Putting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into practice (introductory level)
Book your ticket at www.birmingham.ac.uk/actweek
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.
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.
About Jim Lucas
Presented by Dr Rachel Black, Clinical Psychologist specialist in Adult Acute Mental Health and ACBS Peer reviewed ACT Trainer, Jim Lucas.