Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)IICP

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)

Dates: Commences Friday, 22nd 2019 and runs for four Fridays

Time: 09.30am to 4.30pm

Apply Online at or call 01-466 4205