Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance CPD: 24 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €495.00

    • Reduced rate for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75.
    • A €200.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.
  • Dates:

    Thursday 23rd April 2020
    Friday 24th April 2020
    Friday 1st May 2020
    Friday 29th May 2020

    • 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Apply Online: Click Here


ACT is a mindfulness-based approach, effective in the treatment of many issues including stress and anxiety, depression, OCD and substance abuse. ACT 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 encourages accepting experiences by facing rather than avoiding problems while also living life in accordance with chosen values. This is achieved through committed action.

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

Online delivery dates

Thursday 23rd April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
Friday 1st May 2020
Friday 29th May 2020

  • 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.


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop.
  • CPD: 24 hours


  • €495.00 (costs are inclusive of all training, materials).
    • Reduced rate for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75.


  • This course will take place Online on Zoom, the link for which will be provded just before the session

Getting Started

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

  • To apply and pay online, simply click the below button and complete the online application form.
  • Click the below button to download an application form.
  • Email the completed application form to
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If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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.