This practical one day course can be taken as a module of BPS Approved Certificate in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) or as an independent training for practitioners already familiar with the basics of ACT. Participants should have completed the ACT Introductory Course or other comparable introductory course and being willing to share anonymous cases to discuss during the course.
This Module is ONLY available as in-the-room training and not via Interactive Webcast in order to maximise tutor' direct feedback during your learning
In this course, you will be working on three key tools that are essential to any ACT practitioner:
- awareness of one’s practice;
- a theoretical understanding of one’s practice;
- and a pragmatic approach to the implementation of context and theory awareness.
This course will therefore focus primarily on the process of engaging in ACT practice from a flexible stance, using the latest advances in theory and research to guide your future practice.
Functional analysis of your practice. Are you struggling with a particular area of practice?
- Advanced Case conceptualization
- Moving from Case conceptualization to intervention
- Structuring the Intervention (Process based approach)
- Noticing your own barriers as a therapist (psychotherapeutic inflexibility)
- Being an ACT practitioner from the Heart: Open, Aware, Engaged
Relational Frame Theory – The power of language
- Understanding language as a learned behavior
- Language, Psychopathology and Assessment
- Using RFT in practice
- Building behavior change
- Building a flexible sense of self
- Building Motivation
- Creating your own Metaphors
- Functional analysis of a metaphor
- Catching Metaphors in session and co-creating a metaphor with your client
- In session process activation – The three opportunities model
- Opportunity to notice
- Opportunity to choose
- Opportunity to ACT
- Bringing the Three Opportunities model to the client’s context
SDS Accreditation in ACT, Level 2 (Advanced Assessed Academic Competence) means you have undertaken training as in Level 1, completed the training course within the Module 2 (The ACT Practitioners Toolkit & How to Use It) of the ACT Certificate and also passed the online exam.
This level of accreditation gives you a Certificate of Completion with Advanced Assessed Academic Competence, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have SDS Accreditation in ACT Level 2 (Advanced Assessed Academic Competence) and can use qualification, ACTAccred. (AAAC) in your title.
Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, and is renewable by sitting an online refresher or attending a live course/webcast. Successful completion of the online refresher, which includes the associated exam, maintains your SDS Level 2 Accreditation.