Continuous learning is not uncommon among
professionals who dedicate to their professions and missions, fromthose at managerial/
supervisory positions to those devoted to frontline service. To keep
themselves up-to-date and remain competent in the relevant fields, attending
trainings from time to time could be one of the ways to patch themselves with
the fast pacing world.
Our centre, UCEP, concerns with mental health issues, not onlyfor individuals but also forthe
public. To carry out
our mission of promoting psychological well-being in Hong Kong, we are aware
that steeping ourselves in the service itself would be too limited to attain
the goal.A larger society with similar ideals should be involved. Therefore, we
strive to provide quality trainings to professionals working toward
the same directions, including psychologists, counsellors, social workers,
medical practitioners, nurses as well as allied health professionals, to bring out the synergy effect for the betterment of our
Details of our training programmes are listed below.Registration form can be found inside the flyer for respective programme.For enquiry, please contact us at 2349-3212 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2) 3-Day Workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Dr. Kristin Neff (University of Texas) and the clinical perspective of Dr. Christopher Germer.
MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren't alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn't receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption.
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
2-day Introductory/Advanced Workshop on Motivational Interviewing (7th round)
Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based clinical method, is a form of collaborative conversation for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change, and strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change.
Trainer Mr. Paul Kong Clinical Psychologist Founding Chairman of Chinese Association of Motivational Interviewing (CAMI) Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Introductory Workshop - 7 & 21 September 2019 (Saturdays)
Advanced Workshop - 23 & 30 November 2019 (Saturdays)
9:30am – 5:30pm (9:15am registration starts)
Torunn Ropstad Memorial Centre
2/F, Block B, Lee Kee Building, 55 Ngan Tau Kok Road, Kowloon
HK$2,000 (Introductory Workshop)
HK$2,600 (Advanced Workshop)
HK$4,140 (Introductory + Advanced Workshop – Special offer with limited quota)