“I had an appointment today with a lady wanting to stop smoking. I used "the work, love, play worksheet" on her and it was a complete success. Through this worksheet I discovered that her issue wasn’t with the behaviour of smoking, but with all other aspects of her life. She marked low on all aspects and she opened up A LOT! By the end of it she set some tasks for herself and we will review this next week. What took her back was the fact that I was a Stop Smoking coach, but providing “counselling” for her, which she found extremely helpful. Although that wasn’t my intention it was her first time opening up to someone about it.“
“The FACT workshop was excellent. Presented in an informative way which allowed time for participant interaction and role plays. I particularly liked the work/love/play worksheet and killer narratives. So many new skills learned that I could take away and work with, which is rare for just a one day workshop. Bruce Arroll is an excellent presenter who kept everyone engaged all day. I would highly recommend attending his course and look forward to more of his workshops in the future.”
Jane, Auckland PHO, March 2019
"I had been to one of Bruce's FACT lectures at the Goodfellow Symposium in Auckland and wanted to learn more about FACT. Bruce is passionate about what he does and very inspiring and this makes the study day particularly enjoyable. There were a few GPs but mostly Clinical Psychologists and counsellors at the study day I attended. It was really useful doing lots of role playing to practice some of the skills we were taught during the day. I sat next to a Clinical Psychologist and learnt a lot from her about how she related to patients which was an added bonus for me. I was able to start using the skills I learnt the next day at my practice and have been using them ever since with good feedback from patients. I highly recommend the study day and would like to do another one!"
Dr Rose Dodd, GP, Wellington
Dr Sophie Ball will co-facilitate some workshops in the North Island
Dr Sophie Ball, GP, has worked in South Auckland for most of the last decade since moving from the UK. For over 5years she has been Primary Care Mental Health Clinical Lead for Counties Manukau DHB working closely with GPs, practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health and addictions workforce in community and hospital settings. This work has involved consultation with community, design of a mental health model of care and education for nurses and doctors. Sophie is passionate about maximising every minute in mental health consultations in primary care, and presented on this topic at Goodfellow Symposium 2019.
Chelsea Willmott will co-facilitate some workshops in the South Island
Chelsea Willmott's clinical background is in emergency and trauma and rural primary health care. She is based in Central Otago where she is currently completing a Nurse Practitioner Internship, works as a nurse educator, is a locum PRIME practitioner and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) trainer. Chelsea also works for Dunedin’s school of Nursing as a lecturer and course coordinator. Her academic research is centred on improving the culture in healthcare, changing intra-professional and workplace dynamics, the relationships between Doctors and Nurses as well as Horizontal Violence in healthcare. She has worked clinically in the USA, UK, and Australia and has a passion for looking outside the square to improve healthcare for patients and colleagues.