a chapter of Mindfulness Ontario
Time: November 26, 2019 at 6pm to September 5, 2020 at 4:30pm
Location: University of Ottawa
Website or Map: http://www.ottawariverpsychol…
Event Type: workshop, professional, training
Organized By: Ottawa River Psychology Group
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2019
The Deepest Kindness: ACT and the Therapeutic Relationship
In this intensive workshop, Dr. Kelly Wilson provides a personal and powerful guide to the therapeutic relationship from a CBS perspective.
Set in an evolutionary context, this workshop will offer a personal and powerful guide to the therapeutic relationship from an ACT perspective. What can happen when you slow down, let go of your usual patterns of managing hard content, and shift your attention from fixing and consoling to listening and appreciating? What happens in that relationship when we offer the same quality of attention to the clinical conversation that we offer to our breath in a mindfulness meditation? Clients can be truly heard and, will sometimes, hear themselves for the first time.
This workshop will be appropriate for therapy beginners to veteran ACT therapists. The skill sets and sensitivities targeted in this workshop are broadly relevant to human services including all aspects of physical and mental health care, but also to management and education.
Researchers are welcome to participate. Deep immersion in ACT processes has the potential to improve our research questions.
The workshop will be densely experiential. Principles will be described briefly, and we will focus our time and attention on practice. We will practice exercises and interviews that can change your interactions with your very next client.
Dr. Wilson will offer multiple live demonstrations to illuminate interviewing method, pace, and targets.
About Kelly G. Wilson:
Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University at Mississippi. He was the Founding President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and was among the first cohort of ACBS Fellows. Dr. Wilson has devoted himself to the development and dissemination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and its underlying theory and philosophy for 30 years. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters, as well as 11 books including the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change, Mindfulness for Two, and Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong. He has central interests in the application of behavioral principles to understanding topics such as purpose, meaning, values, therapeutic relationship, and mindfulness.