focused contextual interviewing skills, using the Four Square and Psychological Flexibility Profile to promote rapid case formulation and treatment targeting, and core interventions such as the Life Path and True North exercises.  You will come away with a bundle of extra tools for your therapy toolkit!

Kirk and Patricia are dynamic and interesting speakers who, through out the workshop will use a combination mini-lectures, experiential exercises, clinical role plays, guided practice and video demonstrations. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see two world experts in ACT present their powerful and innovative model.

What You Will Learn

Participants will:

  • Learn about the evidence for radical change in therapy
  • Try out brief approaches to assessment
  • Discover brief, accurate case formulation strategies
  • Plan powerful interventions to improve client openness, awareness and engagement
  • Learn to use intervention tools that have tried and tested with a broad range of clients in a wide variety of treatment settings

About The Presenters

Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D.

Kirk StrosahlDr. Strosahl obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in 1981. He is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specialises in the application of ACT as a brief intervention. He continues to work as a practicing clinician, working side by side with Family Medicine Physicians in daily practice at Central Washington Family Medicine, in Yakima, Washington. His work extends well beyond the application of ACT principles in brief interventions. He has been a key influence in the movement to the redesign of the United States primary care system. He has consulted extensively with both public and private health and mental health care systems on the design and implementation of clinically effective models integrative behavioral care. He also served as the lead consultant for the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, Managed Care Technical Assistance Program, and has helped community health centers across the nation both design and implement primary care behavioral health integration programs. Dr. Strosahl is the author of numerous articles on the subjects of primary care behavioral health integration, outcome assessment in behavioral health and the use of practice guidelines and other empirically based methods in clinical practice. He has also co-authored professional and self-help books on the brief applications of ACT, including “Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (Robinson & Gustavsson, co-authors, 2012, New Harbinger Publications).

Patricia Robinson, PhD

Patricia RobinsonPatricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group, has explored integrated care from the perspective of a clinician, researcher, trainer, and health care consultant for over twenty years. She is widely regarded as a master clinician specializing in brief applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She currently consults with primary care systems around the United States that are seeking to integrate behavioral services into the general health care setting. She is an author of numerous articles and book chapters and has published six books, including Real Behavior Change in Primary Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Increasing Job Satisfaction (New Harbinger, 2010), Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services (with Jeffrey T. Reiter) (Springer, 2007), and Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (New Harbinger, 2012).



Super early bird – £199 (ends 24th August)

Early bird – £210 (ends 28th September)

Standard rate £239 (until 19th November)


Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included in the registration fee but you will have the option to purchase lunch in The Cecil Sharp House or at one of the many catering outlets outside of the venue.