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For Mental Health Professionals

Dr. Sheri Turrell

Sheri came to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy somewhat accidentally. After a ten-year career as a Registered Nurse, followed by a shift to graduate school at OISE / University of Toronto and working in various hospital settings as a Psychologist, she took part in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). After completing the MBSR course, Sheri was curious as to how the mindfulness practice that helped her could be of use to her clients. This exploration lead to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy (ACBS) website and news of a two-day workshop with Kelly Wilson in Toronto almost ten years ago. After attending that workshop, incorporating mindfulness into her existing behavioral therapy practice became slightly clearer – only slightly because ACT invites us to never stop learning and growing.


Sheri embarked on her current journey, fueled by her passion for ongoing learning and dedication to helping her clients, and immersed herself in “all things ACT.” Over the past ten years, she has co-authored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally. Now, as Canada’s first female ACBS*Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Sheri is bringing her experience and skills as both a clinician and trainer to fill a gap in learning ACT – how to continue learning when the workshops are over?


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Current Courses


Ongoing 2020

Clinicians Support During COVID-19 with Sheri Turell

Online opportunity for clinicians to build community and provide support and consultation to one another. 

You must be signed up on the list serve to receive private links. 

Meeting frequency and agenda varies to suit clinicians’ needs.

Past Courses


From November 28 to November 30, 2019

The primary goal of this workshop is to teach the basic philosophy, behavioural change procedures and techniques of ACT. In addition to lecture and classroom discussions, this workshop will emphasize teaching the core therapeutic processes of ACT experientially.


October 4th, 2019

Sheri was in Vancouver offering “Learning ACT From the Inside Out: An Experiential 2-day Intensive Workshop with Dr.Sheri Turrell, C.Psych”

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