Acceptance and mindfulness is having a profound impact on clinical practice. Both empirically-supported and focused on deep clinical issues, acceptance and mindfulness approaches have been shown to help clients cope with a wide variety of clinical problems including:
- Substance Abuse
- Psychotic Symptoms
Many have described ACT as the next DBT! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can empower your clinical work. ACT takes the view that trying to change difficult thoughts and feelings as a means of coping can be relatively ineffective. However, new, powerful acceptance and mindfulness-based alternatives are readily available.
When combined with values—and committed action—ACT skills can quickly mobilize even some of our most stuck clients. The intention of the workshop is to provide you with the foundation of ACT and a beginning set of skills and experiences that will direct further development.
- Foster psychological acceptance in clients
- Quickly reduce the impact of negative thoughts
- Mobilize and make use of the spiritual side of clients
- Apply ACT skills and help clients get into contact with their core values
- Apply ACT methods to reduce the stressful impact of working with difficult clients
Developing ACT Skills
- Challenging the system: Creative hopelessness
- Control as the problem
- Self as context: Finding a place for experiential acceptance
- Defusion methods
- Language traps
The Therapeutic Relationship
Developing ACT Skills
- Values and choice
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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), best-selling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life and Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 32 books and over 400 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed ACT as a way of correcting these processes. Dr. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy.
His popular book Get Out Of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time magazine among several other major media outlets, and for a time was the number one best-selling self-help book in the United States. Dr. Hayes and the book were also part of the inspiration behind the Guy Ritchie movie Revolver (2005).
Dr. Hayes speaks internationally on acceptance and mindfulness and is one of the world's most influential clinical psychologists. His seminars are captivating, motivating and inspiring. Learning ACT will change your clinical work and your life.
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Individual Training Pack CPD 6 hours – £153.00