ACT Practitioner’s Toolkit and How To Use It

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

3 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 21 CPD hours

Course Brief

This practical three-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.

About the course:

  • Type: Experiential Live Workshop
  • Length - 3 Full Days; 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM UK time; 21 CPD hours
  • Mode of delivery - Live on Zoom
  • Attendance - essential on the day, there will be no just watching a post-course recording option as it is an experiential course

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.

Special Offer: Book the whole BPS Approved Certificate in ACT and save Over £130!

Day 1

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

Day 2

Relational Frame Theory – The power of language

  • Understanding language as a learned behaviour
  • Language, Psychopathology and Assessment
  • Using RFT in practice
    • Building behaviour 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

Day 3

  • 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

Special Offer: Book the whole BPS Approved Certificate in ACT and save Over £130!

For the full conditions of SDS ACT Accreditation please refer to the BPS Approved Certificate in ACT page.

Course Tutor

Prof Nuno Ferreira
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr Nuno Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Licenciature in Clinical Psychology from ISPA, Portugal, and a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.