Enhancing exposure treatment with ACT

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7th July 2022, 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
  • Do you work with people who suffer from long-term anxiety?
  • How much do you know about the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach to exposure treatment?

In this half-day online workshop, I'll help you enhance your fear exposure interventions using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), so your clients go beyond their fears and build a life they never imagined possible.

How can it help?

Fear exposure interventions are the most powerful way to help people get rid of chronic anxiety. Many of your clients will be struggling with:

  • uncertainty
  • excessive worry
  • obsessive compulsivity
  • loneliness
  • the possibility of losing control

Having a solid, scientifically-supported and effective method will give you the means to help people go beyond their fears and build a life they never imagined possible.

Who can come?

This workshop is suitable for any practitioner who uses ACT with clients. Therapists, Psychologists, PWPs, Counsellors, Coaches, OTs and Physiotherapists will benefit hugely.

I'm a complete beginner. Will it be suitable?

Yes, although some introductory ACT knowledge and skills always help. You'll get more out of it if you have a caseload and have done some exposure-based work before using CBT and ERP. Some minor familiarity will allow you to get the most from the workshop.

The ACT approach to exposure interventions

Exposure treatments aren't new, but many practitioners emphasise less critical aspects like habituation. Studies within the cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) have discovered that a different focus in exposure work tends to be more effective.

Similarly, ACT integrates well into traditional exposure interventions and focuses on helping people carry their fears while approaching life. By giving clients a broader range of skills, they learn to be brave and compassionate in the face of panic.

What will I learn?

​In this workshop, you'll learn how to use the head, hands and heart of ACT to make your exposure interventions more precise. By embodying psychological flexibility, you can walk with your client towards discomfort and uncertainty to transform their lives and your practice.

Through a combination of demonstration, small group practice, and theoretical description, you will develop your capacity to create contexts between you and your client that allow you to shape psychological flexibility through the therapeutic relationship.

How much is it?

Reserve your spot for £59.99 (USD 75 / Euro 70 approx.)

Full refunds are available within 14 days of booking*. We will not issue any refunds after 14 days, or the event has taken place.

*Only applicable before the event.

Please complete your registration, and we'll see you there.

Thursday 7th July 2022 from 1pm to 5pm (BST).

Register your place at openforwards.ck.page.

Can I watch it back afterwards?

Yes. You'll get access to a recording for four weeks. Please note it will be better if you can attend live to participate in the practice sessions.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact me.

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Hosted by Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas specialises in helping practitioners integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into their clinical work. Having trained in humanistic approaches and traditional CBT, Jim now works primarily from an ACT model. He has helped 1000s of practitioners develop their knowledge and skills of ACT. Jim is an ACBS peer-reviewed ACT Trainer

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