Skills Development Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Intermediate Level

University of Birmingham
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Wednesday 10th (09:30) - Thursday 11th September 2014 (16:30)
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ACT is an evidence-based transdiagnostic intervention that has its origins in the behavioural tradition.  It is concerned with helping individuals identify their vales and taking committed action in the service of them. ACT identifies key processes that enable individuals to develop greater ‘psychological flexibility’ and teaches skills that help to change the relationship between an individual and their experience.

This workshop builds upon the introductory workshop, developing participants’ skills in using the ACT approach in clinical practice. Participants will be trained in case formulation, socialising the client to the ACT model and therapeutic relationship, flexible mindfulness exercises, values clarification and helping clients to develop willingness through the use of cognitive defusion methods.

The training will link ACT’s underlying theory, Relational Frame Theory (RFT), with practical techniques, the psychological flexibility model and broader cognitive behavioural skills.  Finally, participants will be introduced to the use of ACT as a brief intervention, in both individual and group formats.

The workshop will take place between 9:30am and 4:30pm. There are 40 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Further information and booking

Facilitator: Dr Joe Oliver & Dr John Boorman