Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills development workshop
Book your ticket at www.birmingham.ac.uk/actweek
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.
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.
About Jim Lucas
Presented by ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer Dr Elizabeth Burnside & Clinical Psychologist specialist for children, adolescents and families, Dr John Boorman.