Flexible Exposure: The Core of ACT One-day Workshops with Dr Eric Morris, PhD
One-day Experiential Workshops with Eric Morris, PhD
7 CPD Hours
And yet many health practitioners know little about it, and rarely if ever do it. The most common reasons for this are lack of training, lack of self-confidence, or therapists' avoidance of their own discomfort. And even therapists that do know about exposure have usually been trained in "old school" outdated methods, that are quite rigid, are limited to the treatment of anxiety disorders, and are often unpleasant for both clients and therapists - with accordingly high drop-out rates.
In this workshop you'll learn:
- The difference between "old school" exposure and "new school"
- How there is NO CORRELATION between drops in anxiety levels/SUDS scores during exposure, and long term behavioural outcomes
- What to assess or measure instead of anxiety levels or SUDS
- How to do exposure with chronic pain, shame, depression, addiction, anorexia, anxiety disorders, trauma, and more
- How to make exposure compassionate, flexible, and values-based
- How to get client buy-in and prevent early drop-out
- And, of course, how to do the "nuts and bolts" of truly effective exposure work, including:
- Graded exposure and creating exposure hierarchies,
- Imaginal and in-vivo exposure,
- Interoceptive and external exposure,
- Naturalistic or informal exposure versus formal
- Exposure and response expansion (as opposed to old school "response prevention")
- In-session and between-session exposure
Exposure is, in a very real sense, the missing piece of foundational ACT training. There's just so much to fit into an introductory or advanced-level ACT workshop, exposure usually only gets a passing mention. This is unfortunate, because it's so important, and so powerful, and such a key ingredient for promoting lasting change in your clients. So if you want to be a truly effective ACT practitioner, you really need to get up to speed on this topic. And luckily for you, Eric Morris is just the man for the job. He's an excellent ACT trainer, clinician, author and researcher, and an expert in the field of exposure. In the space of one action-packed day, he'll give you everything you need to do compassionate and flexible exposure across the broadest range of disorders, using your own unique style.
About the Trainer
Dr Eric Morris is Director of the Psychology Clinic, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. He trained as a clinical psychologist in the mid-1990s at Murdoch University, specialising in psychological interventions for psychosis. On qualifying Eric worked in a pioneering service for early intervention for psychosis in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to the UK in 1999 to work for the National Health Service. Until 2014 Eric was the psychology lead for early psychosis at the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, and researched mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He also taught on the King’s College postgraduate program for cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis for 10 years. In 2013 Eric completed a PhD investigating psychological flexibility and auditory hallucinations. Eric’s research has focused on individual and group acceptance and commitment therapy for people recovering from psychosis, carers, and as a workplace intervention for mental health workers. He is a co-editor of ACT and Mindfulness for Psychosis, co-author of the self-help guide, ACTivate Your Life: Using Acceptance and Mindfulness to Build a Life That Is Rich, Fulfilling and Fun, and co-author of the forthcoming treatment guide, ACT for Recovery: a workbook on running effective groups for people with psychosis using acceptance and mindfulness, to be published by New Harbinger Press.
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