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Jun

09

Thursday

CPD seminar: an introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in the workplace

5.30pm

Seminars

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Speaker: Dr Paul Flaxman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, City University London

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern behaviour therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness interventions alongside commitment and behaviour change strategies to enhance psychological flexibility.

From an ACT perspective, psychological flexibility is defined as the ability to contact the present moment and change or persist in behaviour that serves one's personally chosen values.

During this seminar, Dr Flaxman will provide an overview of ACT's underlying intervention model, illustrate a number of common ACT techniques, and describe how he delivers ACT to groups in the workplace.

Location

Room DLG08, Social Sciences Building, Whiskin Street, London EC1R 0JD

Schedule

17:30. Registration and refreshments.

18:00-20:00. Seminar

20:00-20:30. Networking and refreshments.

Please note that the hours spent attending this seminar can be counted towards your CPD.

Dr Paul Flaxman

Dr Paul Flaxman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at City University London. For the past 10 years, he has been implementing and evaluating ACT as a workplace intervention for improving employees' mental health.

Future seminars

We are planning future CPD seminars for psychologists and social scientists to be delivered by Professor Jonathan Smith (Birkbeck, University of London) in September 2011 and Professor Ernesto Spinelli in January 2012.

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When & where

5.30pm - 8.30pmThursday 9th June 2011

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