TRAIN PAIN ACADEMY: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Effective CBT and ACT based psychological interventions for people in pain: course offered 2020

August 31, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Courses

Prof. Tamar Pincus 
from  the Royal Holloway University of London

This course is designed for practitioners who already have some understanding of Psychologically Informed Practice, and who want to advance their understanding of  the theory, research and practical skills. The course is based on the principles of experiential learning, is interactive and flexible and follows participants’ interests whenever possible.
Course Objectives:To introduce the principles, philosophy and some clinical skills used in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.To introduce Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.To brush up on communication skills by re-visiting basic motivational interviewing techniques.To recognise and respond appropriately to different levels of distress, including low mood, and anxiety.To understand and have a chance to practice delivery of effective reassurance and validation to patients, even in the context of uncertainty.To understand broad behavioural theories, including behaviour change, and use pragmatic problem solving to help patients.Feedback from 2017 course
“I didn’t know what to expect…. One word: AMAZING!”
“It’s not easy to keep me glued to a chair on a Saturday & Sunday, but you did it!”
“…gripping, relevant and with humour too…”
Professor Tamar Pincus holds a PhD in psychology (University College London), as well as Masters degrees in experimental research methods in psychology (UCL), and epidemiology (Cambridge University).

Her research has included:investigation of attention and recall in pain patients;the psychological predictors for poor outcome in low back pain,the study of clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes in low back painstudying the use of technology to deliver rehabilitationdelivering effective reassurance to patients in primary care.She also convened the international consensus group to establish what factors and measures should be included in prospective cohorts investigating the transition from early to persistent back pain.
Johannesburg – 1 & 2 February 2020         
Cape Town – 8 & 9 February 2020
Johannesburg – to be announced
Cape Town – UCT Medical School, Groote Schuur Hospital
R 4 400.00
R 4 200.00 Early Bird* & PMPG Members 
* valid till 31 October 2019 
 To register contact:Debbie on 083 443 1111 (