Living with Stuff that Sucks: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Young People
Presenter: Dr Ben SedleyAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported therapeutic approach that draws on behavioural and mindfulness principles to help people make space for painful thoughts and feelings and instead turn their focus towards values. ACT is rapidly growing in popularity internationally and is being used successfully with people experiencing a range of life challenges including low mood, worries, difficult behaviour, anger, anxiety, and interpersonal or family conflict. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of ACT with a specific focus on its successful application with younger people.
Ben will demonstrate and expand on ideas presented in his book ‘Stuff that Sucks’, including:
Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Presenter: Heike McCahon, MNZAC, Certified EFT Couples Therapist (ICEEFT)Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short term, structured approach to couples therapy. Relationships can be a source of immense stress and pain, as well as of great comfort and happiness. EFT therapists help couples learn to express and manage these feelings in a safe and positive way through working with theories of adult attachment theory and bonding. EFT is the most research based couples therapy model, based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and about 90% show significant improvements, using EFT.
What you will learn:
Working with Parents’ Anger Stage One: taking the heat off the child
Presenter: Selina Reid, MNZAC, MAANZPAThis 2-day workshop is for people working with parents, caregivers and families, where anger and distress is impacting children. The focus is on increasing awareness of escalation and de-escalation processes, as well as interventions to take the heat off the child, while supporting parents’ development.
Day One: Concepts and Skills:
Day Two: Applications of Learning:
This workshop is suitable for people working with parents and families in a range of settings where there are opportunities to respond from a therapeutic framework.
Selina Reid is an experienced group worker, counsellor & certified psychodramatist. She has worked in Education and Human Development over the last 25 years, including with adults experiencing the effects of trauma and family violence. She has offered this workshop in NZ for 5 years.