Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop
Creating Behaviour Change with Language – Using Relational Frame Theory to move clients forward.
7 CEU points accredited for Clinical-, Counselling- and Educational Psychologists as well as Registered Counsellors.
Gauteng: Protea Hotel by Marriott Midrand
Ext 20, 14th Street, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685
Western Cape: Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
Techno Ave, Techno Park, Stellenbosch, 7600
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
With more than 600 Randomised Controlled Trials demonstrating its efficacy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a research-supported model for the treatment of various conditions such as Chronic Pain, Depression, Mixed anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Psychosis.
Relational Frame Theory (RFT) provides the theoretical basis for ACT. A deeper understanding of the RFT principles underlying ACT and behaviour change allows the therapist to become even more skilled to move their clients forward.
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|After the workshop you will be able to:|
Describe Basic Behavioural Analysis and Behavioural Principles relevant to therapy.
See how Relational Frame Theory (RFT) gives you the ability to lead your client to positive behaviour change.
Describe how Language and Cognition creates psychological inflexibility and psychological suffering.
How the mind’s relational functions leads to psychological suffering.
Discuss how ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) practitioners works with problematic language functions causing psychological suffering.
Recognise the problem of experiential avoidance, rule-following, pliance and adaptive peaks in your clinical work.
Utilise experiential exercises to deal with verbal entanglement.
Practical exercises and skills to use in your sessions.
Bertus Swanepoel is a Counselling Psychologist who initiated the South African Chapter of the worldwide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organisation (ACBS) in 2016. He was also the first elected Chairman on the Board of the South African ACBS Chapter. He has attended two ACBS World Conferences and initiated, attended and presented numerous ACT workshops in South Africa. He is currently the head facilitator of the ACT Gauteng Peer supervision group.
Hannes Wessels is an educational psychologist. He strives to help people live rich and meaningful lives despite the obstacles and pain they might experience. He has been a member of the ACBS since 2018. In 2016 he presented at the International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan. He has also been a lecturer at the South African College of Applied Psychology since 2014 and has presented workshops on various topics related to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Career Counselling, Digital Mental Health and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
R2000 for professionals (Early bird R1 750 before 31 August 2021)
R1000 for registered students