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Flexible Exposure -using psychological flexibility to vitalise Exposure Therapy

Thursday 28th February, 2019

Overview

Thursday 28th February
9-11am UK Time
Online Webinar + recording available for 28 days after
Presenter: Dr. Eric Morris
Please note: you can still access the recording even if you are not able to make the live event

 

Exposure is one of the most established, effective evidenced-based behavioural  tools available to modern psychological therapists. It is also one of the most under-utilised and misused.

Avoidance (cognitive, emotional and behavioural) is at the heart of just about all psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance misuse, stress, chronic pain, anger issues, and trauma. It’s hard not to think of any problem that is not  maintained by problematic avoidance. Training the alternative; openness and acceptance through exposure, can be difficult work for both clients and therapists.

But latest research gives us important insights about how we can maximise the impact of exposure and engage clients in ways that are truly meaningful and make real and lasting changes in their lives.

In this webinar Dr Eric Morris will take you, step by step, through the contemporary developments in exposure therapy and  the current process of change theories. He will  outline how exposure conducted from the psychological flexibility perspective – such as in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – has advantages in terms of improving client motivation, emotional awareness and flexibility in learning. All of this  will help you to maximise the impact of your own exposure and acceptance interventions.

Eric is a master trainer and clinician with a deep body of clinical experience and research knowledge to draw on. This is a unique opportunity to learn from his experience to enhance your own practice.  

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The latest cutting edge exposure theory (expectancy violation, values enhancement, variable exposure hierarchies) and how it practically apply it
  • How to provide an easy to understand, practical rationale to exposure therapy that clients will engage with
  • How to bring together exposure tasks with client values to maximise motivation
  • How collaborate with clients to increase their willingness to do exposures and use psychological flexibility skills
  • How to harness curiosity to build exposure skills
  • The use of emotional labelling and present moment skills
  • How to best choose between different forms (e.g. imaginal, in vivo)
  • How to do values based response prevention

About Your Presenter

Dr Eric Morris is a clinical psychologist and Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Eric has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor and trainer in cognitive behavioural therapies. He researches Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an individual and group intervention for people with psychosis, carers, and mental health workers.  He is a co-editor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, co-author of the self-help guide, ACTivate Your Life, and co-author of the treatment manual, ACT for Psychosis Recovery. He is the current President of the ANZ Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and an ACBS Fellow.

Rates

Early bird rate: £35 + VAT (£42 including VAT) ends 14th Feb

Standard rate: £45 (£54 inc VAT) from 15th Feb

Practicalities

How do I access the webinar?

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions. Just click and join the workshop – no need to download any software. The system has been designed to be 100% accessible.

Can I ask questions during the presentation?

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the webinar.

Will I receive a CPD certificate?

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Can I view the presentation afterwards?

Yes, a video of presentation will be available to you for up to 28 days after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the webinar to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live webinar – if you’re not able to make it on the actual dates, you can still register afterwards and watch the recorded version.

What equipment do I need?

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Can I still participate in any skills practice work?

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the Webinar.

Will the Webinar work on my computer?

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

How do I deal with any technical issues that come up?

We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared.

There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.