Birmingham ACT Week 2018 is here!

Following the success of the previous Birmingham ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Week, we will be running the workshops again this September in a similar format.  We are also pleased to announce that we are offering an advanced level training taking place at the end of ACT Week.  Each workshop will take place at the main University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus and the days run from 9:30am – 4:30pm.   

Details of the workshops and how to pay are all below. If you require any further information, please see our contact details on the right.

The workshops are confirmed as:

An Experiential Introduction to ACT (Introductory level)

  • Presented by Dr Richard Bennett and Dr Sally Bradley
  • Monday 17th – Tuesday 18th September 2018.  9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • £190.00 for the two days / current University of Birmingham students = £100.00

Book via our online shop (debit/credit card only)
Please see the Booking Details in the righthand column if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.

Outline

ACT is an evidence-based trans-diagnostic intervention that has its origins in the behavioural tradition.  It is concerned with helping individuals identify their values 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 two day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care introduces the key principles of ACT, and the basic science of Relational Frame Theory, which informs the theory and practice of ACT.

Eligibility

This workshop is most suited to professionals who have some familiarity and experience of using psychological interventions, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in their work.  No previous knowledge of ACT will be assumed.


Putting ACT into Practice (Introductory level)

  • Presented by Dr Rachel Black and Mr Jim Lucas
  • Wednesday 19th September 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • £95.00 / current University of Birmingham student rate £50.00

Book via our online shop (debit/credit card only)
Please see the Booking Details in the righthand column if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.

Outline

ACT is an evidence-based trans-diagnostic intervention that that has its origins in the behavioural tradition of psychological therapy.  It is concerned with helping individuals identify their values 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 one day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care builds on the preceding 'Experiential Introduction' workshop with the aim of providing knowledge and skills in introducing ACT principles into clinical practice.  It will cover assessment and intervention strategies from an ACT perspective and suggest a broad protocol for using ACT clinically.

Eligibility

This workshop will be most suited to professionals who have undertaken a basic introductory course in ACT, either at The University of Birmingham or elsewhere.  The workshop facilitators will assume that delegates have a basic knowledge of the ACT model and the core ACT processes.  Some experience of using ACT in practice will be beneficial, although not essential.


Skills Development Workshop in ACT (Intermediate level)

  • Presented by Dr Elizabeth Burnside and Dr John Boorman
  • Thursday 20th – Friday 21st September 2018. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • £190.00 for 2 days / current University of Birmingham student rate £100.00

Book via our online shop (debit/credit card only)
Please see the Booking Details in the righthand column if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.

Outline

ACT is an evidence-based trans-diagnostic intervention that has its origins in the behavioural tradition.  It is concerned with helping individuals identify their values 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.

Eligibility

This workshop will be most suited to professionals who have undertaken an introductory course in ACT, either at The University of Birmingham or elsewhere.  The workshop facilitators will assume that delegates have a basic knowledge of the ACT model and the core ACT processes.  Some experience of using ACT in practice will be beneficial.


We are also now holding an advanced level ACT workshop taking place at the end of ACT week.  This has very limited places and you are required to have had previous ACT training and experience of delivering it in practice.  Details are:

ACT like a Pro (Advanced level)

  • Presented by Dr Richard Bennett, Mr Jim Lucas, Dr Joe Oliver, Dr Ray Owen
  • Saturday 22nd September – Sunday 23rd September 2018. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • £190.00 for 2 days / current University of Birmingham student rate £100.00

Book via our online shop (debit/credit card only)
Please see the Booking Details in the righthand column if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.

Outline

This two-day intensive skills development workshop is designed for those who are experienced in the delivery of ACT, and who have previously attended introductory and intermediate level training. Numbers are strictly limited to 32 and the bulk of the workshop will be conducted in small supervised practice groups of 8, each group working with each of the four facilitators in turn.  It will focus on the development of a range of skills in delivering ACT in a supervised practice situation

Eligibility

This workshop will be most suited to professionals who have undertaken previous training courses in ACT, either at The University of Birmingham or elsewhere, and who use the approach regularly.  The workshop facilitators will assume that delegates have a knowledge of the ACT model and the core ACT processes. Experience of using ACT in practice is essential.


Please also be aware that if you book onto 2 days or more, you will receive a free copy of the book ‘ACTivate Your Life’ by Joe Oliver, Eric Morris, and Jon Hill.  More information on the book is available via Amazon here.