Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Psychosis

University of Birmingham
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Friday 12th September 2014 (09:30-16:30)
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This one-day skills workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people recovering from psychosis using ACT. The transdiagnostic and functional model that underpins ACT emphasises the common processes that result in suffering, and amplify the impact of unusual experiences. 

ACT normalises the experience of suffering, while also providing a means to create a meaningful life in the face of unwanted experiences. ACT is consistent with a recovery-oriented approach, emphasising an understanding of a client’s personal values and goals, and providing evidence-based tools for taking effective action.

The facilitators will present their work on using ACT to help people with psychosis, which has been influenced by the broader developments in the psychological understanding of psychosis developed in the United Kingdom. ACT is an approach that is broadly consistent with cognitive behavioural approaches to psychosis, while with an emphasis on functional analysis and behavioural change methods. The workshop will incorporate illustrative case material to describe the approaches taken in using ACT in community, inpatient, and early intervention settings.

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

Facilitator: Dr Joe Oliver