Sydney Alumni PD Workshop on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Posted by the Alumni team on 27 January 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Mary Sawyer present our first professional development workshop in Sydney for 2015 on;

An Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

As a member of the ACAP Alumni Community this is your invitation to register for this seminar.

Date:                Thursday 26th February 2015
Times:              5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration
                          6.00pm to 9.00pm Presentation
                          7.15pm to 7.45pm Refreshments & Networking
Cost:                 Covered by ACAP
Location:          Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Registrations:  Please see below

Mary Sawyer is a psychologist with wide experience as an ACT therapist. Mary is one of the most experienced and foremost ACT therapists in Australia. She has trained with leading ACT researchers and clinicians in Australia, Britain, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and USA. Before setting up private practice, Mary lectured nurses in psychology and psychosocial care at Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Australia and Hong Kong.

Mary is a peer reviewed ACT Trainer and former board member of the Association of Behavioural Science (ACBS). She regularly presents at ANZ ACBS conferences in Australia and New Zealand and at ACBS World Conferences internationally. She applies ACT working with a variety of psychological problems such as; depression and anxiety, grief and loss, post traumatic stress disorder, addictions, adult survivors of sexual abuse and relationship issues.

Mary is committed to enhancing ACT clinical skills for all mental health practitioners by facilitating workshops in Australia and by providing clinical supervision.

She is the convener of a monthly ACT discussion group in Sydney that provides ACT therapists mentoring and assistance in developing case conceptualization. This group first convened in 2004 and has been growing in strength ever since.

In this workshop Mary will introduce you to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.  ACT is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies with commitment and behaviour-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 3 PD hours.

Registrations are essential as places are limited. Please register via the online form by Thursday 19th February. Your registration will be confirmed via email.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the seminar.