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Title: Mindfulness & Positive Psychology Integrated CBT, Positive Psychology Treating Depression
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop: At the completion of this two-day workshop, participants will: - Improve their knowledge of the essential cognitive and behavioural interventions in CBT and its modern variations, - Gain understanding of the role of mindfulness in counselling and psychotherapy, how mindfulness enhances CBT techniques, how to effectively teach mindfulness in counselling and therapy and how to integrate mindfulness within a CBT framework, - Develop an understanding of how to integrate Positive Psychology principles into a CBT framework. - Be able to apply Positive Psychology and Mindfulness for the treatment of depression and the increase of well-being for clients who feel, directionless, stuck and languishing, - Be able to integrate the following Positive Psychology Interventions into a program for depression: Forgiveness, Personal Strengths, Positive Emotions, Learned Optimism and Hope Therapy, Gratitude and Acceptance and Flow.
Course / Workshop Outline: DAY ONE: Mindfulness & Positive Psychology Integrated CBT Morning (9am) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in its traditional and modern forms - CBT Strengths - CBT Shortcomings Morning Tea (10:30am - 10:45am) - Introduction to Mindfulness - The role of mindfulness alongside CBT in counselling - Mindfulness contribution to Cognitive component of CBT - Mindfulness contribution to the Behavioural component of CBT - The effective teaching of Mindfulness Practice - Integration of CBT and Mindfulness Lunch (12:30pm - 1pm) - Introduction to Positive Psychology - PP contribution to Cognitive component of CBT - PP contribution to the Behavioural component of CBT - Positive Psychology knowledge and techniques Afternoon Tea (2:45pm - 3pm) - Working with positive emotions in session and homework - Working with gratitude in session and homework - Working with forgiveness in session and homework - Working with strengths in session and homework - Working with hope in sessions and homework DAY TWO: Positive Psychology Treating Depression Morning (9am) - Introduction - Presentation of Outcome Studies on PPIs for Depression - Case Formulation for Depression - Learned Optimism and Hope Therapy Morning Tea (10:30am - 10:45am) - Selected Positive Psychology Interventions for Depression - Positive Emotions - Forgiveness Lunch (12:30pm - 1pm) - Personal Strengths - Flow/Mindfulness Afternoon Tea (2:45pm - 3pm) - Gratitude and Acceptance - Positive psychology Case Formulation - PPI\\\'s integration
Duration (hrs): 13
Course / Workshop content: DAY ONE: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a focused, time limited and well-supported psychological treatment particularly for mood and anxiety disorders. Recent advances in Applied Psychology research have resulted in the incorporation of Mindfulness and Positive Psychology (PP) principles in counselling and therapy settings (Cayoun, 2011, Fredrickson, 2009, Germer, Siegel and Fulton 2005, Linley and Joseph 2004). This workshop-style training program presents a sophisticated integration of mindfulness skills, positive psychology knowledge and techniques and essential principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The program emphasis is on the teaching of current knowledge and skills. Participants will be provided with practical and effective CBT, Mindfulness and PP techniques within a coherent, integrated framework. Client handouts will be provided to participants for the unrestricted use with their clients. DAY TWO: While the field of positive psychology is young, many studies are beginning to confirm that Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs) can significantly improve the well-being of many as well as decrease depressive symptoms. Over the last few years PPIs have been implemented in treatment of a variety of mental disorders. PPIs have been found to be particularly useful for addressing a paucity of positive affect, engagement and life meaning that characterise depression. For example, depressed individuals are likely to benefit from increases in positive emotions. Positive emotions have been shown to speed recovery from the physiological effects of negative emotions, to improve broad-minded coping skills and to prevent relapses. These advances in the literature confirm that much has already been accomplished in the field and that practitioners can now confidently and effectively integrate positive psychology interventions into their daily practices.
Start Date: 02/06/2012
Start Time 09:00:00
End Time 17:00:00
End Date: 08/11/2012

Presenter / Provider Details

Presenter / Provider: Miguel Barreiro (Integral Vision Australia)
Qualifications: BBSc (Hon) Psychologist
Experience: Miguel Barreiro is the founding Clinical Director of Yarra Valley Psychology - a successful provider of psychological services and psychology training program services in the eastern region of Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. Miguel is a psychologist with extensive experience providing counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, families and organisations for more than 12 years. He has experience in anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders, relationship counselling, family therapy and supervision. Miguel employs a range of therapeutic approaches, specifically selected to match individual client needs. His integration of Cognitive Behavioural and Interpersonal Therapies in his clinical practice has been very well received. In particular, Miguel has had extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Training. Since 2004, he has been researching the application of Positive Psychology in clinical practice. Knowledge of positive psychology is currently a major guiding principle in Miguel\\\'s therapeutic approach. His training credentials come from years of teaching Integrative Therapy to provisional psychologists, psychologists, counsellors and social workers - many of whom completed an internship and supervision program through Yarra Valley Psychology\\\'s counselling clinic. In his role as director of Integral Vision Australia, Miguel provides training programs utilising Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioural and Positive Psychology knowledge to organisations around the country. Miguel is passionate about the work he does. His passion has ensured the strong growth of Yarra Valley Psychology as well as the commencement of its sister company Integral Vision Australia; providing training programs and organisational psychological services Australia-wide. His warmth, enthusiasm and genuine interest in passing on his knowledge in a positive, practical way will leave all motivated to utilise the combination of these powerful approaches. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration number: PSY0001123352 Australian Psychological Society membership number: 107149 Australian Counselling Association membership number: 3272 (Honorary Member) Former President of the Federation of Victorian Counsellors

Venue Details

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Suburb: See our website for details on this event, including locations
Postcode: 0
Website: http://www.integralvision.net.au
Parking: Free
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Are meals included with this event? No
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Registration Details

Registration process: Download and complete the registration form at www.integralvision.net.au
Cost ($): $530 for TWO days - includes workshop, workbook and other materials for use with clients
Cost Description (if applicable): Workshops run for two consecutive days in each location, except in Melbourne (run one fortnight later): Melbourne - 2 & 16 June. Sydney - 1 - 2 August. Brisbane - 8 - 9 August. Adelaide - 29 - 30 August. Perth - 12 - 13 September. Gold Coast - 10 - 11 October. Cairns - 24 - 25 October. Hobart - 7 - 8 November.
Contact Name: Stephen Whittaker
Contact Phone: 1300 688 798
Contact Email: workshops@integralvision.net.au

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