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. We also strongly recommend that you download and read the chapters mentioned 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
Advanced Workshop (ACT Training Part 2)
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 these two papers on
a) ACT with Psychosis and b) ACT With Paediatric Chronic Pain Syndrome
Turbo-Charge Your Workplace Coaching with ACT
These 1-day workshops are worth 6 specialised CPD hours.
Compulsory reading IF YOU ARE NEW TO ACT: To help you to understand the context of the approach, please read, at a minimum, this article by Russ Harris www.actmindfully.com.au/upimages/Dr_Russ_Harris_-_A_Non-technical_Overview_of_ACT.pdf
ACT for Psychosis
Compulsory reading for EVERYONE
It is essential that you do the pre-workshop reading: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Voices and Clinical Case Studies. To download the documents, click below: