When: September 17, 2022 8:30am-4:30pm PST
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport (Garden Ballroom) 12048 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220
How: Buy tickets via link
Instructors: Miranda Morris, Ph.D. and Holly Yates, MS, LCMHC
This workshop introduces Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), a third-wave therapeutic approach that brings functional analysis into the therapeutic relationship. FAP’s proposed mechanism of action is using genuine therapist responses to contingently respond to problematic client behavior as it occurs in session. Training in FAP helps clinicians identify functional classes of behaviors as treatment targets, maximize the benefits of the therapeutic alliance, and use their own reactions to client behaviors to build a powerful connection with their clients (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991). While FAP is an effective therapeutic modality on its own, practitioners can also integrate its lessons into other modalities.
Over the course of this workshop, we will work with participants to assess psychological problems using the FAP model. Participants will learn how to identify clinically relevant behaviors, enhance rapport through a process of reciprocal exchanges of vulnerability and responsiveness, and evoke and reinforce more adaptive behaviors in session through interpersonal reinforcers such as empathy, statements of caring, and self-disclosure. We will use experiential exercises, small group work, and dyad work to encourage participants to practice and enhance new skills.
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) at all levels of expertise and working with any population in any treatment setting, particularly practitioners interested in in-session functional analysis and interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.
Instructional Level: Introductory to Intermediate
● Describe the theoretical basis for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
● Describe and practice functional assessment
● Define and explain clinically relevant behavior (CRB)
● Explain the five rules of FAP which guide therapist interventions
● Practice at least 2 exercises that can be used in session with clients to shape more effective behavior
● Professionals (includes CE Certificate): $200
● Students: $100
We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority to those who would add diverse and underrepresented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.
Continuing Education (CE):
Portland Psychology Clinic, Research & Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Portland Psychotherapy, Clinic, Research & Training Center maintains responsibility for all programs and content.
6 CE credits (with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket, completion of the Learning Activity Evaluation, and attendance of the entire workshop)