Skip to main content

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills

This course is currently unavailable for booking

There are currently no upcoming dates available for this course. Be the first to know when new dates are announced by joining the mailing list.

Assuming basic knowledge of ACT, this course will take a hands-on approach and we will learn to work with and within the Hexaflex ACT Model.

With the help of case scenarios, self reflection and small group work we will explore how to apply ACT core skills, thus increasing our understanding of the model and move from one core process to another, having developed a greater insight into the interdependence of the core processes of the ACT model.

The course is only open to those students who have completed ACT I or a comparable introductory ACT course or workshop.

Learning and teaching

ACT Skills will combine didactic teaching (PowerPoints/worksheets/discussions) with students practicing in small groups. Through practical training students will be able to see and understand the connections between the six core processes of ACT (as learned in ACT I) in a more holistic way.

With the help of case scenarios and role play students will directly practise acceptance and mindfulness interventions and values-based behavioural activation interventions.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. The assessment for this course is through written and practical self-awareness exercises.

Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

  • Getting Unstuck in ACT (Russ Harris)
  • ACT made simple (Russ Harris)
  • Learning ACT (Jason B. Luoma, et al 2007)

Online resources

Students will receive material throughout the course, there is no need to purchase the books.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.