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Essentials: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Tuesday 09th June 2020

Leeds Venue TBC

12:30 Registration and Lunch, 13:00 Welcome and 16:30 Close


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an empirically based intervention which introduces a range of strategies to increase psychological flexibility. It is part of the 'third wave' development of the cognitive behavioral school of psychotherapy which now incorporates tools such as acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive defusion and committed action. ACT is commonly used within the NHS to work with sufferers of chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

Presented by Dr Rebekah Olive, Clinical Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council, PYL24259, this training will briefly introduce participants to the theory and research behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and introduce the concept of Psychological Flexibility. It will be an experimental session that will cover the 6 core processes of ACT. Participants will leave with ideas and tools for use with their clients, patients and themselves.

This course aims to provide delegates with:

  • An overview of the theory underpinning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Relational Frame Theory)
  • Understand the 6 core concepts of ACT
  • Have practical tools to use in a variety of settings with a range of presenting problems