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Psychology Week 9-15 November 2015

Psychology Week takes place across NZ and Australia from the 9th to the 15th of November. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing.  The theme of the NZ Psychology Week is “living life well”. Find a free talk in a town near you at www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/psychology-week/

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ACT for Pain Management Training: 17-18 Oct 2013

Living Beyond Your Pain: ACT for Pain Management training workshop

  • Professional Development Opportunity
  • 17 October 2013 9:00 am—18 October 2013 4:30 pm
  • Parnell Trust, 545 Parnell Rd, Auckland

Chronic Pain is a major health problem and has high comorbidity with depression and other psychological problems. ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) is an evidence based therapy for pain management. ACT targets ineffective control strategies and experiential avoidance.

People learn to stay in contact with unpleasant emotions, thoughts and painful sensations. ACT entails three main treatment principles: Opening up to any private events such as thoughts, sensations and emotions, Becoming aware of the true nature of thoughts and sensations and actively engaging in a valued direction. This is an experiential workshop combining theoretical and practical exercises with the aim of both introducing and deepening all of the core processes of ACT.

This workshop will help you to learn how to strengthen your own experience of these processes helping you in your personal life as well as helping you help your client.

This workshop will provide a theoretical understanding, demonstrate practical examples and invite you to experience each of these processes. Dr JoAnne Dahl is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Uppsala, in Sweden, a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist, a recognized ACT trainer who has authored 5 books on ACT and two of which focus on ACT and treatment of chronic pain along with 40 scientific articles.

Contact: Heike Albrecht, Professional Development Coordinator, NZ Psychological Society


04 9141983