The compassionate and flexible therapist
Do you ever “get stuck” as a therapist?
Do some of your clients press your “hot buttons”?
Do you ever find yourself struggling and thinking about “what do I do next” or feeling anxious, scared or stressed in therapy?
In this workshop we will work on clarifying your therapist values and defining what is “difficult” about “difficult” clients. Through discussions, demonstrations and roleplays we will then work on these difficult clients and look at the processes from a compassionate ACT perspective.
The goal will be to broaden your repertoire as a therapist and become more flexible and compassionate when working with “difficult” clients while sticking to your valued direction therapist behaviors.
This workshop is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and participants will learn to flexibly and fluently use the processes of psychological flexibility when facing difficult moments in therapy.
The overall theme of this workshop will be experiential learning and directing compassion toward ourselves as therapists and towards our clients.
This workshop is intended for any therapist or student in a mental health field who has basic knowledge of the ACT model.