The Head, Heart and Hands of ACT. A theoretical, experiential and practical introduction to the application of ACT for common mental health problems

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Nov 4 2019 - 9:30am - Nov 5 2019 - 4:30pm
World Region: 
United Kingdom
Jim Lucas

A 3 day training workshop – Nottingham 4th & 5th Nov & 2nd Dec 2019
Times: Registration from 9.00am, workshop 9.30am to 4.30pm (on all 3 days)
Venue: The Atrium, 99 Hucknall Road, Carrington, Nottingham, NG5 1QZ.

Days 1 and 2 will provide you with an overview of the entire ACT model. You’ll get to observe and understand the stance of an ACT Practitioner, allowing you to embody the processes of ACT as well as learning about how to teach these skills to your clients. You’ll hear about the philosophical and scientific foundations of ACT including the functional behavioural analytic account of the behaviour of language, Relational Frame Theory (RFT). We will move slowly through each of the six processes that make up psychological flexibility so that you get the chance to learn first-hand, how they work, through personal experience. There will be multiple opportunities to practice in pairs and small groups so that you get to try stuff out and receive real-time feedback.

In Day 3, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. We’ll examine the areas you’ve found tricky and work through them experientially. Anxiety and Depression are common presentations of distress in both primary and secondary care and you’ll learn more about how to adapt ACT to these forms of distress so that you can maximise your impact.

Finally, guidance will be given on how to facilitate ACT peer supervision groups so that you can continue your development after completing the course.

This workshop is aimed at beginners or those who know a little about ACT and want to increase their
understanding and expertise in delivering ACT.

Please complete the attached booking form to register.

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