Foundations in ACT 2018-05-16T12:50:06+00:00

Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Facilitated by the hugely popular ACT Trainer, Aisling Leonard-Curtin

Introduction

ACT is a mindfulness-based approach, which helps us to live more in the present, instead of in the past or future, and make the most of the life that we have. ACT can help us improve and enrich our lives by connecting to our own internal compass and letting this be our guide. Through the practice of ACT, we can gain more control of our choices and make long-term meaningful changes. ACT develops psychological flexibility: the ability to connect more fully with the present moment, with awareness and openness and live with integrity even when difficulties arise.

Course Content

ACT teaches six key skills:

  • Connection to the “here and now”
  • Unhooking from unwanted thoughts
  • Willingness and Compassion
  • Perspective taking
  • Values
  • Meaningful ACTion

Dates:

  • Friday, 27 April 2018
  • Friday, 11 May 2018
  • Friday, 18 May 2018
  • Friday, 01 June 2018
    • 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This Certificate is appropriate for a wide variety of professions including Teachers, School Counsellors, Human Resources Workers and Mental Health
    Professionals – Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counsellors, Psychotherapists Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurse-Practitioners.

Award:

  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 24 hours

Cost:

  • €495.00 (costs are inclusive of all training, materials).
    • NOTE: SPECIAL 50% (€247.50) off course for IICP Students/Alumni and current VCS Counsellors – Use code actalumni at checkout

Venue:

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Hugely popular facilitator

  • Be able to apply ACT and self-compassion in your own life.

  • To create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment.

  • To help you cope with the stresses of clients with challenging presentations.

  • To help protect against burnout.

About the Programme Facilitator

Aisling Leonard-Curtin
Aisling Leonard-CurtinIICP CPD Lecturer
Aisling completed her training as a Counselling Psychologist in Trinity College Dublin. She is a peer-reviewed ACT Trainer, co-editor of Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities and co-author of The Power of Small. She has written and trained
others extensively in the area of ACT. Aisling is a guest lecturer in Trinity College Dublin and parttime lecturer in University College Cork. She has led workshops internationally in ACT including at Harvard Medical School.