ACT Intermediate Skills Workshop with Joe Oliver

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November


Thursday 28th & Friday 29th November, 2019
 9- 4.30pm on Day 1 & 9 – 3.30pm on Day 2
St Alban’s Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB
Presenter: Dr. Joe Oliver

This workshop builds upon the introductory workshop, deepening participants’ abilities in using the ACT approach in clinical practice. Participants will learn how to rapidly develop ACT based case formulation and apply it in a fluid and flexible way. Joe will also teach a range of practical skills to use acceptance, defusion and mindfulness techniques effectively.

Joe will create a fun and engaging learning environment in which new skills and be developed and extended. This will involve small skills group work, live and video demos and experiential exercises.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The key factors in resistance to change- and how to overcome them
  • A variety of new and powerful metaphors
  • Experiential exercises in forgiveness and compassion
  • New cognitive defusion techniques
  • New mindfulness techniques
  • How to add to your toolkit of powerful and new techniques to work with even the most tricky negative thoughts.

You’ll also discover:

  • How to engage clients in creatively exploring their personal values to drive purposeful life change.
  • Ways to use mindfulness in a flexible, formulation-informed manner.
  • How to supercharge your therapy relationship to develop strong and meaningful
  • How to get to values with clients who say ‘I don’t know’
  • Methods to rapidly and easily conceptualize cases and figure out ACT interventions
  • Techniques to turn boring, frustrating sessions into vital, engaging encounters

About The Presenter

 Dr Joe Oliver

Conference held at Friends House, London on 24 April 2015Joe is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and director for Contextual Consulting. He is also Course Director for the UCL PG Diploma in CBT for Psychosis and works within Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He has been developing and researching individual and group interventions in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.  Joe is an active member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies ACT SIG and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences as a peer reviewed ACT trainer. He is co-editor of the book, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis with Wiley-Blackwell, and co-author of  ACTivate Your Life with Constable Robinson and ACT for Psychosis Recovery with New Harbinger.


  • Early bird – £240 (£288 inc VAT) – ends 1st November
  • Standard rate £270 (£324 inc VAT) – from 1st November
  • Special “Bring a Friend” 30% discount – book 2 places: £168 per person (£201.60 inc VAT) – limited places available
  • Discount code 30% off if you have attended an Introductory workshop with us before



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 at one of the many catering outlets outside of the venue.