IICP College: Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

IICP College

Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Facilitated by the hugely popular ACT Trainer, Aisling Leonard-Curtin


ACT is a mindfulness-based approach, which helps us to live more in the present, instead of in the past or future, and make the most of the life that we have. ACT can help us improve and enrich our lives by connecting to our own internal compass and letting this be our guide. Through the practice of ACT, we can gain more control of our choices and make long-term meaningful changes. ACT develops psychological flexibility: the ability to connect more fully with the present moment, with awareness and openness and live with integrity even when difficulties arise.

Course Content

ACT teaches six key skills:

  • Connection to the “here and now”
  • Unhooking from unwanted thoughts
  • Willingness and Compassion
  • Perspective taking
  • Values
  • Meaningful ACTion

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Hugely popular facilitator
  • Be able to apply ACT and self-compassion in your own life.
  • To create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment.
  • To help you cope with the stresses of clients with challenging presentations.
  • To help protect against burnout.

Facilitator: Aisling Leonard-Curtin, IICP CPD Lecturer

Aisling completed her training as a Counselling Psychologist in Trinity College Dublin. She is a peer-reviewed ACT Trainer, co-editor of Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities and co-author of The Power of Small. She has written and trained
others extensively in the area of ACT. Aisling is a guest lecturer in Trinity College Dublin and part time lecturer in University College Cork. She has led workshops internationally in ACT including at Harvard Medical School.

Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 24 hours

Cost: €495.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75)


  • Thursday 23rd April 2020
    Friday 24th April 2020
    Friday 1st May 2020
    Friday 29th May 2020

Time: 09.30am to 4.30pm

For further details or to apply please visit www.iicp.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Mar, 2020
Dublin 24
Expiry Date
25th May, 2020