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Taking your next steps in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Health Problems

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March 2017 at Hilton Marble Arch, London

Using primarily experiential exercises, discussion, modelling and roleplaying, we will review progress and obstacles to applying ACT, and we will practice using ACT-based strategies to work on these obstacles. We will practice ACT work in role play, and real play, enhance therapist flexibility and openness using exercises and introduce additional methods. This training will enhance your ability to see with ACT eyes (assessment and case conceptualisation), to listen with ACT ears (sensitivity to process) and to work from an ACT place (deliver strategies and ways of speaking). The training will also draw heavily on ACT conceptualisations of compassion, to enhance practitioner self-care and self-support, as a foundation from which to work.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • Opportunities to practice ACT with peer coaching
  • Greater fluidity with the model
  • Enhanced confidence in delivering ACT
  • Enhanced skills in delivering ACT
  • Increased therapist flexibility and self-compassion / self-care

This training is suitable for people from any professional background who have experience of delivering structured psychological interventions and strategies. This includes but is not limited to applied psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, coaches, psychological wellbeing practitioners and medical practitioners.

In addition, you must have attended an introductory training in ACT that covers both a conceptual and experiential introduction to the ACT model (the six processes of psychological flexibility). Ideally, this would be a training of at least two days. You should be familiar with the six processes both intellectually / conceptually, and to have some sense of what it feels like to contact them from the inside. Ideally you should have had at least some experience of beginning to apply the ACT model in your professional role, whether that is therapy, coaching, training or other application.

We will not cover basic theory and concepts on this training, so do not register for this training if the above does not apply.

Pre Course Reading:

As above

Resources are available for members of ACBS at: https://contextualscience.org/david_gillanders_training_page

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507

Please note, this event will be credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking, in certain circumstances we may be able to accept bookings with invoice requests. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Agenda

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Content and timings subject to change

09:00Registration and refreshments
09:30Conference Welcome
12:30Lunch
16:30Conference Close

Thursday 9th March 2017

Content and timings subject to change

09:00Registration and refreshments
09:30Conference Welcome
12:30Lunch
16:30Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Dr David Gillanders, CPsychol, Chartered Psychologist

Speaker
David Gillanders is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, member of the British Psychological Society, Health & Care Professions Council, British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy and a founder member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. He is a senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Edinburgh and Academic Director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Formerly working for the NHS, he has extensive experience of working psychologically with people with chronic health problems from both an ACT and traditional CBT perspective. Like most clinical psychologists he also has training and experience in applying other theoretical approaches, such as systemic and psychodynamic thinking. David has trained several hundred therapists in this approach across the globe and also supervises others using an ACT approach.

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