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Putting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into Practice (Intermediate Level)

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University of Birmingham
Date of Event
20th September 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
18th September 2017
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Part of Birmingham ACT Week 2017. Facilitators: Dr Elizabeth Burnside & Mr Jim Lucas.

ACT is an evidence-based transdiagnostic intervention that that has its origins in the behavioural tradition of psychological therapy. It is concerned with helping individuals identify their values and taking committed action in the service of them. ACT identifies key processes that enable individuals to develop greater ‘psychological flexibility’ and teaches skills that help to change the relationship between an individual and their experience.

This one day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care builds on the preceding 'Experiential Introduction' workshop with the aim of providing knowledge and skills in introducing ACT principles into clinical practice. It will cover assessment and intervention strategies from an ACT perspective and suggest a broad protocol for using ACT clinically. The training will involve a mix of didactic teaching, mutimedia presentation, and experiential exercises.

http://www.cbt.bham.ac.uk/