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Getting in on the ACT: An Introductory Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshop for CBT Practitioners

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ACT is an innovative form of cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s roots are in the radical behaviourism of B.F. Skinner, whilst at the level of technique it draws together elements from humanistic psychology, gestalt therapy, compassion focussed approaches, mindfulness, narrative approaches, use of imagery, and experiential learning. The resultant blend is a very person based, deep, flexible and creative approach, that is underpinned by empirically supported principles.

In this workshop, created specifically for BABCP Scottish Branch, you will be introduced to ACT ideas and concepts and you will be given some concrete therapeutic strategies that you can try out in the workshop with a partner. Through a combination of teaching, discussion, observation, experiential exercises and skills practice, you will get a flavour of the approach. You will be able to get some elements that you can directly import into your practice, and avenues for further study and training.

ACT is explicit that the kinds of things that get our client’s stuck are the same kind of things that get therapists stuck. For that reason, training in ACT includes experiential elements, where participants are invited to learn ACT from the inside and to experience the techniques and strategies that they are learning to apply to others. In a one-day training this is kept relatively light, but it is an important element of ACT training.

After this workshop, you will have a conceptual understanding of the model, some experiential sense of how the ACT processes apply to both client and therapist and some specific tools to begin incorporating into your work. You will also know if the approach suits your own way of working and where to go for further training and self-directed study.

Location Stirling
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 21 Feb 2020
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling FK9 4LA
Amount £100
Organiser BABCP
Speaker David Gillanders
CPD hours 6.5
Contact No. 0330 320 0851
Keywords ACT, Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy
Regions Scotland


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