Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - In-person Workshop

09 Mar 2023
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Adults (18 Yrs+)
Event type
In-Person Workshop

The LightHouse Arabia Clinical Workshop Series:

Introduction to ACT: Guiding Children, Adolescents and Adults to Develop Rich and Meaningful Lives

Kindly note, this is a two-day training taking place at The LightHouse Arabia - Al Wasl Rd branch. A confirmation email will be shared upon registration confirmation. Pre-registration is required.

Date: Thurs. 9th & Fri. 10th March, 2023

Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm (10 hours total over 2 days)

Investment: 1,250 + 5% VAT

Participants will receive: Course e-manual, digital Certificate of Completion and credit points from DHA (number of credit points TBC).


  • Psychologists/psychotherapists
  • School counselors and nurses working with primary school aged children and above
  • Psychiatrists with psychotherapy experience
  • General practitioners
  • Executive and Life coaches
  • University students


ACT is one of the fastest-growing, evidence-based behavioral therapies, with demonstrated effectiveness for both adolescents and adults. ACT stands out in that it:

  • Has broad applications across the range of mental health issues, and especially for anxiety, mood, and eating disorders
  • Is one of the fastest-growing, evidence-based behavioral therapies, with demonstrated effectiveness for children, adolescents and adults
  • Is a heavily experiential type of therapy that commonly employs metaphors and dynamic activities
  • Combines aspects of mindfulness and acceptance with behavioral interventions
  • Emphasizes values as the compass for our behaviors
  • Incorporates skills to help clients unhook from negative thought patterns
  • Can be used as a comprehensive model or parts of it can be incorporated into other therapeutic modalities


Participants will be taught through didactic presentations, experiential exercises, and role-plays and will gain:

  • In-depth understanding of the ACT Hexaflex model in adults and adolescents
  • Different tools and techniques that are used in ACT therapy
  • Knowledge of how to apply ACT skills when supporting children, adolescents and adults

About the Expert Trainer:

Dr. Daniela Salazar, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Education Director at The LightHouse Arabia. Her clinical practice involves working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has been a frequent international presenter on ACT and is valued by the international community for her deep theoretical and practical knowledge of ACT. She also is a master trainer for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and other corporate trainings. Her aim is to help clients live a fulfilled and happy life in line with their values.

Facilitated by

Dr. Daniela Salazar

Dr. Daniela Salazar

Clinical Psychologist