CHAIR-WORK AND OTHER ACTION METHODS AS THERAPY INTERVENTIONS - Skills training in practical applications for use within any therapeutic approach
|Date:||16 May 2020|
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|Organiser:||The Professional Development People|
In recent years, Chair-Work and among other active interventions have experienced a revival in their clinical application. These methods have been utilised in a range of current therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy. This dynamic workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to effectively apply ChairWork along with several other complementary and powerful methods (based on psychodrama and Gestalt therapy techniques). These methods may be easily adapted into existing practice as interventions with the capacity to enhance the therapeutic work with individuals and with couples. You will learn when and how to effectively use specific Action Methods including: Empty Chair in it’s varying forms, Role Reversal, Doubling, and Maximising - the latter being useful for increasing awareness of body language and emotions. You will also learn how to work with client resistances to these approaches. Ari will introduce each of these with a demonstration of the technique, information on when and how to use them, and then participants in pairs and triads will have the opportunity to practise them in role-play simulations with Ari available for guidance and consultation. Following each practise session, there will be discussion of 'areas of difficulty', and questions before proceeding to the next technique.
- Develop the skill to know when and how to use Chair-Work effectively
- Be familiar with a powerful range of action techniques and to know which and when to apply for maximum therapeutic benefit
- Safely practise new techniques in simulations after seeing them demonstrated
- Have increased confidence to apply these skills in your own practice
- Have added a powerful range of techniques to enhance your therapeutic effectiveness - especially in areas where you may have felt stuck or ineffective
- Have participated in a fun, lively, and energetic workshop
Ari Badaines, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who trained in the United States. In 1980 he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC where he studied Group Therapy, Family and Couple Therapy. Later, he undertook further training at the Institute for Family Therapy in London. Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia. He was twice a keynote speaker for the annual conference of Marriage Guidance Counsellors (now Relationships) in the UK. In 2015, Ari led a two-day workshop for the Psychological Society of Ireland on ‘Action Techniques with Individuals and Couples’ which was so positively received that he has been invited back each year since to present on couples and family therapy. He is renowned as an engaging and popular presenter for PDP and for several European organisations. He has been in private practice for over 45 years, and has led workshops in over twenty countries on group therapy, couple and family therapy, and a variety of trainings on individual therapy including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Solution-focused brief therapy, and Action-Methods.
Location and date
293 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
16 May 2020
9:15am - 4:30pm
Standard fee $298
This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.
Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.
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