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ACT for Young People – The Thriving Adolescent

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November, 2017

Overview

Workshop Featured Images Webcast Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November, 2017
Workshop times: 9.30- 4.30pm both days
 London
Presenter: Dr Louise Hayes

In-house workshop seats are now fully booked.  Webcast places are still available.

louise-e1398849195671Join Louise Hayes, leading world expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (ACT) for young people, a clinical psychologist and author for this 2-day training. The DNA-V model uses cutting edge research from positive psychology to bring a truly developmental focus to your work with young people. It’s all about mindfulness and growth.

She will demonstrate how to use the new model to build your skills with young people in a workshop that is suitable for all professionals who work with young people, including psychologists, counselors, social workers and teachers. Using techniques that work individually with young people in therapy, and scale this up to groups in classrooms.

The workshop is fun and creative and will focus on teaching you how to be experiential with young people and use a full range of techniques that go beyond talking at them, to make your sessions alive and engaging!

At the end of the two days, you will be ready to do ‘the walk of life’ with a young person.

thrivingadolescent-alt1Prerequisite Reading:

Read the first chapter of The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
 (Hayes, L & Ciarrochi, J, released November 2015).

Available for download here

No prior ACT training is required to attend this workshop.

What you will learn:

  • How to use ACT and positive psychology for young people individually and in group settings
  • 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 to their lives

About the Presenter

Dr Louise Hayes, Clinical Psychologist, MAPS, B.A., B.App.Sci (Hons), PhD (Clinical)

Louise is a world expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) for young people and the co-author of the best selling book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life, and the new book for teachers, therapists and counsellors on ACT for young people, The Thriving Adolescent. 

Louise uses ACT with young people in schools and clinical settings. She is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author and speaker.

Key aspects of Louise’s work:

  • ACT peer reviewed trainer conducting professional development for teachers, psychologists, counsellors, and professionals who work with young people.
  • Author of the best selling book Get Out of Your Mind and Into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life. 
  • Author of the new book The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
  • A senior fellow with Orygen Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.
  • A fellow with the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
  • A clinical psychologist in private practice at The Elms Family Medical Centre in Bacchus Marsh Victoria.
  • An active philanthropist working to help disadvantaged people in Nepal.

Fees

  • Early bird – £220 (ends Tuesday 7th November
  • Standard rate £240 (from Wednesday 8th November)

The same fee applies if you are joining via Interactive Webcast. Please select this option when you book. Click here to find out more about our Interactive Webcasting.