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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidenced-based form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Unlike other models of psychotherapy, ACT does not target symptom reduction, but aims to maximise a person’s potential to create a meaningful and full life by using processes such as mindfulness, acceptance and value-driven action.

At this workshop you will learn:

  • The six core principles of ACT and how to use them clinically
  • Case conceptualisation skills from an ACT perspective
  • Tools to develop psychological flexibility, acceptance and willingness
  • An understanding of mindfulness and how to use it therapeutically
  • How to effectively utilise ACT in a wide variety of clinical problems
  • How to effectively use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
  • How to apply ACT in your own life, to prevent worker burnout, manage the stressors of challenging clients and enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • How to help clients connect with their values and take committed action
  • How to change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • How to bring self compassion into the therapy room

Who should attend?

Anyone providing counselling, psychotherapeutic or casework services who wish to explore introductory ACT

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.