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Nature-Informed CBT: Enhancing well-being and pro-environmental behaviours

Presented by Dr Morwenna Roberts

About the event

This online, participative workshop has been organised by the Climate Change Special Interest Group (SIG). For more details on Climate Change SIG please see here.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 3 x hours CPD. The event will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded.

Registration closes - Midday on Thursday 10 October. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!

Synopsis

This workshop will explore the concept of 'Nature Connection', the importance of it being conceptualised as a relational need, and the theoretical framework that underpins this. The session will explore the surge of evidence on the benefits that an enhanced sense of nature connection can have on nurturing health and well-being as well as pro-environmental behaviours.

The workshop will cover how you can incorporate nature connection into your work, from simple ways of embedding nature-connection in your existing therapeutic practice (e.g., in assessments, formulations and interventions) to drawing upon specific eco-psychological practices aimed at enhancing nature connection. There will also be opportunities to experience the benefits of an enhanced sense of nature connection and to practice skills in embedding nature-based interventions into your practice.

The workshop aims to enhance the effectiveness of your existing CBT practice, improve the well-being of your clients, yourself as a therapist, and the environment and in doing so, hopes to open up a range of possibilities beyond the therapy room.

This workshop is suitable for anyone with a passion for enhancing the wellbeing of their clients, themselves, their organisations and the planet.

Learning outcomes

1. To increase awareness and the confidence to discuss the importance of nature connection and its benefits in therapeutic practice and mental health services more broadly.

2.  To reflect on our relationship with the natural - “more than human”- world.

3.  To learn and practice skills in embedding nature connection through the therapeutic cycle in your CBT practice, from assessment through to intervention and outcomes.

4. To learn some specific eco-psychological practices to further enhance nature-connection for our clients

5. To address therapist burnout and a desire to work positively to address climate change through existing CBT practice and helping clients reflect and consider appropriate actions for emotional regulation and positive action

6. To help participants to be able to raise issues around racial, gender, neurodiversity or social identity that may impact on the ability to develop a sense of nature connection and challenge the accessibility of nature-based practices.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Morwenna Roberts is a Clinical Psychologist in the Adult Psychology Specialty in Anuerin Bevan University Health Board in South East Wales, leading a small team of psychological therapists and working with individuals and the MDT in a secondary mental health care service. Morwenna also has a lead role in enhancing the quality and capacity of CBT across the Health Board and a lead role in exploring how psychological services can support ‘green social prescribing’ and eco-psychological service developments.  She has spent most of her career specialising in early psychosis and trauma.

Morwenna is particularly passionate about exploring how therapists can address climate change within their existing practices and services. She has completed a year-long foundation level course in eco-psychology and is now on an Advanced Practitioner programme. Morwenna enjoys connecting and collaborating with colleagues from the voluntary sector, academic institutions, training providers and the statutory sector with a view to promoting the importance of nature based practices for the wellbeing of clients, staff, organisations and the planet. 

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Online Event
15 Oct 2024
SIG: Climate Change
1.30PM-4.30PM
40.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
55.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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