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Part 1 Training in ACT with Adolescents And Youth: 2014

This advanced-level workshop is worth 6 specialised CPD hours

Suitable for Professionals in both Mental Health and Educational Settings

NB: you must have attended at least a 2-day introductory ACT workshop (ACT Training Part 1) with a recognised ACT trainer.

Have you wondered how to use ACT with teenagers and young people? Or are you perhaps worried about how to transfer the techniques so that young people will be engaged? This one-day workshop will help you extend your ACT skills so that you can use experiential techniques confidently and dynamically with adolescents.

ACT with Young People is energising, engaging, and makes therapy a shared journey in development. Psychologist Louise Hayes, Australia's leading expert on the use of ACT for Adolescents and Youth, is now running a dynamic 1-day workshops on ACT for Adolescents and Youth, in Melbourne, Perth and Hobart, for a fee of only $290.

Dr Louise Hayes has completed a trial of ACT with adolescents, which was funded by 'Beyond Blue': Australia's National Depression Initiative. This program included individual and group treatments using ACT with adolescents. Louise is now using the findings from this work to train professionals in the use of ACT with young people, and to develop more ACT therapeutic materials.

The workshop will be experiential and will use a range of simple exercises that have been shown to work well with young people. You will learn how to use ACT principles while also considering the developmental stage of adolescents. We will focus on skills that are easily presented to a young person.

The workshop will be useful for professionals working across a range of settings where young people seek help, including private, public and educational services. You will receive support materials including handouts for use with adolescents, and a step-by-step group program.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to adapt the six core principles of ACT into exercises for young people
  • Developmental considerations when using ACT techniques
  • ACT ways of talking collaboratively with young people and creating an experiential space for behaviour change
  • How to create your own ACT exercises for young people using readily available resources
  • How to help young people connect mindfully in sessions
  • How to create mindful exercises that young people can use in their lives
  • Considerations for group work with young people

You will receive:

  • Art materials for experiential exercises
  • A variety of electronic materials for use with young people
  • An electronic copy of the Experiential ACT Adolescent Group Program

Duration: workshops run from 9am - 4.30pm

Fees: Super Keen $260 - Early Bird $275 - Standard $290 - Last Minute $320  

About Dr Louise Hayes, PhD, MAPS, CCLIN

Louise Hayes PhD, is a world leader in ACT for young people. Louise has co-authored a newly released ACT book for adolescents - Get out of your mind and into your life for teens: A guide to living an extraordinary life. Louise is an ACT trainer who regularly conducts successful international workshops using ACT for adults as well as for her specialty area of ACT for adolescents. She is a clinical psychologist employed by the Orygen Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She also runs a private practice and training business. As a researcher in adolescent mental health, Louise has published the first trial using ACT to treat adolescents with depression. She has also pioneered group programs using ACT with adolescents in schools, which were successfully replicated in Sweden. Additional information is available at www.actforadolescents.com 

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