Mavis Tsai, Ph.D., University of Washington & Independent Practice; Robert J. Kohlenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Washington
09:30-17:45 on Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated, “If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.” Whether you are new to FAP or are advanced, this workshop aims to take participants to the next level of awakening in areas of both darkness and light so that you can be your best selves in the therapy room and in your daily lives.
Using awareness, courage, and therapeutic love (behaviorally defined), FAP augments the impact of treatment by focusing on the therapeutic opportunities presented when clients’ daily life problems occur in the therapy session, and by the therapist showing up as a whole person who is willing to be courageously vulnerable in the service of client growth. FAP both encourages and lends itself to integration with other treatment approaches.
The conceptual and experiential format of this workshop will help super-charge your next therapy session. Content will include videotaped therapy sessions, new experiential exercises, demonstrations and client handouts. By giving and receiving FAP-informed interactions, you will delve deeper into your abilities to increase the emotional depth and interpersonal focus of your treatment. Experientials will be book-ended with contextual behavioral rationales and why/how the exercises can be relevant to your clinical work.
The vision of this workshop is not only to enhance your competence in FAP, but to provide a safe place for you to attune to what is longing to be known, and a refuge for the unseen, unmet, and unheld to return home to your heart.
More information: http://contextualscience.org/functional_analytic_psychotherapy_fap_deepening_an