April 6th-May 25th 2017
In this eight-week online course for clinicians, we will combine practice-proven, science-based principles with experiential practice to improve your therapy relationship skills. Dedicated practice of these skills will improve your therapy relationships, your therapeutic effectiveness, and your well-being as a therapist.
We’ll start by reviewing some basic principles. For example, we will define the therapeutic relationship from a Contextual Behavioral Science perspective. We will describe effective ways and ineffective ways of being in a therapeutic relationship. In particular, we will discuss a stance for therapeutic relationships defined by the Awareness, Courage, and Love model of FAP.
Next, we will build a flexible, experiential understanding of our individual strengths and vulnerabilities in therapeutic relationships. We will develop this understanding experientially by applying FAP’s Awareness, Courage, and Love model to experiential practice live in the online workshop with each other. In other words, we will learn the model by practicing with it one another.
In the second half of this intensive course, we will work on applying Awareness, Courage, and Love and related empirically-validated principles to clinical practice in key moments of the therapeutic relationship, including beginning a relationship, orienting to the therapy relationship, addressing in-the-moment clinically relevant behavior, responding to client’s vulnerability or needs in the moment, and talking about ‘undiscussable’ issues and what to do when therapy is stuck.
Each session will involve:
- Brief instruction
- Demonstration of the principle in practice
- Practice in small groups
- Debrief in the small group
- Debrief and discussion in the larger group
- Reflection and deliberate practice homework assignment
Registration and more details: http://www.cvent.com/events/online-course-advance-your-clinical-practice-with-fap/event-summary-8e9cd8c60c2146508bdd692a3156190f.aspx?RefID=drupal