Functional contextual therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), that emphasize present moment processes and in-session behaviors, have long viewed the therapeutic relationship as an essential tool in facilitating behavior change. With their shared grounding in functional behavior analysis, online blending FAP and ACT can address common problems in the therapeutic relationship and can help guide the therapist in how to use the therapeutic relationship most effectively.
This workshop will be both didactic and experiential in nature. In it, cure participants will learn ways in which ACT processes such as defusion, perspective taking, acceptance, and values, when applied to the therapist’s own behavior, can allow for the courageous, flexible interpersonal responding in session with clients that is called for in FAP. Using these complementary ACT and FAP processes in an immediate and relational way in the session and attending to the therapeutic relationship as it is occurring in the room can lead to powerful and generalizable changes in behavior outside of the therapy office.
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.).
Participants should have at least a basic understanding of ACT to benefit from the material covered in this workshop. This is not a basic workshop on ACT, but instead intended to foster further skill development for those who want to deepen their work with ACT or FAP.
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