Kicking off the first event to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) had the pleasure of hosting Dr Samuel LEUNG, our alumnus and former Programme Leader of the Master of Social Work (Mental Health) Programme, to deliver a face-to-face workshop on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) at the intermediate level on 31st December 2022. From 2016 onward, Samuel has held more than 15 experiential workshops for mental health social workers, and is one of the most active ACT trainers in the field of mental health care in Hong Kong.
With over 45 APSS social work graduates in attendance, the workshop provided them with an in-depth introduction to ACT, Relational Frame Theory, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and case conceptualisation. In addition, our graduates were paired up for various experiential activities such as ‘two-scale-metaphor’, ‘don’t-do-what-you-think’, and ‘physicalising’. Our graduates offered remarkable feedbacks on the quality and level of training from Samuel’s workshop. APSS looks forward to providing more advanced ACT training for our graduates and alumni in the future.
We are very grateful to have spent the last day of 2022 in such a meaningful and fruitful event. A series of events will be held to celebrate APSS’ 50th Anniversary in the first half of 2023. Stay tuned!