Are you ready to supercharge your ACT skills?

Come join us for the highly popular 2 year training program in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with world class trainers.

There’s a reason why this course is sold out every time we open it. It simply is one of a kind! This program offers 2 years of specialist training and supervision for mainly psychologists and doctors and takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Next course starts spring 2023

Imagine the Possibilities

Are you ready to take your therapeutic skills to the next level?

Imagine being the therapist that you could be. Imagine what it will feel like when you’re fluent, flexible and confident in ACT. Imagine what it’s like when you know exactly what to do, why you should do it and how to do it. This program teaches you the head, the hands and the heart of ACT.

You go from this:

To this:

Robyn Walser
Rikke Kjelgaard
Patricia Robinson
Kelly Wilson - founder of ACT
Dr. Niklas Törneke
Kirk Strosahl
Benjamin Schoendorff

Introducing

The 2 year training program in ACT

Teaching you how to be fluent and flexible in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Quick facts about the program

one of a kind

What are the founders of ACT saying about this program?

Steven Hayes - founder of ACT

Steven Hayes

This is an exemplary program with excellent workshop leaders and the kind of follow through that can make a permanent difference in your practice. Highly recommended.

Kelly Wilson

I think Rikke has put together the most varied and talented set of trainers and topics that I have ever seen, anywhere. Setting aside my own part in this, and recognizing that I already have had the benefit of many years of great training, I would say that I would learn a lot from Rikke’s course. A lot! It is filled with people I love and respect.

Kelly Wilson - founder of ACT
Kirk Strosahl - founder of ACT

Kirk Strosahl

The ACT clinical training program offered by Rikke is the best single training program we’ve seen in Europe. For the last ten years, we’ve had the privilege of working with Rikke and the excited learners that this program produces. The program offers a beautiful blend of ongoing clinical supervision based training and didactic instruction by the most highly respected ACT experts in the world. This program gives you not only the essential skills you need to practice ACT, but also high level clinical skills that will allow you to take your clinical practice to a completely different level. This is an investment in your professional development that will pay off handsomely for years to come!

The Curriculum

What you'll learn in this course

ACT primer

In this module you’ll get an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and meet your peers.

trainer:

Rikke Kjelgaard

The ABC's of Human Behaviour and an Introduction to RFT

Learn the behavioural principles and the theory that ACT is based on: Relational Frame Theory.

trainer:

Niklas Törneke

The Compassionate and Vital Life: Using ACT for Change

In this workshop you will learn about experiential avoidance and it’s pathological effects. You will also learn about how to do proces based ACT through intense experiential training.

trainer:

Robyn Walser

ACT Skill Building and Case Conceptualisation

Get to know ACT from the inside out and learn experiential case conceptualisation. You will be trained in the Hexaflex Functional Dimensional Experiential Interview.

trainer:

Kelly Wison

Principles and Practice of Focused ACT

In this workshop you will learn to structure your sessions into focused and potentially shorter interventions.  

trainerS:

Patricia Robinson & Kirk Strosahl

ACT Questions & Answers

Get a full day of brush up, skills practice and all your questions answered. 

trainer:

Rikke Kjelgaard

Six Steps to Flexibility Using the ACT Matrix

Here will learn how to use and present the Matrix to clients. You will also learn how to reinforce behaviours to deepen the interpersonal relationships for your clients.

trainer:

Benjamin Schoendorff

ACT Recap and Method Training

A final day of skills practice and recapping of the entire course.

trainer:

Rikke Kjelgaard

come join us

Let your ACT adventure begin

Next program starts in spring 2023

Meet your trainers

Rikke Kjelgaard

Rikke is a licensed psychologist, author of the first Swedish ACT book and peer reviewed ACT trainer.

With more than 400 workshops on her resume, Rikke is a popular educator in ACT.

Rikke is the organiser of the program.

Niklas Törneke

…or “Mr. RFT”, as I call him. Niklas is a doctor, psychotherapist and supervisor. And he is enormously skilled at RFT (the theory behind ACT). That he is also an expert in behaviourism just makes it all more wonderful. I cannot imagine a better teacher in ACT, ABC and RFT!

Kelly Wilson

Kelly is one of the founders of ACT. He is a psychologist, professor and author of many books and articles about ACT. He is known for his unique teaching style: deeply moving and simply unforgettable. Meeting Kelly is an experience that you don’t want to miss.

Robyn Walser

Oh, Robyn! Robyn is a psychologist and expert in ACT. She has been in ACT from the very beginning. She has written several books and articles in ACT and is often referred to as “the trainers trainer”. She is the one that teaches us to teach ACT. She is a huge rolemodel and an extraordinary teacher and human being. One of a kind!

Kirk Strosahl

Kirk is one of the founders of ACT. He is a psychologist and author of many books and articles about ACT. Kirk is also a co-inventor of the Focused ACT model. In my humble opinion he is also one of the worlds most skilled clinicians. It’s pleasure attending his trainings where everything is “hands-on” and very useful. To see him do live roleplays has made a profound impact in many clinicians lives. Worldclass!

Patricia Robinson

Patricia is a psychologist and expert in ACT. She has been in ACT from the very beginning. She has written several books and articles in ACT and is the co-founder of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is training clinicians in the use of ACT in primary care settings. Patricia is an extraordinary teacher, human and touches the hearts of her trainees every. single. time.

Benjamin Schoendorff

Benji is a psychologist and expert in ACT. He has specialised in The Matrix. Benji has an incredible way of making difficult things comprehensible and his teaching style is both humorous and deeply moving. When training with Benji you are guaranteed to get tools that you can start using right away. Benji is an extraordinary human who also willingly and courageously walks the talk in his trainings. 

"Don't hesitate for a second signing up for this"

Since ACT is so experiential it has been very rewarding to participate in this training. We were doing all the exercises on ourselves and the effects of learning by doing were amazing and not something you can read about in a book. I highly and warmly recommend this training program. If you want to learn ACT, try out ACT personally and have fun while you connect with wonderful people, you shouldn’t hesitate for even a second to sign up for this.

METTE KRUSE

LIC. PSYCHOLOGIST

Training overview

 

14 December 2020: ”ACT Primer” w/Rikke Kjelgaard

15-16 December 2020: ”ABC of Human Behavior and Relational Frame Theory for Clinicians” w/Niklas Törneke

5-6-7 October 2021: ”ACT Skill Building and Case Conceptualization” w/Kelly Wilson

23-24-25 November 2021: ”The Compassionate and Vital Life: Using ACT for Change” w/Robyn Walser

25-26-27 January 2022: ”Principles and Practice of Focused ACT” w/Kirk Strosahl & Patricia Robinson

31 May 2022: ”ACT questions and answers” w/Rikke Kjelgaard

4-5 October 2022: ”The ACT Matrix” w/Benjamin Schoendorff

12 December 2022: ”ACT Recap and method training” w/Rikke Kjelgaard

 

Supervision group #1

27 January 2021 – Niklas Törneke

8 June 2021 – Niklas Törneke

4 October 2021 – Kelly Wilson

22 November 2021 – Robyn Walser

24 January 2022 – Kirk Strosahl

28 January 2022 – Patricia Robinson

1 June 2022 – Niklas Törneke

2 June 2022 – Rikke Kjelgaard

3 October 2022 – Benjamin Schoendorff

13 December 2022 – Niklas Törneke

 

Supervision group #2

28 January 2021 – Niklas Törneke

9 June 2021 – Niklas Törneke

8 October 2021 – Kelly Wilson

26 November 2021 – Robyn Walser

24 January 2022 – Patricia Robinson

28 January 2022 – Kirk Strosahl

1 June 2022 – Rikke Kjelgaard

2 June 2022 – Niklas Törneke

6 October 2022 – Benjamin Schoendorff

14 December 2022 – Niklas Törneke

The dates will be released in the spring of 2022

The dates will be released in the spring of 2022

come join us

Let your ACT adventure begin

Next program starts in spring 2023

Enroll now and get these early bird bonuses

If you register for this training program before May 1st you will also get:

Bonus #1 goes here (A $197 value)

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Bonus #2 goes here (A $97 value)

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Bonus #3 goes here (A $197 value)

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Plus, You'll also get

The support your students will have access to

Live group call

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Facebook group

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Workbook & Checklist

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don't just take our word for it

This is what our students are saying

Mie Tastesen
5/5

I was really pushed out of my comfort zone in this training. And all the way compassion and empathy was central in what we were doing. It was amazing to get the opportunity to experiment and play around with ACT. I have rarely cried and laughed as much as I did in this training. The vulnerability and openness that was offered was truly special.

MIE MY ISOLDE TASTESEN

LIC. PSYCHOLOGIST

Laila Lambrecht
5/5

This training has done my medical practice much easier, more giving and more exciting. My patients are thanking me for our sessions. I now always use ACT – especially Focused ACT – in my consultations and it’s such a useful tool for my practice. This should have been part of any medical training.

LAILA LAMBRECHT

DOCTOR

Anne-Sofie Olsen
5/5

It’s been amazing to be in the company of these trainers that has become personal and professional rolemodels to me. I enjoyed the variety of trainers as well as the passionate support from my peers. I’ve learned so much. Especially to be brave. And to work with my own flexibility both professionally and personally.

ANNE-SOFIE OLESEN

LIC. PSYCHOLOGIST

Meet Your organiser

Hello, Rikke here!

I’m a psychologist, author, peer reviewed ACT trainer and an awarded Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. I have more than 400 workshops on my resumé and have run the 2 year ACT training program in Copenhagen since 2012. 

Rikke Kjelgaard

Everything you need to know

The training is taking place in Copenhagen (Denmark) – just by the airport and by the beach.

All trainings days at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

96 hours of training on 16 training days.

Your investment is 48000 DKK which includes materials and all food during training hours.

Supervision of 60 hours can be added separately. Supervision is 10 days and your investment is 30000 DKK.

All trainers and supervisors are ACBS peer reviewed ACT trainers.

All rights reserved.

All training is in English. All trainers are welcoming and used to work with therapist who don’t have English as their native tongue.

This training is didactic with role plays and therapeutic skills training.

There’s a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.

Therapists are invited to work on personal as well as professional material.

This training is approved for specialist credits (in Denmark) for psychologists and doctors.

25% of the available seats can be assigned to therapists with other relevant academic background.

There’s a limited amount of supervision seats available. 

Each group consists of a maximum of 8 participants.

The supervision is optional and can be bought as an add-on to the training program.

Supervision costs 30000 DKK.

Supervisors are Niklas Törneke, Robyn Walser, Kelly Wilson, Kirk Strosahl, Patricia Robinson, Benjamin Schoendorff and Rikke Kjelgaard.

Payment is done through bank transfer to Rikke Kjelgaard Consulting in Denmark.

Upon registration you can choose between the following options:

  1. payment of the whole amount here and now
  2. payment in 2 rates – 50% now and 50% in a year
  3. payment in 3 rates – first payment now and the following payments every 6 months
  4. payment in 12 rates – first payment now and then every other month
  5. payment in 24 rates – first payment now and then months payments

 

No added fee with partial payment.

All invoices are sent from Denmark. Added bank fees are paid by the participant.

Registration opens one year prior to the training.

There’s a limited amount of seats.

Waitlist registrants will be offered a 2 week registration window before the official opening of the course registration.

The registration is legally binding. 

We welcome all students who want to master Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to this program.

Due to the rules of Dansk Psykologforening (The Danish Psychology Association) only 25% of the seats are available for students who are not psychologists or doctors.

When you apply for this program you will know whether you’ve been approved within a week of your registration.

Due to the limited amount of seats it is always a good idea to sign up sooner rather than later 🙂

No.

Seats are sold and not reserved.

 

If you put yourself on the waitlist and sign up when registration opens you are very likely to get a seat.

Registration for the 2 year ACT training program is legally binding.

With cancellation prior to 12 weeks before this course starts there is an administrative fee of 2500 DKK.

Cancellation between 12 and 4 weeks prior to this course is invoiced 25% of the total amount.

Cancellation within 4 weeks of the course is invoiced 50% of the total amount.

After the course starts the participant is responsible for 100% of the course fee.

These terms apply even if the participant was offered partial payment upon registration.

If we’re unable to meet in Copenhagen due to national regulations or travel restrictions for our foreign trainers, the training will be delivered online.

Contact Us

Still have questions?

I love connecting with you and answering your burning questions about the 2 year training program. You can email us directly at support@rikke.se and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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