PRE-WORKSHOP READING

Some of the pre-workshop reading below is compulsory for everyone; all attendees need to read it prior to attending the workshop. The rest of the pre-workshop reading is ONLY compulsory for APS members who wish to claim specialist PD hours; for everyone else, these additional readings are highly recommended, but voluntary. Aside from the readings below, you may like to take a look at some of the articles & papers on the Articles & Papers page.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP (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. I also strongly recommend that you download and read the chapters from ‘ACT Made Simple’ below.

Compulsory reading for APS members seeking specialist CPD hours: In addition to the above article, please read these first two chapters of the introductory textbook ‘ACT Made Simple’: click here to download them

ACT FOR TRAUMA

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

Your workshop is coming up in approximately 7 days.

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):

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ACT FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY DISORDERS

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

Compulsory reading for EVERYONE: There is no compulsory reading for everyone, but we strongly urge you to finish reading The Happiness Trap, and re-read your handouts from the introductory workshop. We also recommend this article by Kelly Wilson on the use of values interventions in ACT 

Compulsory reading for APS members seeking specialist CPD hours: please read this brief article on the Choice Point 2.0. I also recommend you finish reading The Happiness Trap and re-read you handouts/e-course from the Introductory workshop.

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

FLEXIBLE EXPOSURE: THE CORE OF ACT ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS WITH DR ERIC MORRIS 

Your workshop is coming up in approximately one week. Please click here to view your workshop details and venue information. 

Compulsory reading for EVERYONE

It is essential that you do the pre-workshop reading – two papers on exposure:

Craske et al – Maximising exposure therapy: An Inhibitory Learning Approach

Exposure therapy for OCD from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework

Please also read the following blog posts:

Why don’t therapists use exposure? And how psychological flexibility can help.

http://drericmorris.com/2014/07/08/why-dont-therapists-use-exposure-and-how-psychological-flexibility-can-help/

Playing it safe: why therapists don’t do exposure

http://drericmorris.com/2015/10/25/playing-it-safe

Please also read the following article:

So long to SUDS