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Act for Teens Workshop

Date: 19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019

Hong Kong

DNA-v: The developmental model of acceptance and commitment therapy for young people.

This workshop will focus on how to use the developmental model of ACT called DNA-V to help adolescents practice building a flexible, open and engaged life. DNA-v is the distillation of cutting edge science and theory into simple processes that can help young people live well, but it isn't just for young people, it is also for parents, teachers, mentors etc. This model uses research from evolutionary science, behavioural science, ACT, compassion research, and positive psychology to create a new paradigm for promoting vital living. This makes DNA-v a wholly Contextual Behavioral Science model based on growth and development. It can be used in both educational and clinical settings.


Louise Hayes is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and active humanitarian. She is a Senior Fellow with The University of Melbourne and Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. She is also the President of ACBS, and a peer reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) trainer. She is the co-author of the best-selling book, Get Out of Your Mind and INTO YOUR LIFE for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life, and also – The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. A new book for teenagers using DNA-V will be out soon. Together with Joseph Ciarrochi she conducts research and treatment development; her latest work is DNA-v, a treatment model based on CBS. Louise is also an active clinician, working with adult and adolescents in private practice. She is also an active humanitarian, taking mental health professionals into the Himalaya to develop their mindfulness skills and raising funds for poor children in remote Nepal.

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Blurton-FDC, 19/F, Kennedy Town Center, 23 Belcher's St, Kennedy Town

Contact: Email Organizer

Brochure: Download

PSHK Member: HK$ 6,000
Non-Member: HK$ 6,500

Early Bird Discount
PSHK Member: HK$ 5,000
Non-Member: HK$ 6,000

Language: English

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