What is the workshop about?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a distinctive empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, alongside commitment and behavior change techniques. A key objective is to work with the client to increase psychological flexibility. This focus on flexibility involves helping the client contact the present moment fully as a conscious human being.
However, the practical implementation of the approach can involve many challenges and choices for the therapist. The workshop will look at some of the contemporary approaches to enacting ACT which go 'beyond the basics'.
This workshop assumes a basic knowledge of ACT. It is recommended that you attend Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - A Practical Introduction before you attend this workshop.
What will the workshop cover? (indicative)
- Recap of Basic Concepts in ACT
- Basic Ideas in ACT - Accept, Choose, Take Action
- 6 Core Processes
- The Model of Psychological Flexibility
- Hexaflex and Triflex
- Practical Techniques and Protocols in ACT
- Metaphors and their advanced application
- Values and Committed Action
- Integrating ACT with other modalites
- Case Study
- Advanced ideas in the Application of ACT to ourselves as therapists
- Contemporary applications - Depression | Anxiety | Chronic Pain | Insomnia | Migraine
- Critiques and limitations of ACT
How will the workshop be develivered?
Using a combination of interactive examples, case studies, video, exposition and small group work, the workshop will seek to engage attendees fully. A full set of the slides and anonymised audiences responses will be available to all delegates free of charge after the workshop.
What have previous delegates said about the ACT - A Practical Introduction workshop?
- Another helpful and very clear workshop from Practical CBT . Thank you .
- I feel clearer about the framework now and enjoyed the practical tips.
- Really helpful and interesting, there was lots I can incorporate into client work - thanks!
- Very good introduction to ACT. Understanding its principles and now I have tools to incorporate into my practice. Thank you
- I'm new to ACT and this was a really useful starting point for me. Feeling enthused to use some of the practical tips and learn alot more.
- This course has been very insightful and given me a clear overview of ACT
- A really good introduction for me. I am an OT in mental health and i can use this immediately. Thanks. Well delivered and a great pace too!! Always great training
- Brilliant reshresher, focused and nicely paced. Thank you
A full set of slides with extensive clickable links to online resources, is sent free to all delegates after the event. This also includes references to key sources.
A CPD Certificate of Attendance confirming 2 hours skills CPD is available to all delegates who attend.
Professor Patrick McGhee is a CBT therapist, psychologist and UK National Teaching Fellow. Educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he has completed CPD programmes at Harvard Business School and Ashridge. In 2017 he was a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at the universities of Cornell, Yale and MIT in the USA. He has taught, researched or practised in psychology and therapy for 30 years. His first post was a Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is the author of Thinking Psychologically (Palgrave) and co-editor of Accounting for Relationships (Methuen). He is an occasional columnist for the Guardian, the BBC and the Times Higher. He currently works in private practice in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He has full accreditation from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Joining instructions for the webinar will be sent to participants approximately 48 hours, 2 hours and 10 minutes before the start of the event. Please aim to join about 10 minutes before the start of the event to check connections.