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Advance Level Workshop in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th February 2015 at The Orchard Building, Stranmillis University College, Belfast

Attendees should have a working knowledge of the ACT model and clinical experience in the application of ACT. This workshop will refocus on ACT as a functional analytic behavior therapy that captures the full complexity of psychological suffering. Focusing on ACT as rooted in functional analysis allows clinicians optimal flexibility in dealing with even the most complex clients. The workshop will also use the latest ideas and findings from our research on perspective-taking to examine why ACT must target a client's sense of self in a fundamental way in order to facilitate lasting behavior change that is in line with the client values. The workshop will also show how a basic RFT account of metaphor can enable clinicians to construct highly targeted, functionally precise clinical metaphors with their clients. The workshop will include role plays and reviews of clients to show attendees how functional analysis, metaphor and perspective-taking can be integrated and are pivotal to using ACT with all clients.

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes B.Sc, Ph.D, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes is lecturer and head of department for the department of psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is a Fellow and ACT World Trainer: Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS) and has experience in ACT since 1998. She is one of the 13 World Grandfather Trainers. Yvonne works and provides supervision to others working with a wide range of clients across the life span and with various clinical presentations. Yvonne is a member of the ACBS research and training committees and has published extensively in the field of ACT.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Monday 9th February 2015


Tuesday 10th February 2015



Stranmillis University College, Belfast

Stranmillis Road , Belfast , BT9 5DY , Northern Ireland , UK •  Website•  Directions

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