Covid-19 has affected all of us in so many ways, both personally and professionally. As Health and Social Care professionals, we might find ourselves supporting a range of people:
Though these may look like quite separate problems, ‘transdiagnostic’ approaches such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy allow us to see the common factors, and bring the same therapeutic skills to bear.
In this 2 hour webinar, we will focus on the benefits of one aspect of the ACT approach, the concept of Values: what really matters to a person, what they want their life to be about.
Through a combination of presentations, reflective exercises and discussion, participants will learn:
It will be suitable for a wide range of health and social care providers who find themselves supporting others with the impact of Covid.
No previous knowledge or experience of using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is required
Dr Ray Owen is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Health Psychologist with over 30 years experience of working in Physical Health settings within the NHS. He has substantial experience of teaching and supervision in a wide range of contexts, both within the Health Service and on a freelance basis. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an accredited facilitator in the national Advanced Communication Skills Programme for senior cancer practitioners. He is also an Association of Contextual Behavioural Science Peer Reviewed Trainer.
He has taught extensively on ACT in physical health contexts, and is the author of two successful self-help books published by Routledge – ‘Facing the Storm (2011)’ and ‘Living with the Enemy (2014)’, both of which were shortlisted for the BMA Popular Medicine Book of the Year Award.
How do I access the online workshop?
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.
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 workshop.
Will I receive a CPD certificate?
Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.
Can I view the presentation afterwards?
Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 3 weeks after the workshop is finished. You’ll be able to go back over any part of the workshop to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live workshop – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login 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 workshop.
Will I be able to access the online workshop 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.