ACT in focus: navigating processes, procedures, and future directions

FREE workshop

2 hours (2 CE credits)
Intermediate level lecture
Recording available for 6 months
Therapists, students, practitioners and researchers interested in ACT

Course Description

Calling all ACT practitioners, therapists, and researchers! Prepare for an enlightening lecture featuring renowned ACT expert and ACBS peer-reviewed trainer, Dr. Richard Bennett. Richard, co-author of the esteemed ACT textbook “100 Key Points and Techniques in ACT” and associate professor at University of Birmingham, brings a wealth of clinical experience as an ACT therapist to this engaging talk.

Join Richard on a thought-provoking journey as he explores the essential elements of ACT: processes, procedures, and outcomes. Discover why a deep understanding of these components is crucial for enhancing your ACT practice. The lecture will conclude with an interactive Q&A session, providing a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with Richard himself.

ACT emerged on the behavioural psychology scene at the turn of the millennium, revolutionising the way we approach a wide range of human challenges. From mental health to workplace well-being, physical health, high-level performance, child development, and societal improvements, ACT has demonstrated its versatility. With an exponentially growing evidence base, it is now recommended by esteemed institutions such as the World Health Organization and national guidelines.

Now, as ACT has matured and ushered in a new era of process-driven psychological interventions, it is time to reflect on our progress and chart the course for the future. In this captivating lecture, Richard will explore three key areas:

  1. A review of the claims made about ACT’s core processes, procedures, and outcomes, providing insight into the foundations of this transformative therapy.
  2. An examination of how ACT established itself as a ground-breaking “third wave” cognitive-behavioural therapy, including the introduction of the Hexaflex and its practical implications for your practice.
  3. An appraisal of the current state of the evidence base and offering ideas for where ACT and its practitioners should focus their efforts in this era of process-based therapy.

This lecture is a must-attend for ACT practitioners, therapists, and researchers seeking to deepen their knowledge and explore the strengths and limitations of ACT. While the talk assumes a working knowledge of the ACT model, it will provide valuable insights to further develop your practice.

Reserve your spot now and join us for this enlightening lecture by Dr. Richard Bennett, a true authority in the field of ACT. Expand your understanding, gain fresh perspectives, and ignite your passion for process-based therapy. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity!

Who would benefit from this workshop?

This lecture is aimed at therapists, practitioners and researchers who already have a good foundational knowledge of ACT and who are generally interested in therapy processes.

HelloSelf Partnership

HelloSelf is delighted to be partnering with Contextual Consulting on this event. At HelloSelf we believe in delivering evidence based practice and this includes ACT. Many of our therapists are experts in delivering ACT and we are delighted to provide more training for experts wanting to upskill in this area. At HelloSelf we support our clinicians’ continued professional development through our community and events like this.


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After this talk you will be able to:

  1. Critically review the claims made about ACT's core processes, procedures, and outcomes
  2. Describe how ACT established itself as a "third wave" cognitive-behavioural therapy,
  3. Summarise the current state of the evidence base for ACT.

This program is sponsored by Contextual Consulting and is approved for 2 CE credits for psychologists. To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

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.

ACT in focus: navigating processes, procedures, and future directions
2 hours (2 CE credits)


To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

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We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared. There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the workshop.

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 6 months after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the workshop to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live workshop – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the workshop.

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions.

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