Workshop on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The workshop on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was held at the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer of the
Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya on the 15th of February at 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM. Nearly 30 nurses and physiotherapists
who work in government hospitals in Kandy participated in the workshop.
This was jointly organized by nEUROcare project, University of Peradeniya and Kandy Society of Medicine.The resource persons of the workshop were Prof. Martin Persson
and Ms. Emma Edberg Matei from Faculty of Health Sciences, Kristianstad University, Sweden.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers a psychological model well suited to the needs of patients with a disfiguring condition. All the participants received practical experience during the workshop.
Professor, MD Lamawansa, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya, Deans of the Faculty of Dental Sciences and Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Dr Kanchana Edirisinghe President of Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) and Dr Chaturanga Keppetiyagama, the Secretary of KSM, Dr Surangika Wadugodapitiya, Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences participated the event as guests.