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Education Development Centre (SA)

Using the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Kidflex with Children & Adolescents

Learn how to use ACT with children and adolescents, develop an ACT case conceptualization, work with parents, and provide recommendations to parents/caregivers and teachers.

Using the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Kidflex with Children & Adolescents
Using the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Kidflex with Children & Adolescents

Time & Location

04 Mar 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ACDT

Education Development Centre (SA), 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA 5007, Australia

About the event

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy that can be used effectively with children and adolescents for a wide range of issues. This highly practical workshop will introduce you to the ACT Kidflex: a developmentally appropriate adaptation of the ACT Hexaflex for use with children and adolescents.

This workshop teaches ACT in plain, easy to understand language. You will learn how to use ACT with children and adolescents, develop an ACT case conceptualization, work with parents, and provide recommendations to parents/caregivers and teachers.

A variety of engaging, creative and easy to use exercises will be taught.

Presented by: Tamar Black, Educational & Developmental Psychologist, PhD

Target Audience:

This is a beginner's workshop suitable for professionals working with young people who want to learn how to use ACT with children and adolescents.

Educational Objectives:

  • Outline a simplified ACT/RFT Model of Psychopathology.
  • Explain the ACT Kidflex and how to use it with children and adolescents.
  • Outline the ACT stance and how to model it in working with children, adolescents and their parents/caregivers.
  • Outline how to develop an ACT case conceptualization.
  • Outline how to adapt ACT for children and adolescents.
  • Demonstrate how ACT experiential exercises can be used with children and adolescents.
  • Explain how to use ACT to increase resilience in children and adolescents.
  • Identify where in the ACT Kidflex to start with your clients and how to select which ACT Kidflex processes to use.
  • Describe how to use ACT with parents.
  • Outline how to provide recommendations to parents/caregivers and teachers.

Price:

Early-Bird until December 31, 2023: $360 plus GST

Standard from January 1, 2024: $395 plus GST

Includes one copy per registered participant of Tamar's new book The ACT Workbook for Kids (New Harbinger Publications, January 2, 2024).

Includes morning tea and lunch.

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