Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia

Locations
University of Birmingham
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Date(s)
Friday 7th November 2014 (09:30-16:30)
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Description
Old Joe from the South

ACT is an evidence-based transdiagnostic intervention that has its origins in the behavioural tradition. It is concerned with helping individuals identify their vales and taking committed action in the service of them. ACT identifies key processes that enable individuals to develop greater ‘psychological flexibility’ and teaches skills that help to change the relationship between an individual and their experience.

This one-day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people with difficulties related to insomnia. In particular, it will focus on how the struggle with sleeplessness tends to worsen the problems of insomnia, and on helping clinicians develop skills in assisting their clients to let go of this struggle.

The workshop will take place between 9:30am and 4:30pm. There are 40 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Further details and booking.

Facilitator: Dr Guy Meadows

www.cbt.bham.ac.uk