Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W18
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
ACT in the Treatment of Chronic Illness: Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Burn-Out
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
4K (4th floor)
Area: DDA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.
JOANNE DAHL (University of Uppsala, Sweden), TOBIAS LUNDGREN (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Description: This workshop will illustrate, exemplify, roll play and have practical exercises around the ACT treatment model and its applications to chronic illness in general and specifically in the areas of chronic pain, epilepsy, diabetes and burn-out. Participants will go away with a theoretical orientation, insight and practical skills for applying ACT in individual, or group clinical work.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Obtain a theoretical conceptualisation of the ACT model in the treatment of chronic illness - Obtain an ACT conceptualisation of the actual process of getting stuck in a chronic illness. - Practice applications of ACT techniques of Acceptance - Practice applications of ACT techniques of identifying the context of values - Practice applications of ACT techniques of diffusion . - Practice applications of ACT functional analysis of language. - Practice applications of ACT exposure - Practice application of ACT commitment in a group.
Activities: Role play, group exercises for values, diffusion, acceptance and commitment.
Audience: Everyone working in the area of chronic illness
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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