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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

02 Sep 2010

Introductory experiential workshop on 8 & 9 December 2010

Rawnsley Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Manchester Royal Infirmary,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

About ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the "third wave" psychological interventions that is garnering empirical support in research as well as growing interest among clinicians and the lay public.

Like other "third wave" interventions such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, ACT includes elements of acceptance and mindfulness, targeting functional and contextual changes rather than changes in the content, form, or frequency of mental phenomena.

This stands in contrast with standard cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the mainstream "second wave" intervention which attempts to directly challenge and manipulate mental processes, such as automatic thoughts.

Third wave therapies including ACT may be especially powerful for "stuck" patients who fail to respond to such direct challenges in therapy.

Registration fee: £250

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