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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques Workshop

Friday, 26 July 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques


With Richard Bennett and Joe Oliver

26th July 2019, 9:30 – 4:30, University College London

(registration comes with a free copy of book, 'ACT: Key Points and Techniques')



This one-day workshop hosted by the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences UK & Ireland Chapter aims to offer a novel and interactive way to learn about the ‘head, hands and heart’ of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).  It is intended as a fun and engaging introductory level workshop aimed at providing an overview of the approach and an opportunity for delegates to ask lots of questions about the theory, practice, and process of ACT.  The morning will comprise an interactive teaching presentation around the key features of the model and its application in practice.  The content of the afternoon will be determined by the audience. Our intention is to address questions chosen by the audience using a variety of methods including demonstrations, role play, video and interactive discussions.  The event will tie in with the release of our book of the same name and we will set ourselves the lofty target of teaching you 100 useful things about ACT over the course of the day.


What you will learn

 Given the flexible nature of the day, we have flexible learning objectives.  However, the content will be drawn from the following areas, and we will cover each of these, at least in part:


1. The Head of ACT – Philosophy and theory

  • Key Behavioural Principles
  • Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
  • Key processes in the ACT model

2. The Hands of ACT – Technique and practice

  • Assessment and formulation
  • Techniques for moving ACT processes
  • Structuring ACT interventions

3. The Heart of ACT - Context, strategy, and process

  • ACT in the context of other psychological interventions
  • Making decisions in practice
  • Issues within the therapeutic process



This workshop is most suited to professionals who have some familiarity and experience of using psychological interventions, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in their work. No previous knowledge of ACT will be assumed and it will be suitable for those new to the approach.  We also hope it will be useful to people who already have some familiarity to ACT and some experience of using the model in their practice.


About the Presenters

Richard Bennett works as a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. 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, supervision, and training.  Richard is also an active member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences (ACBS) and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).  He is recognised as a BABCP accredited psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and an ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT trainer.  He holds the position of treasurer on the ACBS UK and Ireland Chapter Board.  He is the co-author of “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques”.

Joe Oliver works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is the founder of Contextual Consulting. He is also Course Director for the UCL Post Graduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis and works within Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.   Joe is an active member of ACBS, holding the position of secretary on the ACBS UK & Ireland Chapter Board and is a peer reviewed ACT trainer. He is co-editor of “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Mindfulness for Psychosis”, and co-author of the self-help book, “ACTivate Your Life”,  and of the text books,  “ACT for Psychosis Recovery”, “Acceptance and Commitment Coaching” and “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques”. 



The fee for this one-day workshop is just £20.  Included within the fee, attendees will each receive a free copy of the 2019 book ‘Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques’ by Richard Bennett and Joe Oliver.  The fee is low as this is intended as a not-for-profit event.  The presenters will not be taking a fee themselves and the cost of the day is intended to cover the supply of the book and the general expenses of running the event.  Any profit will go to ACBS UK & Ireland to support its mission of representing and promoting the interests of contextual behavioural science and of its members.

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Cruciform Building B304 - LT1
Cruciform Building
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Friday, 26 July 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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