Acceptance and commitment therapy. More than just a therapy?
Wirral CPD - Therapeutic Alliance Group (TAG)
TAG provides local, low-cost CPD events with guest speakers and space for networking and peers support.
When: Thursday 11th July 2019.
Guest speaker: Dr Katy Roe.
Dr Katy Roe is the Director of Mindscape Psychology Ltd which offers therapy for adults and young people and mental health and wellbeing training. Katy is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS for fifteen years and had her own private practice for eight years.
Katy qualified from Liverpool University with a Doctorate in 2006, her work since then has predominantly been in the area of severe and enduring mental health difficulties. Katy became interested in acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches during her MSc at Bangor University in 2001.
Her areas of interest include innovative and preventative health and wellbeing projects, destigmatizing mental health and looking at creative ways of teaching psychological understanding to children and adults. Katy has recently written a chapter on short-term acceptance and commitment therapy for Sage Publications, The Handbook of Brief Therapies: A Practical Guide. Katy lives in North Wales and with her husband and two young children and enjoys baking, walking and yoga in her spare time as well as being an active member of village community life.
What will happen on the day?
This session seeks to explore how acceptance and commitment therapy which is described as “an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance, mindfulness, commitment and change strategies to increase psychological flexibility” applies both inside and outside of the therapy room.
Acceptance and commitment therapy has been applied and researched in all sorts of settings, to name a few:
- GP surgeries in short consultations
- severe and enduring mental health presentations
- improving trainee therapists wellbeing
- workplace stress
- chronic pain and physical health problems
- reducing serious illness spread in Africa.
Does the wisdom that this therapy is based upon offer us a deeper understanding of the human condition that could be used more widely for the public good? And what does that mean for us as therapists?
The venue for these events is the Quaker Meeting House, North Drive, Heswall, Wirral
The evenings start at 6.30pm with refreshments and networking, the guest speaker slot is from 7.00 to 9.30pm with a 15-minute comfort break.
The cost is £40, an early bird rate of £30 will apply to bookings fully paid for by Thursday 27th June 2019. Please email me to book your place.
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About Janice Roe-Evans
The Therapeutic Alliance Group - TAG is a venture which I started in May 2015 and is aimed at providing low cost, local CPD events. I facilitate 4/5 meetings a year providing space for Counsellors/Psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and clinical supervisors to update their knowledge and avail themselves of peer interaction and support.