The compassionate and flexible therapist

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Bring out the Best in you as a Therapist.

Portland, Oregon - April 17-18, 2020

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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.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  •  Identify and list your “hot buttons” in therapy
  •  Describe your avoidance patterns
  •  List your therapist values
  •  Learn how to use creative hopelessness on the therapeutic process
  •  Apply flexibility and fluidity to the processes of psychological flexibility
  •  Use compassion in session as a therapeutic tool
  •  Practice in-session behavior shaping

Meet your trainer

Rikke Kjelgaard, MSc, is a licensed psychologist and peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer within the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). She built the company ACT Danmark (in Denmark) and Human ACT (in Sweden) that offers both basic and specialist training and supervision in ACT, and she speaks frequently on ACT, compassion, and empowerment on stages across Scandinavia.

Rikke is very passionate about ACT, empowerment, and compassionate self-care, and she helps women and men around the world to thrive, stand up for themselves, and express and live their full potential.

With more than 400 workshops on her resume, Rikke is an experienced and popular educator. Her teaching style is highly experiential, and she is known to deliver trainings with passion, humour, warmth, and love.

REGISTRATION

This workshop is arranged by Portland Psychotherapy – clinic, research and training center

April 17-18, 2020

TaborSpace – Dining Room

5441 SE Belmont St

Portland, OR 97215

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