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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop - May 2021

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The George Hotel

50 Park Terrace

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

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A 2-day introductory, experiential ACT workshop for clinicians.

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Growing research about ACT demonstrates its efficacy for a wide range of diagnoses and life problems. It helps people accept their internal experiences while moving towards the life they value.

At this experiential workshop you will establish a foundational understanding of Psychological Flexibility, develop skills for using ACT and learn about Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Over the two days you will learn how to:

  • help clients hold their painful thoughts and emotions gently; identify and actively move towards their values; and develop awareness of the present moment and their capacity to observe it.
  • develop a therapeutic relationship in which support can be provided compassionately and flexibly.
  • formulate life struggles from an ACT perspective.
  • practice ACT exercises and relate the concepts back to your own life and clinical experiences.
  • meet clients where they are and foster their willingness to change.

This workshop is fully catered.

Giselle Bahr is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Wellington ACT Centre. She has been using ACT in her practice for over twelve years, and has been trained and supervised by many of the world’s leading ACT therapists and researchers. Giselle has worked at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, in Private Practice with adults and adolescents, and trained new clinical psychology students at Victoria University of Wellington. Giselle has developed and facilitates a group introducing ACT to Parents.

Kathryn Whitehead is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in private practice and as an artist. She previously worked at the Mothers and Babies Inpatient Service in Christchurch, interspersed with stints in youth mental health. She is the co-author, with Sonya Watson, of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: the Ultimate Survival and Recovery Guide. Specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy alongside attachment, Kathryn cares about helping diverse clients, infants and their families build strong, connected and compassionate lives and relationships. These values flow into Kathryn’s work as a supervisor, mentor and reflective-practice facilitator for colleagues. Kathryn coordinates the Otautahi ACT Interest Group, chaired a hui on making the Mothers and Babies service more accessible to Māori, and features as a guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury Clinical Psychology programme. She has conducted and worked on research projects related to temperament, impulsivity and borderline personality disorder.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this training.  You can call or email us at:

ben@actwellington.co.nz, 0274757 383

 

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If your employer requires a GST receipt from you, please email us and we will send you one.

What's the refund policy?

A refund is available until 30 days before the workshop. This includes all costs except for the eventbrite nonrefundable fee of $32.29.  

A 50% refund is available until 14 days before the workshop.

From 14 days before the workshop, your ticket is non-refundable but fully transferrable.  To transfer your ticket to another attendee contact us with the new details.

Full refunds will be made if the event cannot proceed due to Covid19 restrictions, or attendees are unable to travel to the event due to Covid19 restrictions.

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The George Hotel

50 Park Terrace

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

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