Clever, funny and a nice guy
Our friends over at Neuroscience Research Australia are hosting Associate Professor Kevin Vowles for a two day skills building workshop. Kevin really blew the audience away at EP3 2015 with his energy, knowledge, expertise and all-round niceness. Here’s a little sample of Kevin at work:
Kevin was able to give us a taste of how ACT, mindfulness and values work can assist individuals experiencing chronic pain, but we only just scratched the surface. The two day workshop in Sydney from 19-20 March will really let participants get their teeth into Kevin and his work.
Check out this page for all the details, but here is what you’ll walk away from the two days with:
The ability to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of complexity in chronic pain from an ACT perspective and an enhanced skill base when it comes to addressing this complexity.
Apply practiced clinical exercises to initiate an effective direction in treatment.
Apply practiced clinical exercises designed to augment acceptance and mindfulness, as well as aid in values clarification and the promotion of values-based action for use in chronic pain settings.
Utilise received training and reference materials in clinical practice.
The course outline
Here’s how your two days will look:
Introduction & Background
The ACT model as applied to chronic pain
Case Conceptualization – Objectives and goals of intervention
Case examples and exercises
Setting the stage for treatment/Early treatment considerations
Mindfulness and its role in ACT for chronic pain
Values work as treatment direction
What do the data say? Treatment outcomes and mechanisms
Applying data to clinical practice uni- and interdisciplinary settings
Clearly lots of practical stuff and the opportunity to try it all on.
ACT, mindfulness, values, chronic pain, and two days with Kevin Vowles. You’d be mad to miss this one – get going and register now.