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Thu 11 Apr

Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)


St. James Hospital, Dublin 8.

€100 IASW members/€ non-members

ACT is an evidence-based behavioural therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness skills and commitment to behaviour change to develop psychological flexibility and help clarify and direct behaviour guided by values.

The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with this. As we attempt to create meaning in our lives, we will encounter all sorts of barriers, in the form of unpleasant and unwanted ‘private experiences’ (thoughts, images, feelings, sensations, urges, and memories). ACT provides effective skills for handling these private experiences by teaching people to notice, accept and embrace them. 

Aims of the Training:  

 Introduction to the theory and evidence base

• Practical, evidence-based tools to apply with their clients 

• Personal and professional development 

• Participants to be shown how to apply ACT to their own life to enhance their ways of responding to unwanted private experiences.

The workshop will run over two days; consisting of an initial training seminar, and a follow-up session 6 weeks later. The course will include a mix of teaching, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential individual and group exercises. The follow-up day will provide an opportunity for therapists to bring back their experiences having implemented ACT in their practice. They will have a chance to discuss successes and challenges with this method for shared learning and problem-solving. 

Director Aisling Leonard-Curtin (ACT Now Ireland) will facilitate this training. She is one of a small number of peer-reviewed ACT trainers in the world 

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