Join FAP co-developer Mavis Tsai, Ph.D. for an interactive and engaging 8-week online consultation group. In this new, unique distance learning format, you and a small group of colleagues will meet online weekly for 90 minutes to deepen your knowledge of FAP didactically and experientially.
Easy to use technology allows anyone who has high-speed internet and can send email to participate in online group meetings. You will also need a webcam (e.g., Logitech makes webcams that are affordable and widely available) and a headset with microphone to use with your computer.
Topics will include: case conceptualization; methods to deepen emotional contact; understanding the hidden meanings of what your clients say; theoretically and behaviorally integrating a focus on mind, body, emotions and spirit, and how to best use yourself as a potent agent of change. Powerpoint presentations, videotaped illustrations, discussions and experiential exercises will be used to provide a conceptual and practical framework that will enable you to bring more intensity into your next therapy session. Weekly homework assignments will further facilitate your learning process. You will have the option of presenting and getting feedback on your own work. Space is limited.
Times and Dates: To be arranged.
Fee: Sliding scale and payment plans available.
For more information on either group or individual consultation, contact us.
I learned that the extent of connection and love I feel is influenced simply by finding ways to connect to my own and others’ vulnerabilities. The experiences here are translating in many ways to my clients, from use of the exercises themselves to trusting that loving well in itself is beneficial.
I am MUCH more aware of my avoidance patterns, professionally and personally. And, there is something about taking these risks that, among other things, highlights with great clarity the FREEDOM I have in the world – freedom to change, freedom to stay stuck.
I have made quite a few changes in how I go about my life, especially in that I’ve focused on living a life that works toward my mission statement. It’s affected my relationships for the better and also made me a better therapist.
Meeting Mavis is like opening the door to a new world. Both terrifying and at the same time very safe. Mavis creates a space of love where I have taken steps that were hardly imaginable for me a year ago.
I’ve LOVED doing the assignments; seeing you model a way of being that pulls for deepened engagement; being inspired by others’ risks; and appreciated feedback on my case. I gained confidence that this use of technology can be useful; gave me some specific exercises I have already started using with clients; reaffirmed that loving deeply in and of itself is transformative. This has been an extraordinary experience.
I have been consistently impressed and to a large extent surprised at the closeness and the intensity I have felt with the members of this group over the last seven weeks. The thing about being authentic and transparent for our clients– we have been able to practice that here under the safety of a close knit group that has come to rely on one another to learn about ourselves, each other and how to “be” in a therapeutic relationship with our client. The fact that we are working over the internet and that at times we have had technical problems have in no way compromised the tightness and the goal directedness of the group. I have looked forward to the intimacy and the sharing each and every week. I have felt as though I could say pretty much anything to the group and get support and constructive feedback back.
Learning how to “be” in a therapeutic relationship has been one of the most valuable “take home” ideas you and the group have given me. I find that much of the time that I am working with a client I am mindful of how “I am”, and focus on the intention to be fully present–and it had been a powerful process, even when it is uncomfortable. The help I got from the group on my case has truly been transformative for me and “L”, and I feel pretty confident that it will generalize as I work with my clients. I feel I have gotten to know you and the others thru this incredible technology which has allowed me to get access to you and learn about FAP from the horse’s mouth. I cannot thank you enough for arranging this consultation group.
I have improved at all levels to be a better friend, brother, lecturer, supervisor and therapist and much of that I think is because the group and the exercises helped me to remind myself everyday and in every relationship to stand up for what I believe in and show myself. I don’t know why but I feel more love for life as a whole after being in the group.
It was wonderful to have a forum where I could connect with other human beings and practice taking risks. I particularly liked the homework exercises…I will continue to try and put them into practice in my own life beyond the end of our group. I will also use these exercises with my clients. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I enjoyed it very much and am taking much away from this experience.
I appreciated Mavis’s complete openness to the full range of human experience: her curiosity, her genuine, non-judgmental interest in each individual’s experience.
I have been impacted in a very profound way, both professionally and personally. …I have become more in touch with my desire to link my personal self and my professional self that is more real, more human, and more present. The weeks with all of you have enriched my life so much, both personally and professionally. Your kindness and spirit have transcended technology, and have been a healing and broadening force in my life.
I really enjoyed this group because of the members and also what I learned, gained, and understood from a genuine clinical standpoint. This group has made me a better clinician. Personally, I was challenged by the FAP group and homework process that really made me “soul search.”
I saw demonstrated with Mavis’ client clips as well as ‘live’ with my colleagues, the benefits and effects of contacting stagnant emotions. This group took it out of the realm of “shrink cliché” and into first-hand experience. The mission statement exercise (in the context of all the other work we did) proved to be a timely intervention that clarified my direction, increased my sense of vitality and helped me make difficult decisions…I got to meet people I may not have met otherwise, and got to know them better than many I see every day…This has been a life-changing experience.