Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
|Description||This lecture explores the different techniques and methods in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to aid in reducing anxiety and depression.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a mindfulness based therapy which focuses on taking action in accordance to one's value in order to create a rich and meaningful life. In recent years, mindfulness based psychological approaches are becoming increasingly popular in helping to reduce stress, increase self awareness, manage painful thoughts, feelings, memories and urges. Mindfulness can be described as a transformative mental state of awareness, openness and focus.
|About the presenter(s)||Peter Kyriakoulis is the director of the Positive Psychology Clinic and the Positive Psychology Wellness Centre. He is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. He completed his undergraduate studies with honours at the University of Athens in 2000, and in 2003 he completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology in Melbourne. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice as a psychologist, and over the ensuing years has worked in community health and various psychiatric settings, becoming a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society in 2007. Peter has a wide interest in applying positive psychology principles in clinical practice whilst maintaining a cognitive behavioural framework. He also specialises in psychological assessment using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2).|
|Location||VIC Metro, Australia|
|Venue||Northcote Town Hall (Ground Floor, Room 2)
189 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
|Start/End Date||28 Nov 2012|
|Time||7.30pm - 9.00pm|
|Cost||$10.00 ADAVIC members $20.00 Non-Members|
|Contact Name||Adavic Volunteer|
|Telephone||03 9853 8089|