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Face-to-Face Training

CHAIR-WORK AND OTHER ACTION METHODS AS THERAPY INTERVENTIONS - Skills training in practical applications for use within any therapeutic approach. (Brisbane)


Faculty:
Ari Badaines, PhD Clinical Psychologist, MAPS Psychotherapy
Duration:
One full day
Media Type:
Face-to-Face Training
Access:
Not Applicable
Location:
BRISBANE, QLD

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Description

This dynamic workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to effectively apply Chair- Work along with several other complementary and powerful methods (based on psychodrama and Gestalt therapy techniques). These methods may be easily adapted into existing practice as interventions with the capacity to enhance the therapeutic work with individuals and with couples.

You will learn when and how to effectively use specific Action Methods including: Empty Chair in it’s varying forms, Role Reversal, Doubling, and Maximising - the latter being useful for increasing awareness of body language and emotions. You will also learn how to work with client resistances to these approaches.

Ari will introduce each of these with a demonstration of the technique, information on when and how to use them, and then participants in pairs and triads will have the opportunity to practise them in role-play simulations with Ari available for guidance and consultation. Following each practise session, there will be discussion of 'areas of difficulty', and questions before proceeding to the next technique.

 

Feedback form Ari's recent presentations of this training:

"Thank you for one of the most valuable learning opportunities I have ever had! Your passion for what you do is inspiring and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this training."

"Best, most informative workshop so far and just what I needed… Can’t wait to put these skills into practice!" "Ari, I loved it - the work, the group, your management and generosity and humour. Thank you!"

"Absolutely brilliant (What can I say?!) Thank you so much for the privilege Ari."

"I loved the experiential training - please organise more with Ari. I feel he was very much himself and it allows spontaneity and good learning."

"This workshop was such a powerful, engaging experience and the skills that I will take from this will be so helpful in my therapy practice. Wonderful, thank you!"

"A fascinating workshop. Interactive and experiential, Ari had the ability to keep us engaged and interested and explained in a clear way making sure we 'got it' before moving on. I would recommend Ari's training and will do more with him again."

Faculty

Ari Badaines, PhD Clinical Psychologist, MAPS Psychotherapy's Profile

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Ari Badaines, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who trained in the United States. In 1980 he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC where he studied Group Therapy, Family and Couple Therapy. Later, he undertook further training at the Institute for Family Therapy in London.  Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia. He was twice a keynote speaker for the annual conference of Marriage Guidance Counsellors (now Relationships) in the UK.  In 2015, Ari led a two-day workshop for the Psychological Society of Ireland on ‘Action Techniques with Individuals and Couples’ which was so positively received that he has been invited back each year since to present on couples and family therapy. He is renowned as an engaging and popular presenter for PDP and for several European organisations. He has been in private practice for over 45 years, and has led workshops in over twenty countries on group therapy, couple and family therapy, and a variety of trainings on individual therapy including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Solution-focused brief therapy, and Action-Methods.


Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
 
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included and food may be purchased from the many surrounding cafes or you can order a fresh lunch as part of your registration.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A soft (digital) copy of notes and resources will be available in your account indefinitely and you may also purchase a hard (print copy) as part of your registration.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this face-to-face event on the day, your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 

N.B. COVID SAFE HEALTH ORDERS
We operate from registered Covid-Safe venues and are committed to your safety. 
Our operations and procedures are continually updated to ensure we comply with all relevant health orders. 
We will communicate any changes to health orders to you as soon as they are available to us. 
We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in complying with the orders.

In the interests of everyone's safety, we ask that you notify our team if you are unable to comply with the current orders. We can then offer you a transfer to an option to ensure you are can complete your training. 

Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)

Lunch Break
  12:30pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
  1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)

Objectives

  1. Develop the skill to know when and how to use Chair-Work effectively.
  2. Be familiar with a powerful range of action techniques and to know which and when to apply for maximum therapeutic benefit.
  3. Safely practise new techniques in simulations after seeing them demonstrated.
  4. Have increased confidence to apply these skills in your own practice.
  5. Have added a powerful range of techniques to enhance your therapeutic effectiveness - especially in areas where you may have felt stuck or ineffective.
  6. Have participated in a fun, lively, and energetic workshop!

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Try out innovative methods to enhance your practice style and effectiveness without significantly altering your theoretical/practical approach.
  • Become confident in knowing just when and how to apply these techniques with a range of client populations.
  • Address your own fears and resistances to incorporating new techniques.

Outline

Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Introduction to action methods in contrast to 'talking' therapies. Participants' experience with action methods, their reservations and anticipations about their use.
  • Introduction to, use of, and demonstration of Chair-Work including ‘Empty Chair’ and ‘Role-Reversal’.
  • Questions and participants in dyads and triads practising ‘Empty Chair’ and ‘Role-Reversal’ in role plays.
  • Discussion of difficulties and questions answered.

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Introduction and demonstration of Doubling, Maximising and then these in combination with 'Empty Chair' and Role-Reversal to deepen the benefits and potency of Action Methods.
  • Participants practise followed by Q & A.
  • Use of doubling to increase awareness and expression of suppressed feelings.
  • Application to individual and couple work.
  • Demonstration followed by dyadic practise. 

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Venue information

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
This Accor hotel has a fully implemented plan attending to the health and safety of all venue attendees.
You will be required to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everyone's safety, the venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

INTERNET
Free wireless internet is available and login details will be provided on the day.

ACCESSIBILITY
This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Roma Street Station.

PARKING
Early-bird parking close to the venue:
https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/secure-a-spot-carparks/spring-hill
https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/4089_433-Boundary-St-Car-Park_433-Boundary-Street-Spring-Hill

NOURISHMENT 
All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
The venue is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.

You are welcome to bring your own food into the venue and eat in the outdoor courtyard which is just located at the entrance of the building, or on the gorgeous pool deck area or in the conference room, Alternatively teh venue is only a short walk away from the peaceful Roma Street Parklands.

ACCOMMODATION

The seminar venue is the Johnson Brisbane Art Series Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code 'WORKPLAYSTAY' https://all.accor.com/hotel/B3V3/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps

Othere nearby accommodations options nearby include:
The Metropolitan Spring Hill is a 4 minute walk from the venue https://www.google.com/search?q=the+metropolitan+spring+hill&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU923AU923&oq=The+Metropolitan+Spring+Hill&aqs=chrome.0.0i355j46i175i199j0j0i22i30j69i60l3.773j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Spring Hill Mews is a 5 minute walk from the venue.
Website: https://springhillmews.com/

 

Location

The Johnson Brisbane - Art Series

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477 Boundary Street, SPRING HILL, BRISBANE, QLD 4000, Australia
+61 1300 092 875
all.accor.com

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