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ACTivating Your Practice: An Introductory Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) workshop

Presented by Dr Richard Bennett

About the event

This workshop has been organised by the Manchester Branch. This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

 Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS. Venue website

Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Lunch and r
efreshments are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours CPD. Registration closes at Midday on Monday 14 October. 

Are you a health professional with an interest in mindfulness, acceptance, or behaviour change? Are you interested in an introduction to ACT to see if this approach fits with your practice? If so, then this workshop is for you.

ACT is a unique transdiagnostic approach to psychological intervention that comes from the contextual behavioural science tradition. ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with behaviour change strategies, with the aim of helping people increase their psychological flexibility. It is concerned with helping individuals identify what is important to them and taking committed action in order that their behaviour is more consistent with their values. Rather than focusing on reducing ‘symptoms’ or changing thoughts, ACT promotes skills that help people developing a more helpful relationship with their inner experience.

The workshop will be highly interactive, involving a variety of methods including didactic teaching, experiential exercises, group work, and live/video demonstrations of therapeutic interventions.

Through participation in this workshop, you will:

• Understand the key concepts of ACT’s psychological flexibility model and the underlying science of relational frame theory

• Develop a toolkit of acceptance and diffusion techniques to work with difficult thoughts and feelings

• Use mindfulness skills to help clients connect with present moment experiences

• Engage clients in clarifying their values with a view to enacting purposeful behavioural change

About the presenter(s)

Dr Richard Bennett works as a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. He is employed as an Associate Professor in the Centre for Applied Psychology at the University of Birmingham, where he leads the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for High Intensity Workers.

He worked in adult and forensic mental health services in the NHS for over 20 years before setting up Think Psychology, an independent psychology practice offering, therapy, and supervision, and ACTivatingYourPractice.com, offering ACT training.

Richard is an active member of BABCP and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences (ACBS). He is recognised as a BABCP accredited psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer, and as an ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT trainer. He is the co-editor of ‘Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in Sport and Exercise’ and co-author of ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques’, ‘The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem’, and ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions’


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Face-to-Face Event
25 Oct 2024
75.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
100.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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