Birmingham ACT Week

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Richard Bennett, Sally Bradley, Jim Lucas, Elizabeth Burnside, John Boorman, Joe Oliver, Ray Owen

‘BIRMINGHAM ACT WEEK 2017’
IS HERE!
 
Following the success of the previous Birmingham ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Week, we will be running the workshops again this September in a similar format.  We are also pleased to announce that for the first time this year, we’re also offering an advanced level training taking place immediately after ACT Week.  Each workshop will take place at the main University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus and the days run from 9:30am – 4:30pm.   Details of the workshops and how to pay are all below and further information regarding the workshops is available on our CBT Programmes website at www.birmingham.ac.uk/CBT (click on ‘Workshops’ on the top right). If you require any further information, please just let me know (all contact details are listed below).
 
The workshops are confirmed as:
 
An Experiential Introduction to ACT (Introductory level)
• Presented by Dr Richard Bennett and Dr Sally Bradley
• Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th September 2017.  9:30am – 4:30pm.
• £190.00 for the two days / current University of Birmingham students = £100.00
• To book a place via our online shop (if paying via debit / credit card only)
o http://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-psychology/psychology-courses/an-experiential-introduction-to-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-introductory-level
Please see below if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.
 
Outline
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 two day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care introduces the key principles of ACT, and the basic science of Relational Frame Theory, which informs the theory and practice of ACT.
 
Eligibility
This workshop is most suited to professionals who have some familiarity and experience of using psychological interventions, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in their work.  No previous knowledge of ACT will be assumed.

Putting ACT into Practice (Intermediate level)
• Presented by Dr Elizabeth Burnside and Mr Jim Lucas
• Wednesday 20th September 9:30am – 4:30pm.
• £95.00 / current University of Birmingham student rate £50.00
• To book a place via our online shop (pay via debit / credit card only):
http://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-psychology/psychology-courses/putting-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-into-practice-intermediate-level
Please see below if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week
 
Outline
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 vales 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.
 
Eligibility
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, although not essential.

Skills Development Workshop in ACT (Intermediate level)
• Presented by Dr Elizabeth Burnside and Dr John Boorman
• Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd September 2017. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
• £190.00 for 2 days / current University of Birmingham student rate £100.00
• To book a place via our online shop (pay via debit / credit card only):  http://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-psychology/psychology-courses/skills-development-workshop-in-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-intermediate-level
Please see below if you would like your employer to pay for your place or wish to attend all five workshops as part of ACT Week.
 
Outline
ACT is an evidence-based trans-diagnostic intervention that has its origins in the behavioural tradition.  It is concerned with helping individuals identify their vales 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.
 
Eligibility
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.
 
 
Wish to book on all five days of Birmingham ACT Week?
 
If you wish to attend all five days of ACT Week (18th – 22nd September) we are offering this at a reduced cost of £400.  In order to pay this rate, please visit the link below to pay via credit / debit card on our online shop:   http://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-psychology/psychology-courses/1822-september-act-week-2017
 
 
We are also now holding an advanced level ACT workshop taking place straight after ACT week.  This has very limited places and you are required to have had previous ACT training and experience of delivering it in practice.  Details are below:
 
ACT like a Pro (Advanced level)
• Presented by Dr Richard Bennett, Mr Jim Lucas, Dr Joe Oliver, Dr Ray Owen
• Saturday 23rd September – Sunday 24th September 2017. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
• £190.00 for 2 days / current University of Birmingham student rate £100.00
• To book a place via our online shop (pay via debit / credit card only): 
o http://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-psychology/psychology-courses/act-like-a-pro-advanced-level
Please see below if you if you would like your employer to pay for your place.  This course cannot be counted towards the ACT Week discount.
 
Outline
This two-day intensive skills development workshop is designed for those who are experienced in the delivery of ACT, and who have previously attended introductory and intermediate level training. Numbers are strictly limited to 32 and the bulk of the workshop will be conducted in small supervised practice groups of 8, each group working with each of the four facilitators in turn. It will focus on the development of a range of skills in delivering ACT in a supervised practice situation
 
Eligibility
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 knowledge of the ACT model and the core ACT processes. Experience of using ACT in practice is essential.
 
Please also be aware that if you book onto 2 days or more, you will receive a free copy of the book ‘ACTivate Your Life’ by Joe Oliver, Eric Morris, and Jon Hill.  For more information on the book, follow the link below. 
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1472111915/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_c_ezEOxbDZ47J02
 
 
BOOKING DETAILS
 
Pay for yourself via credit / debit card:  Please click on one of the links in the description of the workshop you are interested in.  This will take you through to our secure online shop.  You will need to create an account in order to make a secure payment
 
Your employer is paying:  Please visit our website www.birmingham.ac.uk/cbt  and click on ‘Workshops’ to download the form to complete.  Alternatively, contact psychology-placementadmin@contacts.bham.ac.uk for a form and to secure your place.