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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy course

ACT Essentials (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training).

ACT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training courses in the UK and Ireland. 

It is the only ACT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.

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Executive Summary:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) moves away from focusing too closely on ‘symptom reduction’ towards teaching how to live in a stable and rewarding way. So it teaches how to get in touch with your values, how to act in accordance with them, how to be aware of ‘the you that is always there’, how to see your passing thoughts and feelings for just that, how to accept thoughts and feelings you don’t like without over-struggling with them, and so how to live mainly in the present.

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Who should attend?

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings and have a significant degree of clinical skill.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to add to their common approach.

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The ACT Essentials course covers a great deal:

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What this Acceptance and Commitment Therapy course will do for you:

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What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

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For individuals or small groups:


Option 1: Online Live course:

Live and interactive online course, Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  13-15 October 2020 Fully Booked
  9-11 November 2020
  9-11 March 2021
  7-9 June 2021
  8-10 November 2021

Price: £320 plus VAT per person (The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.)
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including 45 minutes for lunch.)

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Option 2: Online Anytime course

Engaging and relevant online course, attend from your home or workplace at times convenient to you.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.)

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £288 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: Online Anytime course:

Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund for those that don’t complete for any reason.)

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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Downloadable information sheet:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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ACT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings taken from ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 94%

Average Relevance rating: 92%



ACT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the ACT Essentials course has received.

"Absolutely fabulous - this should be taught to everyone."

"This was an excellent course with a very practical clinical focus. There was just the right balance between theory, clinical exercises and case discussion. It was informative, lively and fun!"

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ACT Essentials: A Acceptance & Commitment Therapy course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title ACT Essentials
Category Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating (9.4/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location(s) Onsite Course Venue: Various (at your organisation)
Open Course Venue: College Court Conference Centre
Online Live Course Venue: Online via Zoom
Access Modes Onsite, Open, Online Live
Onsite Course Onsite Course Booking Form
Online Live and Exclusive Course Online Live and Exclusive Course Booking Form
Online Live Course Online Live Course Booking Form
Open Course Open Course Booking Form
Upcoming open training dates: 28/07/2020
13/10/2020
09/11/2020
09/03/2021
07/06/2021
08/11/2021
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code ACT001
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