Louise McHugh: "Language as tool in the clinical environment"

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Blåsenhus - Sydney Alrutz Hall (13:026)
  • Organiser: Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Contact person: Anders Winman, Lance McCraken
  • Seminarium

The General Seminar

Associate Professor Louise McHugh, University College Dublin, Ireland: "Language as tool in the clinical environment"


Abstract
Language is the clinical instrument of the psychotherapist and so a functional account of how language ‘works’ offers tremendous potential benefit. Relational Frame Theory (RFT) is an empirically supported functional contextual account of language that affords powerful new insights into the underlying behavioural processes involved. The current talk will look at recent conceptual and empirical advances in the area of RFT in the clinical environment.


About the Speaker
Louise McHugh, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at University College, Dublin; has published over 90 papers in the area of Contextual Behavioural Science; is a peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer; fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; author of A Contextual Behavioral Guide to Self and coeditor of The Self and Perspective Taking.

Louise McHugh: