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Women's and Children's Health Seminar - Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dr Bruce Arroll - Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dr Bruce Arroll will be speaking about his experience using Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) in primary care and investigating its effectiveness in empirical studies.

Bruce is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland and a practicing GP in South Auckland.

Dr Bruce Arrol's personal website.

FACT is a new model of brief therapy that is a highly condensed version of a well-established longer-term treatment called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). FACT teaches clients to cope with uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. It also helps people connect with their personal values and engage in committed actions that are consistent with those values. This approach motivates individuals to change health-related behaviours. 

Date Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Staff Only,Postgraduate Only,Alumni,All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
CampusDunedin
DepartmentWomen's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
LocationPaediatric Seminar Rooms, 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion
CostFree
Contact NameSarah-Jane Robertson
Contact Emailwch.research@otago.ac.nz

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