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An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT Workshop
An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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

Dates:
– 28 May 2022 Cape Town, Western Cape: 08:00-16:30

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town
64 New Church St, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8018

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)As one of the fastest growing evidenced based therapy modalities and with more than 600 Randomised Controlled Trials demonstrating its efficacy, ACT is a supported model for the treatment of various conditions such as Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Psychosis. ACT forms part of the “Third wave” cognitive behavioural therapies which prioritise the holistic promotion of psychological and behavioural processes associated with health and well-being over the reduction or elimination of psychological and emotional symptoms.

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After the workshop you will be able to:
Understand the importance of psychological flexibility for your clients.
Describe the six processes of psychological flexibility (the core theoretical construct of ACT).
Describe and work with the problem of experiential avoidance in clinical work.
Describe how to utilise mindfulness from an ACT framework and in your therapy.
Describe how acceptance can promote positive, adaptive functioning for your clients.
Utilise acceptance approaches with client’s avoidance problems.
Help clients make powerful life enhancing choices through ACT processes.
Learn how to develop psychological flexibility within your clients.
Be provided with practical resources to help you in session with your clients.

Presenters:

  
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 and currently the Chair-Elect of the ACBS South Africa. 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.


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Costs
– R2500 for professionals (EARLY BIRD R2000 before 15 April 2022)
– R1500 for registered intern psychologists