PRE-WORKSHOP READING

Please make sure to do the pre-workshop reading prior to attending the workshop. You will get a lot more out of it if you do. This is especially the case for the advanced-level trauma and depression/anxiety workshops; if your introductory ACT training wasn’t with Russ, or if it was with Russ before 2014, then you may not know some or all of the information contained in those pre-reading materials. Aside from the readings below, you may like to take a look at some of the articles & papers on the Articles & Papers page.

ACT FOR BEGINNERS (ACT TRAINING PART 1)

These 2-day workshops are worth 12 specialised CPD hours.

Compulsory reading for EVERYONE: To get the full benefit out of the introductory workshop, you will need to read this non-technical introduction to ACT, ‘Embracing Your Demons’, originally published in Psychotherapy in Australia magazine. Although it is pitched at therapists, all coaches should be able to see how it is relevant to coaching, too – click here to download the article.

In addition, please read the first chapter of ‘ACT Made Simple – 2nd edition’: click here to download

ACT FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY DISORDERS

These 2-day workshops are worth 12 specialised CPD hours.

Compulsory reading for everyone: 

A) Please read this brief article on the Choice Point 2.0. The Choice Point is a key tool we’ll be using in the workshop – so, even if you know it and are using it, please read the document above for a refresher.

B) Also, please read the following scripts for setting up sessions and for core ACT exercises. This knowledge will be assumed.

Recommended additional reading: In addition, we recommend you finish reading The Happiness Trap and re-read all your handouts and the e-course from the introductory workshop. We also recommend this article by Kelly Wilson on  the use of values interventions in ACT 

ACT FOR TRAUMA

These 2-day workshops are worth 12 specialised CPD hours.

Please CLICK HERE to view your workshop details and venue information.

Compulsory reading for EVERYONE: Please read this document on how to use the choice point

The choice point is a key tool we’ll be using in the workshop – so even if you know it, and are using it, please read the document above for a refresher.

Also please read the following scripts for setting up sessions and for core ACT exercises. This knowledge will be assumed:

In addition, I recommend you read this blog post by Eric Morris, about exposure in ACT (as exposure will be an important aspect in the workshop):

So long to SUDS

ACT FOR PSYCHOSIS: RECOVERY THROUGH PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY

These 1-day workshops are worth 6 specialised CPD hours.

It is essential that you do the pre-workshop reading: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Voices and Clinical Case Studies. This knowledge will be assumed by the presenters, and they will not be going over it again during the workshop, nor will they answer questions that are obviously covered by the chapter. The chapter lays the foundation for the whole workshop, so if you don’t do it, you will miss out.

This knowledge will be assumed by the presenters, and they will not be going over it again during the workshop, nor will they answer questions that are obviously covered by the chapter. The chapter lays the foundation for the whole workshop, so if you don’t do it, you will miss out.

ACT FOR RELATIONSHIPS: CARING, CONNECTION AND COURAGE

These 2-day workshops are worth 12 specialised CPD hours.

Compulsory reading for EVERYONE:

Please read this document on how to use the choice point Choice Point 2.0 – Brief Overview.
The choice point is a key tool we’ll be using in the workshop.
Additional compulsory reading for APS members seeking specialist CPD hours: please read these two papers:
Mindfulness, Values, and Therapeutic Relationship in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Empathy and non-attachment independently predict peer nominations of prosocial behavior of adolescents