THE SIOPSA REGIONAL BRANCH FOR JOHANNESBURG PROUDLY PRESENTS
Upgrading counselling expertise with ACT
6 CPDs PSB002/ASP/003/2021/9
Counselling is an area that is often neglected in the curriculum and practice of industrial psychologists. Yet, South Africa is facing a mental health crisis that is aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, while adequate access to relevant services is still problematic. With increases in remote work, there is also a growing trend for organisations to focus on managing life experiences instead of only workplace experiences. To remain relevant in this context, it is important for industrial psychologists to be proficient in the use of counselling strategies to improve psychological well-being in the workplace.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) falls within the greater Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework. The hallmark of ACT is to create psychological flexibility, and in turn, this can translate into adaptive performance for employees. There is growing evidence suggesting that the application of ACT is related to various positive outcomes in the workplace. ACT can be used in a brief manner and incorporates multiple therapeutic tools that industrial psychologists can implement to address concerns prevalent in the South African context.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND
By the end of this workshop, you will be knowledgeable about ACT as a practical approach to address mental health concerns in the workplace. You will be introduced to therapeutic processes, experiential exercises, and other resources that will contribute to your proficiency as a counsellor. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice these skills with fellow industrial psychologists and establish greater confidence in your counselling capacity.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Intern and Registered Industrial Psychologists
INFORMATION ON THE FACILITATOR
Dr Rinet van Lill is a registered clinical psychologist and her career intent is to guide people in negotiating stumbling blocks and pursuing a values-driven life. Rinet has been employed in Gauteng’s public health sector since 2012, where she gained experience in offering psychological interventions to a diverse population. She often acts in the capacity of advocate to raise awareness and share insights regarding mental health. Rinet is a firm believer in the scientist-practitioner model, and her research interests include meaning and work, young adult transitions, and evidence-based models that can empower psychologists to gain competence in therapeutic work.
|08:30 – 08:45||Welcome and Introduction||SIOPSA|
|08:45 – 10:30||ACT theory and experiential exercises||Dr Rinet van Lill|
|10:30 – 10:45||Tea break|
|10:45 – 13:00||The application of ACT in counselling||Dr Rinet van Lill|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00- 15:30||Practicing ACT concepts||Dr Rinet van Lill|
|15:30 – 15:45||Tea break|
|15:45 – 16:45||Case studies and simulated counselling interactions||Dr Rinet van Lill|
|16:45 – 17:00||Conclusion||SIOPSA|
|EMERGING PSYCHOLOGIST||ZAR 500,00|
|GUEST (Fully registered IOP)||ZAR 950,00|
|FULL AND AFFILIATE MEMBER||ZAR 800,00|