Physical Activity Counselling for Adult Mental Health Clients
Course Description : There is strong research evidence and popular support to indicate a role for physical activity in the prevention and management of adults’ psychosocial difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety, and psychosis symptoms. Physical activity can also enhance resilience, coping and happiness.
Given their knowledge and experience in behaviour change, psychologists are well placed to do physical activity counselling. This workshop will provide practical knowledge and skills to enable psychologists to incorporate physical activity advice and counselling into their practice with adult mental health clients.
The face to face workshop will include information giving, practical exercises, reading material, and copies and examples of resources.
Topics will include
• An overview of recent research evidence linking physical activity and psychosocial wellbeing
• The 5A model of behavioural counselling
• Assessment: including client readiness, questionnaires, objective monitors, barriers and enablers, and screening for contraindications
• National recommendations; physical activity domains, types, and components
• Counselling strategies to promote clients’ physical activity participation
• Resources to promote physical activity as part of psychological practice
Date : 22nd August 2014. Fully subscribed - Receive email notification when course is next run .
Venue: The University of Queensland School of Human Movement Studies. Building 26B, Rm 127, Blair Drive, St Lucia
This venue is wheelchair accessible
Cost : APS members $200, non-members $300. Inclusive of morning tea, lunch and resources.
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