Thursday 8 September
9.30am - 12.30pm
1.30pm - 4.30pm (repeated)
A light lunch is provided at each workshop
This is a workshop looking at how focused acceptance and commitment therapy can be used in primary for patients presenting with distress (formerly known as depression and anxiety). The workshop will demonstrate how to take a contextual history known as the work/love/play questionnaire which can be done in under five minutes. That highlights the avoidance and escape behaviours being used consciously or unconsciously to solve their issues (and usually not helping). We will also see how to use the choice point to change the behaviour of patients as well as a new approach to excessive worrying (formerly known as anxiety) using models of curiosity and based on the latest neuroscience.
Presenter: Dr Bruce Arroll
Bruce is a Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care and a GP and partner at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa in South Auckland. His rural practice experience comes from nearly three years in central British Columbia in Canada.