Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
|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.|
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|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|