Can join anytime
CPD Value: 36 hours
Certificate of attendance
Provided: All certificates are dated and record the number of training hours.
The supervision and assessment process Our training process is designed to cover the ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hands’ of ACT. We will, therefore, assess your practice of ACT from the perspectives of knowledge, personal experience and skills. Course requirements*:
- 90mins fortnightly supervision for 12 months (75% minimum attendance required). Participants present at least one recording per month.
- To present over the course of the training, 240mins of rated audio excerpts (each 20mins in length), including beginning, middle and ending phases of your ACT practice, with at least 4 clients.
- Final assessment consists of 1) showcasing your latest ACT work in three 20min audio recordings of beginning, middle and ends phases respectively, 2) Answering short essay questions in a written exam, and 3) Submitting a 2000 word journal containing insights along the path of applying ACT to yourself, as well as pivotal moments in your development as a practitioner.
Supervision to start after Intermediate level of ACT is completed.
Completing the training modules without the supervision and assessment process leads to certificates of attendance for each training module completed, and a certificate to summarise all the modules completed on our training programme.
About the trainers
Henry J. Whitfield
MSc (CBT), MBACP, Advanced Traumatic Incident Reduction Trainer, ACBS peer-reviewed ACT trainer
Henry's research interests include the theoretical and practical integration of mindfulness with cognitive behavioural theories, how to track and implement mindfulness processes in varied contexts, and psychedelic therapy. After 4 years as a PTSD therapist and supervisor for Victim Support Lambeth, Henry conducted empirical research for City and Hackney Mind and Regents University London, investigating psychological process in psychotherapy. He has also contributed to the theoretical and practical integration of contextual behavioural science with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy collaborating with Imperial College London. In private practice he specialises in therapy for psychedelic integration.
- Towards case-specific applications of mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioural therapies: A Mindfulness-Based Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy - Counselling Psychology Quarterly June; Vol 19(2): 205-217. Routledge (2006).
- Traumatic Incident Reduction: Operationalising Rogerian theory in Brief therapy practice. Chapter 4 in Tudor, K. Brief Person-Centred Therapies. Sage(2008).
- Bringing Mindfulness into the therapeutic relationship. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. April, Vol 10. BACP(2010)
Chartered Psychologist, ACBS peer-reviewed ACT trainer, BSc. Psychol, Dip Couns, MSc. Couns Psychol, Dip Couns.Psychol
Martin has cultivated his personal mindfulness practice for over 25 years. For 17 yrs, working as both psychologist and visiting Buddhist minister, he facilitated mindfulness-based groups and counselling services in a central London prison. In private practice, since 2002 he has been developing the use of ACT in short term work and weaves many ACT & MBCT practices and procedures into longer term mindfulness-based psychotherapy. His research interests focus upon qualitative, participant inquiry methods exploring the integration of mindfulness meditation with counseling; and in developing public-sector / third sector partnership arrangements for the roll-out of 3rd wave therapies.
- The Alternative camps scene. Self & Society, spring 1999.
- Towards an integration of counselling, clienting and meditation. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Autumn 1999
- Possibilities for transformation. In: The Rising Sun; Celebrating dance camp east (2005) p154-58
- The mindfulness and acceptance approaches to psychotherapy. Self & Society, winter 2007
- Using initiative to provide clinical intervention groups in prison. 23(1): 70-76 a process evaluation. International Review of Psychiatry, Feb 2011