Short Course / CPD
School of Community Health and Midwifery
No Partner College
Tuesday 29th November 2016 ,10.00am-1.00pm
This course is aimed at mental health professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists and professionals who work with service users experiencing chronic pain, at risk adolescents and those who wish to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a trans-diagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy that predominantly teaches clients acceptance and mindfulness skills, as well as values clarification and enactment skills. The goal of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), pronounced as the word ‘act’ not as the initials) is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT is now considered an empirical supported treatment for chronic pain, depression, smoking cessation, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, and anxiety. The acronym ‘ACT’ has been used to describe what takes place in a therapeutic environment, accept the effects of life’s challenges, choose directional values, and take action. The core of ACT is a change in both internal (self-talk) and external (action) verbal behaviour. People can have feelings about feelings (they might be ashamed or embarrassed about being anxious).
Who should attend?
Mental health professionals, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and professionals who work with service users experiencing chronic pain, at risk adolescents and those who wish to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Attendance without examination
Marie Percival is a senior lecturer at UCLan, and also a qualified counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist.
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You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops
If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
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