In particular, you will be introduced to the Mindfulness-based Interoceptive Exposure Task, which creates immediate relief from both emotional and physical pain. These methods will be shown through real case video demonstrations of distress reduction in clients with chronic pain and depression. The workshop will deepen our common understanding of operant conditioning and exposure principles through the co-emergence model of reinforcement. You will also learn how to case-conceptualise clients’ avoidance and other aversive reactions to pain and traumatic symptoms to increase treatment efficacy.
Although this workshop is clinically oriented, it will also benefit anyone interested in a new understanding of the mechanisms of reinforcement.
You will learn:
Participants must be qualified mental health professionals or health professionals with an interest in pain or trauma. The workshop is also appropriate for postgraduate students with an existing understanding of reinforcement principles and researchers in the field of cognitive and behavioural psychology. Participants who have a working knowledge of CBT and some understanding of mindfulness will maximise the likelihood of achieving the training objectives. Having taught and personally practised mindfulness meditation is an advantage, but not a requirement.