Relational Frame Theory (RFT) Made Simple – Webinar, with Dr Joe Oliver

Course Description

 Recorded Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Joe Oliver
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  • RFTDo you use psychological interventions in your work?
  • Have you noticed how language sometimes gets in the way of your clients living the kind of lives they want for themselves?
  • Are you interested in talking to your clients more precisely and efficiently?
  • Have you ever openly wept whilst trying to work your way through an RFT article?
  • Would you like to hear a working clinician share and demonstrate how RFT has enriched their practice?

If you can answer ‘Yes’ to more than one of these questions, then this workshop has been designed for you. RFT is a powerful, and elegantly simple theory (we know but it’s true) that can make a big difference in terms of the precision, speed and focus of your work. An understanding of the principles of RFT can help you target your use of language to focus on particular ways in which clients make relations between different aspects of their experience. Whilst an understanding of RFT can bring an added dimension to your work, many RFT texts can be heavily theoretical and difficult to relate to practice.

This webinar  aims to present the core concepts of RFT in an accessible manner with a clear focus on practical application.

The webinar will be presented from a behavioural science perspective and will aim to increase practical skills, as well as knowledge of RFT, whatever your model of working. No previous knowledge of RFT will be assumed, although some experience of using behavioural principles in the service of your work (e.g. as a therapist, coach, or educator) will be helpful.

What You Will Learn

The webinar  has four main aims:

  • To explain the key principles of RFT as contextual behavioural science account of language and cognition
  • To explore the ways in which language changes the function of stimuli and alters human behaviour
  • To focus on how therapists can shape their intentional use of language in the service of increasing therapeutic efficiency and efficacy
  • How learn how to use the ACT Matrix – a simple framework for utilising relational frames in session

About Your Presenter

Conference held at Friends House, London on 24 April 2015

Dr Joe Oliver is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and course director for the post graduate diploma in CBT for Psychosis at University College London. He also works as a clinician within the UK National Health Service (NHS) and is Director for Contextual Consulting, offering ACT-focused training, supervision, and therapy.

Joe regularly delivers teaching and training on both ACT and cognitive behavioural therapies, in the UK and internationally and is an ACBS peer reviewed trainer. He is an effective and engaging speaker and consistently receives excellent feedback on his workshops (see testimonials HERE).

Joe is co-editor of the textbook, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis” co-author the popular ACT self-help book, “ACTivate Your Life” and the new manual “ACT for Psychosis Recovery”.


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Relational Frame Theory (RFT) Made Simple – Webinar, with Dr Joe Oliver

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