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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Lisa Patterson-Kane
Description Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the 'Third Wave' Therapies, along with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. ACT is unique amongst these developments because it allows the direct clinical application of a solid theoretical foundation with considerable empirical and experimental support.
ACT uses metaphor, paradox, mindfulness, acceptance skills and experiential exercises to undermine the power of destructive cognitive, emotive and behavioural processes. It helps clients to create a rich, full and meaningful life, to take action guided by their deepest values, and to free themselves from the grip of self-limiting thoughts, painful memories, negative emotions and painful bodily experiences.
Outcomes and Learning Activities:
 Learn didactically and experientially the key components of ACT: Acceptance, Defusion, Contact with Present Moment (Mindfulness), Self as Context, Values, and Committed Action;
 Learn the practical application of ACT skills in the workshop/class-room in a manner that is immediately applicable to the treatment room;
 Develop knowledge and confidence in the application of ACT worksheets and exercises; and
 Access numerous ACT resources for use in clinical practice.
About the presenter(s) Lisa Patterson-Kane is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively throughout rural and remote regions of Australia. Originally from the New England region of New South Wales, Lisa has recently returned with her family and is working at the University of New England (UNE) as the Clinic Coordinator and a Senior Lecturer. Lisa also continues a small private practice and has continuing contracts for remote work. Lisa has combined her rural background and professional training in Clinical Psychology to specialise in rural and remote mental health, particularly focusing on the identification and treatment of unique expressions of male depression in rural and remote areas. Lisa uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frequently in her clinical work and is passionate about the clinical application of ACT skills to meet the unique needs of rural populations as well as the general population.
Location NSW Regional, Australia
Venue Bonville International Golf Course
North Bonville Rd, Bonville

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 17 Nov 2012
Time 9:30am to 4:30pm (Registration commences at 9am)
Cost $149 Members, $199 non Members, $99 Student Members
Organiser Mid-North Coast NSW Branch
Contact Name Adam Patrech
Telephone 02 6658 5979
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