Dates for 2019 (Thu-Fri):
- 24-25 Oct + 28-29 Nov
Timing: 9.30am for a 10:00am start to 5:00pm (coffee at 9:30am)
CPD Value: 28 hours
Islington, London N1
Provided: Printed manual, included.
On completion of this intermediate-advanced level course you will have:
1) a thorough experience of case-formulation and it’s application to a client of yours
2) received personal feedback from David or Henry on your style of practice
3) targeted areas for improvement in your personal ACT practice
4) expanded your physicalized repertoire If you didn’t already, you should feel confident enough to call yourself an ACT therapist, after this training. Prerequisite: Our Four day Part 1 Intensive skills training, or equivalent skills training.
Four Day programme breakdown
Where is your ACT practice currently at? A tool for finding holes in your skill set. What would you particularly like to improve during this training process? Examples and practice of Functional analysis in case-formulation, and ‘on the fly’ in the therapeutic relationship. David’s latest approach to case-formulation and treatment planning Roleplay: put your treatment plan into action (with feedback from the trainers).
Facing barriers to being the therapist you would like to be. Roleplay: taking the perpective of the client you/your diad/triad partner wishes to help (with feedback from the trainers to the person practicing) Live demonstration – applying the physicalised lifeline protocol. Realplay practice of the Lifeline with personal feedback from the trainers. Setting tasks to practice before the next session
Day 7(after 4 weeks break):
Report back on how ACT practice went in personal and professional contexts. Troubleshooting questions answered. Live demonstration of working with a difficult client, tracking the trainer’s moves with cross process tracking form. Overview of common sticking points with examples of how to respond to them. Further roleplay practice of sticking points discussed – with feedback from the trainers.
Going deeper and slower in your practice of ACT. Moving beyond the techniques to work at relational depth. Ways to nurture powerful and containing therapeutic relationships Practice at showing up to in session emotion with compassion The workshop presenters will be completing rounds during experiential pair work to give individual feedback on your ACT practice (Maximum 10 students per trainer).
About the trainers
Henry J. Whitfield
MSc (CBT), MBACP, Advanced Traumatic Incident Reduction Trainer, ACBS peer-reviewed ACT trainer
Henry set up Mindfulness Training Ltd in 2006. His research interests include the theoretical and practical integration of mindfulness with cognitive behavioural theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy processes and Psychedelic-assisted therapy. After acting as a trauma specialist and supervising for Victim Support Lambeth, Henry went on to conduct empirical research for Mind, running an RCT comparing cognitive behavioural approaches to PTSD, and and single-case series design ACT process research with Regent's University. Now he focuses his process research on the development of ACT models for psychedelic integration.
Dr. David Gillanders
ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT Trainer
Also a clinical psychologist, David first became interested in ACT in around 2004 via the Contextual CBT for Chronic Pain work of Lance McCracken. As well as working as a clinician specialising in chronic pain, David also trains clinical psychology doctoral students in ACT. He has led a research programme in clinical health psychology, focusing on a variety of long term health conditions. This research has investigated different theoretical perspectives on psychological factors in long term conditions. This research strategy has supported thesis projects for 8 DClinPsychol students, and 3 PhD students. David has also worked on measuring cognitive defusion (a core process in ACT). Journal Articles
- Keith, L.., Gillanders, D., & Simpson, S. (2009) An Exploration Of The Main Sources Of Shame In An Eating Disordered Population. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16, 317-327
- McIntosh, E., Gillanders, D., & Rodgers, S. (2009) Rumination, Goal Linking, Daily Hassles and Life Events in Major Depression. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 17, 1, 33-43.
- Livingstone, K., Harper, S., & Gillanders, D. (2009) Emotion Regulation and Coping in Psychosis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 16, 5, 418-430.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Health Behaviour Change. (In press). In L. McCracken (Ed.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Behavioral Medicine: An Integrative Clinical and Research Guide. Oakland: New Harbinger.
- Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain (in press). In L. Colvin (Ed.) ABC’s of Pain Medicine, Chichester: Blackwell.
- Contributor of clinical material to Hackmann, A., & Holmes, E. (in press) The Oxford Guide to Imagery Intervention in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Oxford University Press, Oxford