Acting on your therapist values

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Rikke Kjelgaards presentation from the Nordic ACBS Forum 10/11 - 2012.

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Acting on your therapist values

  1. 1. ACT ing on your values- when facing struggle as a therapist - Rikke Kjelgaard Trym Nordstrand Jacobsen
  2. 2. AgendaLooking at therapist behavior whenstruggling with difficult clientsContacting and observing ”our monsters”Validating each other in our common fateWorking through the hexaflex and looking atour struggle through ACT processesRoleplays, exercises and demonstrations
  3. 3. Agenda
  4. 4. AgendaEXPOSURE
  5. 5. In the service of what?
  6. 6. In the service of what? Being the best therapistyou can be while ACTing on you values!!
  7. 7. But how?
  8. 8. But how? By broadening yourbehavioral repertoire and your psychological flexibility!
  9. 9. When you are sharing
  10. 10. When you are receiving
  11. 11. When you are observing
  12. 12. In small groups:What would avoidance behavior look like inyour small group exercises?What would valued behavior look like in yoursmall group exercises?How can your group members reinforce you?
  13. 13. The thing about you....
  14. 14. Biggest cost?
  15. 15. How long have you known?
  16. 16. Our common fatehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qia0bXfvyqY
  17. 17. What if nothing needs to be removed? What if your own hardest thoughtsand emotions need not be the enemy?
  18. 18. In small groups: ”Hot buttons”When do you feel ”stuck” intherapy?Which ”hot buttons” do you have inthe therapy room?What feelings and thoughts showup?What do you do when someonepresses your ”hot buttons”?
  19. 19. Therapist behaviorWriting on whiteboardTaking extensive notesDrinking/eatingGiving homework assignmentsMaking contracts”The Sales Talk””The Science Talk”Blaming clientsRuminating on what to do nextOther...?
  20. 20. In small groups: Therapist valuesWhat are your therapist values?If you were ACTing according to your values,what would that look like in the therapyroom?What would you do less often?What would you do more often?What would you have to make room for inorder to do that?
  21. 21. ACT processes
  22. 22. §
  23. 23. In small groupsChoose a patient that really presses your”hot buttons”Share with your group what you wouldnormally doShare with your group what valued behaviorwould look like with this clientRoleplay, give feedback and take turns
  24. 24. Thank you!Dear participants for sharing, daring andshowing up!Trym Nordstrand Jacobsen for greatworkshop partnershipKelly Wilson & Benjamin Schoendorffinspiration and for slides
  25. 25. rikke.kjelgaard@psykologpartners.se trym_n_jacobsen@yahoo.no

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