Think Psychology was recently invited to provide a day of staff training for the Bath Centre for Pain Services (BCPS). They are a centre of excellence for the provision of rehabilitation services for adults, young adults, and children with chronic pain and pain associated disability. BCPS are a multi-disciplinary team and a wide range of disciplines including medics, physios, occupational therapists, psychologists, and nurses attended the day.
They utilise Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is their main form of psychological intervention for helping their patients deal with the psychological difficulties that arise in the context of chronic pain. The day focussed on providing a thorough overview of contextual behavioural science, and covered the basics of Relational Frame Theory, in order to assist them further hone their skills in the clinical use of ACT.
Feedback on the day was extremely positive, with average feedback ratings above 90% for both content and presentation. We hope we can work together again in the future.