Birmingham ACT Week - Skills Development Workshop in ACT (Intermediate level)

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Sep 19 2019 - 9:30am - Sep 20 2019 - 4:30pm
World Region: 
United Kingdom
(Arabic) اللغة العربية
Rachel Black, Jim Lucas

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 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. The teaching will involve a mixture of didactic teaching, experiential exercises, video, and live demonstration, with an emphasis on participants practicing skills in a small group format.

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, and this will not be covered in any depth. Some experience of using ACT in practice will be beneficial.

If you book onto this course, you will receive a free copy of Richard Bennett and Joe Oliver’s (2019) book ‘Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques’.

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