ACT-FACT summer camp 2020 in Helsingborg Sweden



About the ACT Summer Camp

ACT Summer Camp II, scheduled for September 7-12, 2020, is a rare opportunity to get a week long (six days, monday morning to saturday afternoon), intensive supervision and training experience in a small group format with the 3 founders of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), who are also widely regarded as master ACT trainers.  Our educational methods are heavily oriented toward helping you develop practical and effective clinical skills. This means we don’t “lecture” a lot, but instead give highly focused, time limited didactic training, with a much bigger emphasis on role playing, modeling skills during case supervision, providing real time feedback on video recordings of therapy sessions and leaving plenty of time for small group interaction in case discussions. The majority of training activities will be conducted in English, with some opportunities for Swedish speakers to conduct their role plays in their first language.

About Each Day

Morning and afternoon training sessions will involve each trainer addressing a specific clinical topic area with a small group of participants who are interested in that topic  (i.e., dealing with suicidal behaviors; treating patients with chronic pain and depression, working with children and families). We will leave the topics for some sessions open so that attendees can pick those topic areas that are of interest to them. Each day will end with a one and a half hour long “grand rounds” involving the three of us facilitating a large group discussion of an important clinical, ethical or conceptual issue in ACT. 

Optional activities

Every morning, Patti will meet participants who are interested in a half hour group walk to the sea, along with some basic yoga stretches. At the end of the clinical day, Patti will offer participants a half hour restorative yoga class. These optional activities are designed to complete the classroom learning activities and to enhance opportunities for working with awareness and promoting reflection and self-compassion. 

About the Venue and Lodging

The training will be held at the beautiful, peaceful Sundsgarden Conference Center, situated on the sea that separates Sweden from Denmark; only an hour by train from the Copenhagen airport.  Across the sea and 20 minutes away is Helsingor, Denmark, with its’ fabled castle (the setting for Hamlet). You have easy access to the beach as well; it is a five-minute walk from the conference center. A ten-minute bus ride will take you to the bustling city center of Helsingborg, where there are numerous hotels and excellent restaurants. In Helsingborg, you can take a ferry to Helsingor castle. If you choose to stay at the conference center, your breakfast, dinner and a lighter snack at night is included in the nightly room rate. Single or double occupancy rooms are quite modern and very reasonably priced for conference attendees. Note that you are responsible for arranging your own lodging. Price for double room is 1070 swedish kr a night for the room and 670 for a single. 

The site is in Swedish but they will respond in English both by e mail and telephone. You could also book on their web page. (Boka hotellrum means book a room:)

How to Register

This is the second ACT summer camp we will be sponsoring. The first one was a blast for us and we had an enthusiastic group of clinicians from 12 different countries!  If you want to be a part of this unique opportunity to receive a true “immersion” training experience in ACT, please click on the link below to go to the registration page. Please be aware that we are limiting the number of reservations to 35 participants in order to preserve the intimate, small group feel of a summer camp. You can receive a discount off the registration fee if you register before the “early bird” deadline (14:th of Janyary 2020), if you are in a group of four or more people attending together, or if you are a student in training (documentation required). Please email Thomas at if you are a person or a group with possibilities to get a discount and you will get a code to use in the registration form.

Price: 1250 € including VAT 25%

Early bird 1100 € (EB was valid until 14:th jJanuary)
Groups of four or more is also 1000 € each

Student with documentation is 600 € (limited number)

The price includes a 25% VAT (that we need to pay in taxes in Sweden even if VAT is not included for this kind of training in your country or if you work in an organization that does not pay VAT)

Lunch, fruits, sandwiches, coffe/the and water during brakes and Pattis powerwalks and yoga classes are also included and of course handuts and material used during the training. 

When you register, an e-bill will be sent to your e-mail address. That ´s the only bill you get so please check your spelling in order to get a valid e-mailadress. Payment of the e-bill guarantees your participation in the summer camp! If you don’t receive an e-bill after you register, check your junk/spam folder, as it may have been stopped your junk/spam filters. 
When you register you also accept that you can´t get refounds but of course you can give/sell your summer camp ticket to someone else. If we get a waiting list we can arrange for that but only then.



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