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An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

According to the American Psychological Association, 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.

HPCSA: 7 points accredited for Clinical-, Counselling- and Educational Psychologists as well as Registered Counsellors.

Dates
26 July 2019 in Nelspruit 
2 August 2019 in Centurion
9 August 2019 in Port Elizabeth
Presented by Bertus Swanepoel 

27 July 2019 in Cape Town
Presented by Yoav van der Heyden

Presenter
Bertus Swanepoel is a Counselling Psychologist who founded 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 and attended numerous CPD workshops for visiting International Presenters to South Africa. He is currently the head facilitator of the ACT Gauteng Peer supervision group.
http://www.bertusswanepoel.co.za/
 
 Bertus Swanepoel has shown himself to be very dedicated and knowledgeable about ACT and I highly recommend him as a trainer for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshops” – Dr. Robyn Walser 

Presenter
Yoav van der Heyden is a Clinical Psychologist who is the current Chairman of the South African Chapter of the worldwide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organisation (ACBS). He was one of the founding members of the South African chapter of the ACBS and has been using ACT as a primary therapeutic approach for 10 years. He provides supervision and psychotherapy to psychologists and other mental health professionals that are interested in and learning ACT.
http://www.yvdheyden.com/
 
 After the workshop you will be more able to:Describe what Functional Contextualism isDescribe the six basic processes of Acceptance and Commitment TherapyDescribe the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical workDescribe how mindfulness is related to ACTDescribe how acceptance can promote positive functioningUtilize acceptance approaches with client’s avoidance problemsHelp clients make powerful life enhancing choices through ACT processes 
 
 Dates
26 July 2019 in Nelspruit 
2 August 2019 in Centurion
9 August 2019 in Port Elizabeth
Presented by Bertus Swanepoel 

27 July 2019 in Cape Town
Presented by Yoav van der Heyden

Venues: To be confirmed

Time:  08:00-16:30 

Cost: R1250 for professionals (Early bird R950 before 30 June 2019)
R 750 for students

Enquiries: bertus.swanepoel@gmail.com
Enquiries – Cape Town Presentation:yoavthepsychologist@gmail.com

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