FACT is a brief but powerful behavioural intervention approach, widely used in the USA and Europe.

Online FACT part  2
25 November

This advanced-level course is intensely practical, with a strong emphasis on skills-development. You’ll discover a treasure-trove of simple but powerful tools, techniques and processes that you can immediately start using to enhance your work and help your clients rapidly progress to post-traumatic growth.

This workshop assumes at least a beginners-level knowledge in FACT. If you have not done any fact before, please do this 1.5 hour course before hand: https://www.goodfellowunit.org/courses/focussed-acceptance-commitment-therapy (it includes a certificate) 

FACT 2 goes in to case conceptualisation for a FACT consultation, looks at functional analysis and how to use work love play along the Te Whare Tapa Wha model and the new ACT process based therapy which focusses on connecting to the patient from a heart to heart rather than a head to heart or head to head process. It also includes new videos of numerous ACT interventions that are the favourite of Dr Patti Robinson one of the founders of FACT.

Learning Outcomes - What it provides for clients

This workshop is a follow up on the FACT workshop.
The FACT program is based on the principle of accepting what is out of one's personal control while committing to action to enrich their life and make it more meaningful. It aims for individuals to learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings in such a way to have less impact and influence (mindfulness skills), and to clarify what is truly important and meaningful (clarify values). It teaches participants to use this knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate themselves to set goals and take action that enriches their life. This Advanced FACT workshop teaches participants more skills and a deeper understanding of the FACT model.

Who Should Attend

This 6 hour workshop is suitable for counsellors, social workers, nurses, clinical psychologists, GP's, case workers, clinicians, and others focused on helping their clients address issues like anxiety, depression, stress and get on with life.

Bruce Arroll will facilitate this workshop using ZOOM. Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms.
All you need is a computer with internet connection. You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, 1 week prior to the workshop.

This workshop assumes at least a beginners-level knowledge in FACT. If you have not done any fact before, please do this 1.5 hour course before hand: https://www.goodfellowunit.org/courses/focussed-acceptance-commitment-therapy (it includes a certificate) 

Here's what others say:

"Thank you so much for this opportunity! I learnt a great deal from this and am confident my practice will improve as a result of this training", participant, February 2020

“The Advanced FACT workshop was a great follow on from the introduction to FACT, this has given me more confidence to use the skills I learnt and I am sure my clients will benefit from this immediately. Especially the new approach to resistance assessment and resistance challenging has already been very successful with some of my clients. Thank you Bruce” Wendy, February 2020.

The ADVANCED FACT workshops are worth 20 points/6.5 hours CPD

This workshop has also been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 5.25 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

About the presenter:

Bruce Arroll

Bruce is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland New Zealand and a practising GP at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa in South Auckland. He does regular general practice at that clinic and also does special consultations using Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) for people who are feeling stuck in their lives by stress, pain or low energy. He does this work with his own patients and those referred from his clinic colleagues as well as for people outside of the clinic.


25 November, 9am - 3.30pm

This workshop will be delivered LIVE using ZOOM.

Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms.
All you need is a computer with internet connection. You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, 1 week prior to the workshop.

Price & Registration

One Day Workshop

We appreciate situations have changed, and we leave it up to you to pay what you can.
Recommended: $275 
Unfunded/unwaged: $150 
Choose your option on the registration form (ticket type). Price is inclusive of GST.

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email: nathalie@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $20 + GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email nathalie@grow.co.nz if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Pre-Event Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, you will be emailed the workshop materials in advance. You may wish to print these for your own convenience. 

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For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at nathalie@grow.co.nz
Phone: 021 066 9811