Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Health and Social Care services often have to choose between investing in training staff in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapies or Mindful approaches. Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) combines all three in an approach that is proving to be enormously effective in achieving positive outcomes for those with conditions including anxiety, depression and addiction.

ACT is part of the ‘third wave’ of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It aims to develop psychological flexibility and provides a framework to building a life that is worth living; one which is connected to values and creates meaning and purpose.

Course outline

This introductory course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to effectively incorporate ACT concepts into client interventions and reflect upon their own psychological wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

  • Human suffering - the brain’s predisposition.
  • Background to ACT.
  • Cognitive fusion.
  • Avoidance.
  • Acceptance.
  • The present moment and mindfulness.
  • Self as context.
  • Working with values.
  • Commitment.
  • Using the ACT matrix.
  • ACT assessment.

Maximum numbers



Two days

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