Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you have a question that is not addressed, please contact us.
- What is the minimum qualification for doing a ACT course?
- Are your courses accredited by the BACP or the BABCP?
- How do I register for a course?
- How do I pay deposit?
- When is the remaining course fee due?
- What preparations I need to do before attending a course?
- What can I do the get updates on course dates?
Our courses are aimed at mental health professionals. If you are not already a mental health professional or in training to be one, please contact us and we will consider you on an individual basis. As ACT cannot be learnt without applying it to yourself, all our entry level trainings focus on that. Therefore it can work to have people on the course how are primarily interested in improving their own well-being. However it would not be appropriate if such a person were in the middle of a major depression, bereavement or other all consuming situation. Generally speaking there is no minimum qualification for doing a introductory Acceptance and Commitment Therapy course.
In case of intermediate and above levels there are certain criteria which must be met by the attendees. You can check our training page for details.
Our courses provide a significant component of the requirements for accreditation as a counselor, psychotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural therapist. This can be used either with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) or other.
However, be aware that accreditation with both of these bodies consists of you being assessed as an individual. There are no rubber stamp courses or exams that get you your accreditation. The criteria for accreditation are also likely to change very soon. There is an on going debate about how this unregulated profession will become regulated. Rather than seeking an externally accredited course (that does not entitle you to accreditation anyway), we recommend building your own portfolio of evidence for the above mentioned accrediting bodies. They do not require you to do an externally accredited course, but do require you to fulfill a certain set of criteria. These criteria can be met with a portfolio of evidence. Our training can make up part of that portfolio.
Simplistically such accreditation bodies require around 450hours of training and around 450hours supervised clinical practice, part of which must be completed on a formal placement in a mental health organization or charity. The accreditation processes also require you to submit detailed case studies of your client work along with other writing that examine your personal practice. You also usually need around 30hours of CPD during your year of accreditation and subsequent years.
Those of you following this path with one of the above accrediting bodies will require extra supervision on top of the supervision included in the course. You can arrange with ourselves or an appropriate external supervisor. We also urge you to read the fine details of the accreditation criteria of your preferred accrediting body, and to consult directly with them about your individual route to accreditation.
Accreditation is not compulsory although it is preferable.
To register for a course you just need to fill in the online registration form. Once you have done that, we shall review the information provided in the form and send a confirmation requesting you to pay the course deposit. The course deposit is 30% of the course fee.
The simplest way to pay the deposit is by using a debit / credit card. You can pay it online using our online payment system here: http://psychflex.co.uk/custom-pay.html or You can call us at your convenience & help us with your card details to process the deposit amount.
You can also pay the deposit by electronic transfer (call us for account details).
The remaining course fee is due a couple of weeks prior to the training date. We send a reminder once it is due.
The preparations depend upon the course you will be attending. You are informed about the preparations required during the registration process.
You can place a request using the contact us form, and we shall keep you posted.