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Masterclass: ACT for Managing Chronic Pain with Prof Nuno Ferreira – 2 CPD Hours

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A two-hours masterclass with Professor Nuno Ferreira on using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for managing chronic pain.

This masterclass will explore how the ACT model for chronic pain differs from contemporary models of chronic pain, and how it expands our understanding of these conditions.

The masterclass will focus on interview and formulation techniques that are ACT consistent and that can be easily integrated in your current practice. The evidence base and characteristics of ACT based interventions for chronic pain will also be addressed.

Suitable for both practitioners who use ACT with their clients on a regular basis and to those for whom this modality is less familiar.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this masterclass you should:

  1. Be able to produce an ACT consistent formulation of a case where chronic pain is the central component
  2. Be confident in the use of key intervention techniques using the ACT model for chronic pain
  3. Be aware of the evidence base for the use of ACT in chronic pain.

Course tutor

Prof Nuno Ferreira
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr Nuno Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Licenciature in Clinical Psychology from ISPA, Portugal, and a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.
After the completion of his PhD, he worked at the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow of post-graduate courses (MSc and Doctoral) offered by the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Between 2006 and 2007 he also worked in several services across Edinburgh in clinical capacities. He has been involved in several research projects and has published extensively in the areas of General Mental Health Disorders and Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illness.
Dr Ferreira is interested in the use and development of Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural approaches and in particular, the applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for long-term or chronic health conditions (e.g. Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Asthma). More specifically, he is interested in developing intervention models based on ACT across all populations and age groups (but especially in pediatric setting). He is also interested in Contextual Psychology basic research, such as the study of the impact of concepts like values, acceptance/ avoidance, cognitive fusion and mindfulness on psychosocial and physical outcomes. Furthermore, he is also interested in research in the areas of emotion, emotion regulation, alexithymia, PTSD, eating disorders, burnout and e-learning.

Course structure

  • Video
  • Online Test
  • Personalised Certificate for 2 CPD Hours