Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Four Day Skills Intensive Part 2 (Day 1, Day 2) with David Gillanders and Henry Whitfield

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Jun 11 2020 - 9:30am - Jun 12 2020 - 5:30pm
World Region: 
United Kingdom
Dr. David Gillanders D.Clin.Psychol , ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT Trainer & Henry Whitfield MSc, ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT trainer.
Dates:11-12 June + 23-24 July 2020 (Thurs-Friday)
Time: Thursdays, 9:30 am for a 10:00 am start – 5:00 pm
Fridays, 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start – 4:30 pm
CPD Value: 28 Hours
Fee: £535
Using locations in Islington and Kings Cross
Prerequisite: Introductory ACT training with skills training, or experience of applying ACT to your client work.

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On completion of this intermediate-advanced level course you will have:

  • a thorough experience of case-formulation and it's application to a client of yours
  • received personal feedback from David or Henry on your style of practice
  • targeted areas for improvement in your personal ACT practice
  • expanded your physicalized repertoire If you didn’t already, you should feel confident enough to call yourself an ACT therapist, after this training.

Prerequisite: Our Four day Part 1 Intensive skills training, or equivalent skills training.

Four day programme breakdown

Day 5:
  • Where is your ACT practice currently at? A tool for finding holes in your skill set. What would you particularly like to improve during this training process?
  • Examples and practice of Functional analysis in case-formulation, and ‘on the fly’ in the therapeutic relationship.
  • David’s latest approach to case-formulation and treatment planning
  • Roleplay: put your treatment plan into action (with feedback from the trainers).
Day 6:
  • Facing barriers to being the therapist you would like to be.
  • Roleplay: taking the perpective of the client you/your diad/triad partner wishes to help (with feedback from the trainers to the person practicing)
  • Live demonstration – applying the physicalised lifeline protocol.
  • Realplay practice of the Lifeline with personal feedback from the trainers.
  • Setting tasks to practice before the next session
Day 7(after 4 weeks break):
  • Report back on how ACT practice went in personal and professional contexts. Troubleshooting questions answered.
  • Live demonstration of working with a difficult client, tracking the trainer’s moves with cross process tracking form.
  • Overview of common sticking points with examples of how to respond to them.
  • Further roleplay practice of sticking points discussed - with feedback from the trainers.
Day 8:
  • Going deeper and slower in your practice of ACT.
  • Moving beyond the techniques to work at relational depth.
  • Ways to nurture powerful and containing therapeutic relationships
  • Practice at showing up to in session emotion with compassion

The workshop presenters will be completing rounds during experiential pair work to give individual feedback on your ACT practice (numbers limited to 10 per trainer).  

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