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Systematic Desensitisation - a practical application workshop

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Peter Richard-herbert for The Professional Development People
Description Systematic desensitisation is a type of behavioural therapy frequently used in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy to effectively help overcome phobic reaction, obsessive compulsion , panic attacks and anxiety disorders that have gradually built up over a period of time through long term habitual fear.
Systematic desensitisation is based on the principles of classical conditioning and can still be relied upon to deliver a clear evidence based result. Systematic desensitisation will succeed where other, more modern based techniques have failed. The process of Systematic desensitisation teaches client's applicable strategies to cope with anxiety. This training provides the client with a means of controlling their fear, rather than letting it build until it becomes unbearable. Systematic desensitisation is a classical therapeutic intervention that eliminates the acquired habitual fear formed between anxiety evoking objects or areas of life formed by trauma or situational crisis. The second component of systematic desensitisation is the gradual controlled exposure to the feared object or situation by compilation of a raw fears list and the natural neural process of reciprocal inhibition.
This "hands on" theory and application based workshop will teach the correct techniques and procedures to help assist clients overcome their fears and concerns, therefore giving clients back control of their lives.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
1. Gain sure-fire strategies to teach clients how to cope with anxiety or situations that are fear evoking.
2. Apply the correct procedures and techniques of Systematic Desensitisation.
3. Learn how to compile a raw fears list and apply the natural neural process of reciprocal inhibition.
4. Teach clients to overcome chronic and short-term anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, generalised phobic reaction and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Peter will share his extensive knowledge, clinical experience and practical approaches and methods throughout the day.

All course notes and resources are provided.
About the presenter(s) Peter Richard-Herbert is an Analytical Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He received his training in Freudian Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychotherapy at the National College of Psychotherapy in London (UK) graduating in 1983.
Completing his training as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in the UK in 1983 he furthered his study in Australia graduating from the college of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists in 1985.
In further study, Peter trained as an Ego State Therapist with Professor Gordon Emmerson with whom Peter is now a founding member of the Australasian Ego State Therapy Association (AESTA).
He is a past NSW President of The Australian Hypnotherapists' Association and National President of the Australasian Ego State Therapy Association (AESTA). Peter is a Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists (UK) and has worked clinically with clients for 28 years. He received his training in Neuro Linguistic Programming from Professor John Grinder in 1985 and received his Masters Degree in Cultural Psychology and Narrative Therapy from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in 2003. He is currently in the final year of his Doctorial thesis researching a Personality Profile Pre-Selective Device for HR recruitment. Peter has incorporated Ego State Therapy Theory into his higher research degree within a trans-disciplinary mode-2 paradigm.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 11 Nov 2012
Time 9am - 5pm
Cost Early bird $198.00
Notes Students and New Graduates may apply to register for half price at
Organiser The Professional Development People
Contact Name Carmen Nicotra
Telephone 1300 887 622