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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Booking this training is easy...
For individuals or small groups:
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):
23-25 March 2021
Price: $540 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.)
Option 2: Online Anytime course: a pre-recorded course you can study any time.
An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.
Price: $295 CAD per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.
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 for the last ten runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 95%
Average Relevance rating: 93%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.
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!”