Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Career Conversations (Expert Training Online)

Wednesday 30th September - 10.00 to 12.00

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ACT is one of the most promising tools for career practice to have emerged from the field of psychology in the last decade. Its aim is to support clients to identify and pursue a values-driven life, by helping them to minimise the impact that their negative thoughts and feelings have on their actions.

For career development practitioners, it offers an approach to help clients to work out what their career goals are, and provides some techniques to help clients deal with low confidence and anxiety. There is a growing empirical evidence base for ACT, which demonstrates that it can help people to feel less anxious, more resilient and more motivated through group work and one to one exercises.

Learning Outcomes

Key objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Explain the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Introduce a number of practical ACT techniques that can be used in career conversations
  • Offer a safe space for delegates to try out some of these techniques in practice

Speaker Biography

Dr Julia Yates has worked in careers for over 20 years as a practitioner, manager, writer, researcher and trainer. She currently is a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London where she runs the MSc in Organisational Psychology, and previously set up and ran the country’s first MSc in Career Coaching at the University of East London.

Julia is passionate about the links between research, theory and practice. She writes extensively about career coaching, and has published over 20 peer reviewed academic articles, five book chapters and three books, including the Career Coaching Handbook and most recently the Career Coaching Toolkit.

Technical matters

We will be using zoom which works best on a laptop rather than phone. You will need a camera and audio to participate.

People using ipads and Apple Macs may experience different layout than others, so please ensure you are familiar with the basics of Zoom (chat, raising hands, mute, sharing documents).

The workshop will be very interactive, so bring your brain, pen, paper and enthusiasm.

We appreciate that lockdown may make this difficult, but if you can please locate yourself in a quiet room.

Joining information and fee

Please book and pay online: Members - £50 + VAT; Non-members £80 + VAT

Delegates will receive:

  • Course materials
  • List of delegates
  • Course evaluation form
  • CDI attendance certificate

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 30 Sep 2020 (Deadline for booking tickets is Wed 30 Sep 2020)
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