- ACT Essentials (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) -

Content
18 modules

Rating

Instructor
Dr William Davies

Price
£180.00

Description

ACT moves away from focusing too closely on ‘symptom reduction’ towards teaching how to live in a stable and rewarding way. So it teaches how to get in touch with your values, how to act in accordance with them, how to be aware of ‘the you that is always there’, how to see your passing thoughts and feelings for just that, how to accept thoughts and feelings you don’t like without over-struggling with them, and so how to live mainly in the present.

The APT has mastered the delivery of ACT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course.

"I really enjoyed the course and feel that I have learnt a lot and feel enthusiastic about using my newly acquired skills within my practice."

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply.

"Great training, really interesting and well structured."

With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using ACT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the radical nature of the therapy.


 

"I am delighted by this course. Dr Davies and his dry wit have been wonderful companions. Will buy and undertake others."

This course gives you a thorough introduction to ACT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or become a committed ACT practitioner, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.

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Objectives

The ACT Essentials course covers a great deal:

  • The differences between ACT and traditional cognitive behavioural therapy. Noticing, accepting and embracing thoughts and feelings, including unwanted ones, and taking action on them.
  • Getting in touch with "self-as-context" - the part of you that observes and experiences but is different from the part of you that has feelings, sensations, and memories.
  • Clarifying personal values and acting in accordance with them, thereby enhancing the quality of one's life.



 

  • The idea that the normal human state is one of distress, rather than distress being pathological.
  • Experiential avoidance, cognitive entanglement, and psychological rigidity, all of which may prevent one from acting in line with one's real values.
  • The FEAR acronym as a summary of what causes us problems:
    Fusion with your thoughts
    Evaluation of experience
    Avoidance of your experience
    Reason-giving for your behaviour
  • And the ACT acronym that summarises a more adaptive way of behaving:
    Accept your reactions and be 'present'
    Choose a valued direction
    Take action
  • Cognitive defusion: Learning how to overcome the natural tendency to regard our thoughts, images, emotions, and memories as sacred.
  • Acceptance: Accepting our thoughts and allowing them to come and go without fighting them.
  • Awareness of the here and now, experienced with openness, interest, and receptiveness.
  • Observing the self: Accessing a transcendent sense of self, the ever-present part of you that observes and experiences.
  • Values: Finding out what is most important to you and having clarity on it.
  • Committed action: Acting responsibly in line with your values.

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Level 2 Accreditation (18 hours CPD)

Learning Credits

CPD
18.0
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Introduction
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An Overview of ACT
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The ACT Hexaflex
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Case Formulation
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Aims of Session 1
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Contact with the Present Moment
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Acceptance
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A typical session plan
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How to run session 2 onwards
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Identifying and consolidating our values
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De-fusion
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Self as context
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Practice Based Evidence
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Committed Action
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Who is ACT Suitable For?
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Applying ACT Reliably
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What have you earned by completing this course
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Added 19 days ago, by Anonymous
It was great course. I learned a fair bit and used the information to research further if you want to delve deeper into each section.
 
Added 25 days ago, by Donal
clear and instructive but maybe could have done with some more challenging examples. Also, the area of values is complex and pre-supposes self-awareness and truthfulness on the part of the client - for instance it may be that what someones uber-value is approval from others rather than some socially approved value that everyone agrees is a good thing
 
Added 26 days ago, by Anonymous
Very helpful
 
Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
Very relevant and enjoyable. Content was very detailed and the additional resources helped to understand the course material.
 
Added about 1 month ago, by Ed
Concise, clear and well presented. I would have liked the application to more case studies.
 
Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
WELL THOUGHT OUT COURSE WITH CLEAR GUIDANCE AND THOUGHT VIDEO USE EXECELLENT TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING
 
Added about 2 months ago, by Jack
Very valuable information, presented well
 
Added 2 months ago, by Connor
Easy to understand and well put together.
 
Added 2 months ago, by Jane
I feel that I have learnt a lot about ACT from this course. It was easy to follow and I liked that I could do it in my own time and at my own pace. I also liked the experiential exercises. I feel that I have now got a good overview of the therapy and feel that I can confidently start to use it in my therapy practice.
 
Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
I found this course very well explained and very enjoyable. Look forward to doing my own research and incorporating it into my life and work

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