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

24 Oct 2024
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Adults (18 Yrs+)
Event type
Workshops & Seminars

The LightHouse Arabia Clinical Workshop Series:

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Guiding Adolescents and Adults to Develop Rich and Meaningful Lives

Date: Thursday, 24th & Friday, 25th October, 2024

Time: 9am – 2pm (10 hours total) 2-Part Training (2 consecutive days)

Location: In-person at The LightHouse Arabia (821 Al Wasl Rd, Al Safa 2, Dubai)

Investment: 1,750 AED per person + 5% VAT

Participants will receive a course manual and a certificate of attendance at the end of the 2-day training. For those collecting CME/CPD credit points, 8.5 points from DHA will be awarded upon completion.


• Psychologists/psychotherapists

• School counselors and nurses working with primary school children and above

• Psychiatrists with psychotherapy experience

• General practitioners

• Executive and Life coaches


ACT is one of the fastest-growing, evidence-based behavioral therapies, with demonstrated effectiveness for primary school children, 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 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 adolescents and adults

• 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