Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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ACT Training

An exclusive professional development opportunity; this two-day training will take place online, using breakout rooms and allowing for plenty of opportunity to feedback and reflect.

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

This 2-day introductory training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) will guide you through the three pillars and six core processes of psychological flexibility that underpin the ACT approach to well-being. You will explore how you can integrate these processes into your existing way(s) of working with your clients, helping you to identify when clients are engaging in actions that are bringing them further away from who and where they want to be; when they’re closed off, disconnected, and disengaged. You will also be guided in experientially contacting the evidence-based ACT skills necessary to increase clients’ psychological flexibility through increasing connection, openness and engagement, enabling them to live a rich and meaningful life of vitality.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the functional contextual perspective that underlies ACT (i.e., ACT’s philosophy recognizes that the purpose of any behavior varies for individual clients across contexts)
  • Provide an overview of the ACT model and its core components
  • Learn a set of skills you can use straight away with clients to cultivate acceptance of unwanted internal experiences
  • Practice mindfulness-based skills that enable clients to make more informed and empowered choices towards what matters most to them
  • Apply values work personally and professionally to create meaningful, sustainable change
  • Utilise the adapted Life Path with yourself and clients. The adapted Life Path allows you and your clients to identify moves that bring you closer toward and further away from who and where you want to be, recognizing the costs and benefits of both, to find a sustainable path forward for positive change.

Who is this training for? 

This course is a beginner’s level introduction to ACT; No prior knowledge of ACT is required. This course is suitable for a variety of professions including and not limited to psychologists, psychotherapists, behaviour analysts, coaches, GPs, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, & executive coaches.

Level: Introductory


20 January 2023 & 10 February, 2023

9.30am – 5pm (UK & Irish Time)

The online workshops will take place 3 weeks apart which will allow for reflection and implementation.

Workshop Facilitator

Aisling Leonard-Curtin is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) trainer. She has experience working across a variety of settings including psychiatry, addictions, psycho-oncology, community, public, organisational, private practice and educational settings. Aisling teaches on multiple University courses and regularly gives ACT workshops internationally; she has given workshops at Harvard Medical School and teaches at Trinity College Dublin at Doctorate level. She is a lecturer on the Masters in Pluralistic Psychotherapy at IICP. Aisling is a published author, most recently co‐authoring The Power of Small published by Hachette Ireland, a number one bestseller in non-fiction in Ireland, which has been published in North America by St. Martin’s Essentials, part of MacMillan, and translated for Estonia, South Korea and Turkey. Aisling’s first book, an edited volume co-edited by Dr. Matthew Skinta, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities was published by New Harbinger. Aisling is keen to bring the transformative approach of ACT out to as many people as possible.  To learn more about Aisling Leonard-Curtin you can visit her website.

Workshop Costs

Earlybird Price (ends 30 November 2022) – £265

 Standard Price – £295

Group Rate – 10 or more attendees – £235 (please contact us at to request an invoice)


£50 cancellation fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £100 cancellation fee within 14 days of the workshop date. No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the workshop date.

Registration and Invoicing

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    Event Detail

    January 20, 2023 9:30 am
    February 10, 2023 5:00 pm


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