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ACT Two-Day Advanced Workshop (ACT Training: Part 2) Workshop

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Russ Harris
Description This 2-day workshop is both didactic and experiential. You need to have attended at least one introductory ACT workshop (with any ACT trainer) before attending this one.
Day one will focus on the use of ACT with depressed, multi-problem, and suicidal clients. Day two will focus on the use of ACT with anxiety disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, substance abuse, anger and grief.
In this workshop, you will learn:
 How to easily conceptualise cases using the ACT model
 How to effectively utilise ACT with depression, suicidality, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, anger and grief
 How to get 'unstuck' when therapy is not progressing
 How ACT can help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients and prevent 'burnout'
 How to effectively handle suicide threats, and make more accurate suicide risk assessments
 How to motivate clients who seem resistant to change
 Mindfulness with traumatic memories
 A variety of new and powerful metaphors
 Experiential exercises in forgiveness and compassion
 New cognitive defusion techniques
 New mindfulness techniques
 The use of 'nightmare rehearsal' for PTSD

You will receive:
 Articles, protocols, and research on the clinical use of ACT
 Detailed handouts covering a wide array of useful ACT interventions.
 A variety of useful client handouts and worksheets
 A CD recording of Mindfulness Skills: Volume 2
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue The State Library of New South Wales - in the Dixson Room
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 6 May 2013 to 7 May 2013
Time 4.30pm on day 1, and from 9am to 4.00pm on day 2
Cost $495 ($395 student concession)
Notes Dr Russ Harris, M.B.B.S., M.A.C. Psych. Med. Russ qualified as a doctor in 1989 in the UK, migrated to Australia in 1991, and set up practice as a GP in Melbourne. He became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness which ultimately led to a career change, and he now works in two different, yet complementary roles: both as a therapist and as a coach. When he discovered Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, he was so deeply impressed that he promptly went to the U.S.A. to train with its creators, Steve Hayes and Kelly Wilson. Since then, he has been back repeatedly for advanced training, and is now not only a fully-accredited ACT trainer, but has also become internationally acclaimed for his capacity to teach and train this model, and make it accessible to all. (His textbook, "ACT Made Simple", will be published in November 2009.) Russ travels all around Australia, and internationally, providing workshops and training in ACT for a wide variety of health profess
Organiser Dr Russ Harris
Contact Name Ilana Meneses