Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

ACT as a Brief Intervention

Dr Kirk Strosahl & Dr Patricia Robinson

online training | 12-hours | 4 sessions

About this course

Now more than ever, clinicians are under pressure to optimize client outcomes in as few sessions as possible. Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) treats every therapy session as if it’s the last, empowering clinicians to maximize the likelihood of meaningful change here and now.

In January 2021, join Dr Kirk Strosahl and Dr Patti Robinson, co-founders of FACT and world-renowned authors, for this applied FACT training. Over the course of four days, this 12-hour workshop delivered via Zoom will provide a brief introduction to the theoretical basis of FACT and hands-on tools for the mastery of foundational FACT skills. Participants will learn to assess, conceptualize, and deliver powerful brief interventions, further learning to shift from traditional diagnostic-based treatment services to FACT. Enhance your clinical toolkit and learn how to effectively optimize your therapeutic approach.

Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2021: 3 pm – 7:30 pm GMT

Saturday, January 16, 2021: 3 pm – 5:30 pm GMT

Friday, January 22, 2021: 3 pm – 7:30 pm GMT

Saturday, January 23, 2021: 3 pm – 5:30 pm GMT

Cost & Registration

€275 for complete access to the online training via Zoom. Reduced rate of €225 offered for students and unwaged/ low waged attendees. 10% discount for members of our mailing list (join below). 20% discount for graduates of our Advanced ACT MBI Course. €75 discount for people that register for our upcoming certification course with Dr Scarlet.

Space is limited. To secure your place, sign up via Eventbrite.

Weekend 1: Content Breakdown

Day 1.
3:00 pm: FACT Basics Brief review of reading
4:00 pm: Break
4:15 pm: Now, let’s learn to do FACT! Patient preparation, Functional assessment, Contextual Interview Questions, Rating Scales
5:00 pm: Workability, Conceptualization – Four Square, PAT
5:15 pm: Break
5:30 pm: Demonstration and skill practice. Assessment and Conceptualization Roleplay Practice – Use FACT Tools to conduct assessments and conceptualize
7:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations
7:30 pm: End

Day 2.
3:00 pm: Review
3:10 pm: Measuring Psychological Flexibility
3:15 pm: Assessment and Conceptualization: Complex Patients. Use FACT Tools to conduct assessments and conceptualize
4:00 pm: Break
4:15 pm: Demonstration and skill practice. Assessment and Conceptualization Roleplay Practice
5:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations
5:30 pm: End

Weekend 2: Content Breakdown

Day 1.
3:00 pm: Review
3:15 pm: Working in the Moment to Create Change in Psychological Flexibility Intervention Demonstration Debrief
3:45 pm: Zoom in: Values Talk. Roleplay demonstration using case suggest by participants
4:00 pm: Break
4:45 pm: Zoom in: Behavioral Variability. Zoom in: Follow-up Visits
5:15 pm: Break
5:30 pm: Demonstration and skill practice intervention in initial and follow-up visits
6:30 pm: Metaphors. Life Path: Video demonstration
7:00 pm: Question and Answers, Targeted demonstrations
7:30 pm: End

Day 2.
3:00 pm: Review. Life Path Role Play Practice
3:45 pm: Bull’s-Eye Plan: Video demonstration
4:15 pm: Break
4:30 pm: Bull’s-Eye Role Play Practice
5:00 pm: Health Worker Resilience
5:15 pm: Discussion, Question and Answers, A Going Forward
5:30 pm: End

Who is this training for?

A variety of professions, including and not limited to:
Psychologists
Psychotherapists
Coaches
GPs
Psychiatrists
Speech and Language Therapists
Occupational therapists
Physiotherapists
Executive coaches

Prerequisites

Some familiarity with the ACT model is recommended but not required.

This training will include a number of experiential exercises that are completed in pairs. For this reason, we recommend signing up with a learning partner that you can work with throughout the sessions and connect with for continued support following the workshop. If you are registering solo, we will find a learning partner for you within the context of the training.

Workshop Learning Objectives

Weekend 1. Friday, January 15th & Saturday, January 16th

  1. Describe the FACT model and its application to address psychological and medical problems
  2. Use FACT assessment strategies
  3. Use FACT to conceptualize treatment
  4. Assess and measure psychological flexibility
  5. Participate in strong clinical conversations about values and “workability” of solutions to problems of living
  6. Engage people in change by promoting behavioral variability

Weekend 2. Friday, January 22nd & Saturday, January 23rd

  1. Gain skill in merging conceptualization and intervention
  2. Identify in-the-moment opportunities for enhancing Psychological Flexibility
  3. Create SMART behavioral experiments that promote behavioral variability
  4. Use the Life Path intervention as an initial visit intervention
  5. Use the Bull’s Eye Plan as an intervention
  6. Create a resilience plan, after assessing your Psychological Flexibility and vitality

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