This workshop will cover
Scrolling, Swiping & other 21st Century Addictions: EFT & the treatment of experientially-avoidant behaviours
Dr Matthew Berry
11th February, 2023
Addiction has changed its face in the 21st century. The shift from depressant drugs to stimulant drugs and behaviours - especially the compulsive use of smartphones and other devices - may be part of a broader pattern of growing intolerance of negative emotions and a motivation to avoid them. Emotion Focused Therapy can provide a framework to help people break this cycle, and return to, or develop, healthy emotional processing.
In this workshop, Dr Berry will present a framework for understanding addiction, give an overview of how technology can be so addictive/compulsive, discuss the origins and patterns of experiential avoidance/emotional dependence, and illustrate the role of emotional intimacy in psychological well-being.
Participants will learn how to formulate addiction and patterns of emotional/experiential avoidance, understand the critical factors for recovery, and utilise EFT-informed principles and techniques to help their clients change.
Prior knowledge of/training in Emotion Focused Therapy is not required. This training constitutes 7 hours of CPD.
Saturday 11th February, 2023
9:30am - 5:00pm (AEDT)
AIEFT, Level 1, 16A Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
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Parking: There is some street parking available around the area, however, there is also an underground parking garage just off Toorak Road on Macfarlan Place which costs a little over $5. Street parking on Sundays is free.
Train: Get off at South Yarra station. Turn right as you come out of the train station heading towards Punt Road (not Chapel Street). We are on the left hand side near Punt Road.
Tram: Catch the No. 8 to Toorak. Get off at Stop 28. Cross over Punt Road and cross over Toorak Road at the lights. We are at the end of the first block.
Self Catering: Please bring a plate of food to share with fellow participants for a communal lunch. Tea/coffee and morning/afternoon tea will be provided.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL. If you have registered for a training workshop and cannot attend due to symptoms, you will have the option to credit the training fee towards a future event.
Dr Matthew Berry
Matthew Berry is a clinical and counselling psychologist with 23 years’ experience working in both public and private addiction treatment. He currently specialises in the treatment of technology, sexual, and stimulant addictive behaviours. Dr Berry is an internally-accredited Emotion Focused Therapist and the former Chair of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.