ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide To ACT Basics and Beyond

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ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide To ACT Basics and Beyond

 
Workshop Leader: 
Russ Harris
 
Dates & Location of this 2-Day Workshop:
DCU Helix, Dublin City University
 
CE credits available: 13
9:00 - 17:15 on Tuesday, 25 June, 2019
9:00 - 17:15 on Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
 
Workshop Description:

Russ has a unique model for training, which he calls ‘ACT Made Simple’, because it covers so much material in a short space of time. He proudly proclaims each workshop a ‘jargon-free zone’ – and bases his training on three core values: simplicity, clarity, and having fun.
In this beginners-level workshop, you will learn how to apply ACT simply, quickly and effectively in clinical practice. By the end of two days, you will know:

  • The six core principles of ACT, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
  • Five powerful tools to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
  • Ten powerful ways to rapidly reduce the believability of negative thoughts (without challenging them)
  • A sound understanding of mindfulness, and how to use it therapeutically
  • How to innovate your own mindfulness techniques
  • How to effectively utilise ACT in a wide variety of clinical problems
  • How to effectively use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
  • How to apply ACT in your own life, to create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment
  • How to use ACT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients
  • How to access and experience a transcendent sense of self
  • How to fundamentally change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • How to help clients connect with their core values, and take committed action
  • How to use the "choice point" tool to map and structure your sessions
  • How to develop self-compassion in yourself and your clients

About Russ Harris, Ph.D.: 

Russ Harris, author of the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’, is a world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Russ’s background is in medicine. As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, and increasingly disenchanted with writing prescriptions. Ultimately this interest led to a total career change. He now works in two different, yet complementary roles – as a therapist and as a coach.

Since 2005, Russ has run over 600 workshops and provided ACT training for over 30,000 health professionals, including therapists, coaches, counselors, doctors, and psychologists. He has authored three ACT textbooks (including ACT Made Simple), and four ACT-based self-help books (including The Reality Slap). He has also been co-author of a further two self-help books. The Happiness Trap, is now the most widely-translated ACT book in the world, with over 600,000 copies sold worldwide, and editions in over 30 languages.

Russ has a unique model for training, which he calls ‘ACT Made Simple’, because it covers so much material in a short space of time. He proudly proclaims each workshop a ‘jargon-free zone’ – and bases his training on three core values: simplicity, clarity, and having fun. His highly-acclaimed ACT workshops are brief, powerful, and life-enhancing. Participants regularly report not only major improvements in their therapy and/or coaching, but also in their personal lives – and evaluation forms frequently praise his ability to make complex ideas seem very simple.  

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this workshop you will know:

  1. The basic core processes of the ACT model
  2. How to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
  3. A range of techniques for defusion from difficult thoughts
  4. Flexible ways of using mindfulness therapeutically without meditation
  5. How to use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
  6. How to apply ACT in your own life, to cope with stress and increase fulfilment
  7. How to access and experience a transcendent sense of self
  8. How to help clients connect with their core values, and take committed action
  9. How to use the "choice point" tool to map and structure your sessions
  10. How to develop self-compassion in yourself and your clients 

Target Audience: Beginner

Components: Conceptual analysis, Experiential exercises, Didactic presentation, Role play

Package Includes: A general certificate of attendance, lunch, and twice daily coffee/tea break on site.

CEs available: for psychologists