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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 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) training courses and approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Completion of the course results in 18 CE credits* and 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.

Who should attend?

This is an ‘introductory’ course to ACT and people who attend 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.

What the course covers:

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

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 (note, the exam is inbuilt into the 'online anytime' version of the course).

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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

CE Credits from the APA:

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*The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Upon completion of this course you can apply for CE certification for an additional cost of $20 USD (for training purchased after 05/26/2023).

Requirements for completion: To be awarded CE credits for this course 100% attendance is required for live training. For the 'online anytime' (self-paced) version, you are required to complete the course in full and complete a multiple choice exam whereby a pass marks of 85% is required (failure on the third attempt would result in having to go back through the content again). A feedback survey is also required to be completed.

Note: there may be other professional licensing boards that accept CE credits earned from APA-approved sponsors. Because CE regulations vary by state and profession, we recommend that participants check with their state licensing board to inquire whether credits will be accepted for renewal of licensure. We do not have any authority over whether credits earned will be accepted, as this authority rests with the state licensing boards.

Instructor credentials and endorsements:

Note, all APT tutors are consultant clinical psychologists (or similar) and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program. Similarly, no benefit of endorsements have been received.


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Option 1: Online Anytime course:

A highly engaging pre-recorded course you can start any time any time you like – right now if you want. Price: $320 USD 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.

 Guarantee

If you don’t complete the course for some reason, then you can simply ask for your money back!

If you are a manager ordering multiple courses, and some of your team don’t complete them, you can ask us to transfer those courses to others in your team!

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Option 2: Online Live course:

A live and interactive event hosted online via Zoom  (and you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account). Price: $575 USD per person. The fee covers: tuition, PDF workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.

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25-27 Sept 2024
24-26 Sept 2025

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Option 3: Exclusive course for your organization:

We can bring the course and tutor to you and your organization, for a group of up to 15 people. Choose online via Zoom or Teams ($6,090 USD, extra delegates: $390 USD per person), or Face-to-Face in the room ($9,195 USD plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses, extra delegates: $615 USD per person).

To book, email office@aptmentalhealthtraining.com, or click the button: 

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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 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

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 for the last ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 94%


Relevance: 90%


Online Live


Presentation: 95%


Relevance: 94%



ACT Essentials Written Feedback

Reviews.

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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