Course Description

Hours: 12

This two-day workshop will focus on providing the skills necessary to apply the core ACT processes that
will enable the delivery of effective interventions with clients on the very first encounter. Both workshop
days will employ a combination of didactic presentation, case scenarios, video demonstrations and a
series of interactive exercises to support the learning outcomes.

Topics covered will include:
•    The myths and facts of “brief therapy”.
•    Review of the research evidence on the efficacy of brief ACT interventions.
•    How to leverage ACT as an accessible catalyst for radical change.
•    How to conduct a focused interview and complete a rapid case formulation while enhancing your client’s motivation to make change(s).

Day 2 will place emphasis on the application of focused ACT interventions that increase awareness, openness and engagement.

Why This Workshop?
With the chronic lack of adequate funding and resulting high wait times for government-funded mental
health services, therapists in many settings are being increasingly asked to treat people in fewer and
fewer sessions. Being well-versed in delivering evidence-based brief interventions is something that all
practitioners will likely benefit from. ACT, with its transdiagnostic approach and focus on both mindful
awareness strategies and committed value-driven behaviour change, is well-suited to respond to this
growing need.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
When a Few Sessions is All we Have: ACT as a Brief Intervention
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 15, 2023 to May 16, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Sarah Waldman, MA, RP

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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