If you aspire to be an excellent ACT therapist, your training will not be complete until you’ve experienced Russ Harris’s training methods. He is a consummate professional with unique and immediately applicable ideas to help you optimize your potential as a clinician. It is well known that Russ makes ACT simple, and more importantly, is that he makes it applicable when you work with your clients.
Dr. Daniel J. Moran
Psychologist, Ph.D., Board Certified, International Consultant.
As a scientist and businessman, I’ve been successfully using that phrase to motivate my students, clients, and consulting colleagues, and they have profited from it. That phrase is not only the heart of science and business, but in my opinion, one of the vital aspects of living a full life. It is the fundamental nature of having ‘vision’ and even more importantly, drives home the importance of following through on your foresight.
People typically seek out my services because I earned a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology and because I am board certified in my specialty. I believe they stay with my company’s services because our excellent methods of engineering performance show solid results, and because we do this work in a fun, interesting way… and we aim to actually have an impact on work and the work culture. Not just in our clients’ businesses, but worldwide.
My work has been positively reviewed by people I admire, by my peers, and by my clients. I have earned awards for my work and have held elected positions and appointed offices in international organizations. But I am most proud of working for many years in a charitable organization giving free or low-cost services to the less fortunate. I’ve witnessed firsthand the massive impact of applied behavioral science on human behavior. When done with the right sophistication, it leads to awe-inspiring results: people start living psychologically flexible, value-directed lives. Pickslyde Consulting will maintain the spirit of giving time and resources to charitable endeavors, while promoting another larger vision: leading awe-inspiring results in the workplace. We believe we can help more people have vital, flexible lives if we can work with companies who share that vision. Research data strongly point to psychological flexibility having a major impact on important health measures, and also having a great impact on occupational measures! Pickslyde Consulting has developed a thorough program of delivering the training and follow-up procedures to put those benefits in place in your company.
I’ve been surrounded by people my whole life who demanded to see measurable results, whether on the construction site, in school, or in business endeavors. My choice to enter psychology was met with raised eyebrows. So I promised to practice the kind of psychology that showed provable outcomes. I’ve combined the natural science of behavior analysis with the practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Both psychological approaches are rooted in principles with decades of research showing their worth to the business world.
Russ Harris has had a huge impact on the way ACT is taught and learned around the world. He brings the very best qualities of vitality, intelligence and simplicity to his training, writing and individual work. Probably more than anyone else, he has managed to translate the science of ACT into explanations, metaphors and exercises that have made a difference to many, many people around the world.
Dr. Paul Atkins
Trainer, coach, therapist and researcher with a particular emphasis
upon mindfulness, meditation, vitality and performance.
Dr. Paul Atkins currently splits his time between researching and teaching with the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (ACU, Strathfield) and working in a busy psychology practice with many ACT practitioners (www.northsidepsychology.com.
Russ Harris is one of the leading international ACT trainers– and this didn’t happen by accident. He has many years of practice of both delivering ACT therapy and training and his wealth of experience helps to make him a highly effective teacher. Added to this, he also has a genius for distilling down complex subjects and making them understandable and useful.
Dr. Joe Oliver
Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.
Joe is a clinical psychologist and Director for Contextual Consulting, a London-based consultancy offering ACT focused training, supervision and psychological therapy. He has also worked within the UK National Health Service for over 10 years and holds a position within a North London NHS Trust. He has been developing and researching ACT/ mindfulness individual and group interventions at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Joe is the previous chair of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) ACT Special Interest Group, which promotes and develops ACT within the UK, by offering professional development opportunities, grants and training. He regularly delivers ACT teaching and training, in the UK and internationally. He is co-editor of the book, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis” with Wiley-Blackwell, and co-author of the self help book, “ACTivate Your Life” with Constable Robinson. He is also co-author of the forthcoming ACT psychosis group intervention manual “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Recovery from Psychosis”, with New Harbinger Publications.
Russ’s trainings are a must for those new to ACT or those keen to deepen their existing knowledge. He makes the model come alive in a way that is clear, clinically relevant and engaging. I recommend his books to my clients and still regularly dip into ACT Made Simple to enhance my own clinical skills.
Psychologist, BA BPsych MAPS
Julie is a registered psychologist who graduated from the University of Western Australia before moving to Sydney in the early 90’s. Since then she has worked in a clinical capacity in aboriginal communities, with adolescents in community health, and in drug and alcohol services. She has delivered clinical training to a range of organisations including TAFE NSW, Department of Health, the University of Southern QLD, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Westpac Bank. For 15 years she worked in student counselling both at the University of Sydney and at the University of New South Wales. Julie now works solely in private practice; seeing clients, providing bespoke training and group work and offering supervision for psychologists.
If you’d like to apply ACT principles to build a more fulfilling life, why not learn from one of the best? No one has communicated about these principles for the world at large, more frequently, more clearly and more entertainingly than Russ Harris.
Dr. Hank Robb
Ph.D., ABPP, recognized ACT trainer
Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy, American Board of Professional Psychology; Board certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; Past-President of the American Board of Counseling Psychology; Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute.
Russ Harris is an open, centered, and engaged teacher of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Patricia J. Robinson
Ph.D., coauthor of Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care
and The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression
Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, has explored integrated care from the perspective of a clinician, researcher, trainer, and health care consultant for the past twenty years. Current activities include providing consultation services to health care systems that are integrating behavioral health services into primary care, seeking to improve treatment of chronic pain, chronic disease and care to children, women, and/or the elderly, and / or attempting to increase use of brief evidence based cognitive behavioral therapies in primary care and other medical settings.
Russ Harris explains ACT concepts in a style that is both engaging and straightforward.
Dr. Jason B. Luoma
Psychologist at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center
My clinical practice focuses on bringing heart and compassion to the practice of evidence-based psychotherapy. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 15 years, including in a range of treatment settings, such as: an employee assistance program, a psychotherapy training and research clinic, a suicide prevention hotline, a private practice specializing in working with GLBTQ folks, a parole and probation program, a college counseling center, a homeless outreach center, a GLBTQ community center, an HIV wellness service, an inpatient treatment center, an outpatient mental health center, a medical school, a residential addictions treatment program, and a veterans affairs hospital. I primarily practice individual psychotherapy with adults. I am Licensed Psychologist in Oregon (#1661) with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Russ Harris has succeeded in the challenge of translating difficult psychological concepts embedded in ACT into plain, colorful, diverse language that anyone working clinically will understand. Each section is simply organized, easy to follow, and user-friendly.
Dr. JoAnne Dahl
Ph.D., author of The Art and Science of Valuing in Psychotherapy
As an American who lives and works in Sweden, I am constantly looking at life from different perspectives. My mission is to be useful to people who suffer. In order, to do that I need to seriously take on and be willing to feel that suffering. During the 35 years I have been working as a clinical researcher I am proud of having contributed to helping people with chronic constipation, people
with epileptic seizures in the developing nations who have no access to
medication, children with asthma, chronic pain sufferers and people
struggling with excess weight.
For fun, engaging, practical ACT training, you can’t go past Dr. Russ Harris who embodies (as well as wrote!) ACT Made Simple. Russ teaches a direct, compassionate clinical approach to ACT, using deceptively simple yet sophisticated, pragmatic, coherent, and focused psychological strategies. Using his state-of-the-art online training, you will quickly learn to move fluidly within the ACT model to help your clients (and yourself) get unstuck.
Dr. Robert Purssey
Psychiatrist, ACT Therapist, Pharmacology Expert
Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience and is also a highly skilled ACT therapist. He is passionate about helping his clients achieve long-lasting benefits in their lives. Psychiatrists complete a medical degree and then specialist medical training in psychiatry. Rob hopes his work with you will maximise your potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. Science, compassion, mindfulness, acceptance, values, and community inspire Rob’s life and work.
With cautious, scientifically solid individualised care, Rob provides expert medication assessment and advice. He knows that medications certainly help some clients in some situations, however most psychiatric drugs have limited effectiveness over the medium and long term, and many have potentially serious adverse effects.
There were so many wonderful things I learnt from the course and now increasingly use in my therapy. Russ’s modelling of good therapy was always useful (and I even enjoy a laugh of mirth with my clients every now and then – increases our endorphins! J) It’s good to see the person-centred approach of grounding, and being in the present – and to use that continuously, even in trauma (I do a lot of suicide prevention therapy). I found the triflex as a good way to explain ACT to clients. I also use the Bull’s Eye and the Choice Point with everyone – and will increasingly use the ACT Case Formulation – as well as all of the other materials.
Dr. Peter Noordink
Ph.D., Psychologist MAPS
“ACT Made Simple” is just that. Dr. Harris has, once again, written a very accessible book that should be read by all clinicians wanting to learn, engage or otherwise implement ACT in their practice. This book is a must for ACT readers. My thanks to Dr. Harris for making ACT so user-friendly and understandable.
Dr. Robyn D. Walser
Ph.D., author of The Mindful Couple
Robyn is Director of TL Consultation Services and works at the National Center for PTSD as Associate Director of Dissemination and Training. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains an international training, consulting and therapy practice. She is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has co-authored 3 books on ACT including a book on learning ACT. She also has expertise in traumatic stress and substance abuse and has authored a number of articles, chapters and books on these topics. Dr. Walser has been described as a “passionate, creative, and bold ACT trainer and therapist” and she is best known for her dynamic, warm and challenging workshops. She is often referred to as a clinician’s clinician.