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October 2017


Behind the ACT: Applying Relational Frame Theory in Practice Pre-Conference Workshop – Darin Cairns

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Pan Pacific Perth,

207 Adelaide Terrace

Perth

6000

Australia


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ACT has become a well-established and heavily researched approach within the CBT tradition. However, whilst it has gained increased acceptance and influence within the CBT community and clinical practitioners alike, the actual benefits of ACT are not strictly to do with its different approach to CBT or the new ideas it has brought to mental health treatment.  The steps forward that ACT represents lie in its attempt to build upon the basic fields of psychology and evolutionary science, where experimental…

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Living With and Beyond Your Pain: ACT in the treatment of Chronic Pain Pre-Conference workshop  –  JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Pain is a sensation, not a behaviour. Acceptance of the pain experience requires skills of exposure to  pain sensation , defusion from pain rules, and connection to values. The American Psychological Association has deemed ACT to have strong evidence as a treatment for chronic pain and ‘Living Beyond Your Pain’ to be the self help book that is evidence based. ACT is based on functional contextualism and based in a functional behaviorial analysis. The aim of this workshop is to offer…

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Fear and Flexibility: ACT for Anxiety and OCD in Young People Pre-Conference Workshop – Lisa Coyne

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm

Lisa Coyne

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety and OCD in children and adolescents have robust empirical support. However, clinicians trained in effective use of this treatment model are rare, and the service need is great, resulting in many children and adolescents failing to receive treatment for months to years after symptom onset. New research on how exposure works has suggested specific guidelines we can use to enhance how we use exposure based treatments. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a…

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