ACT ing on your values- when facing struggle as a therapist - Rikke Kjelgaard Trym Nordstrand Jacobsen
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
Our common fatehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qia0bXfvyqY
What if nothing needs to be removed? What if your own hardest thoughtsand emotions need not be the enemy?
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”?
Therapist behaviorWriting on whiteboardTaking extensive notesDrinking/eatingGiving homework assignmentsMaking contracts”The Sales Talk””The Science Talk”Blaming clientsRuminating on what to do nextOther...?
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?
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
Thank you!Dear participants for sharing, daring andshowing up!Trym Nordstrand Jacobsen for greatworkshop partnershipKelly Wilson & Benjamin Schoendorffinspiration and for slides