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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

Level Two Training

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) promotes the development of open, genuine, and intimate therapeutic relationships as a powerful road to therapeutic change. The objective of this online training is the cultivation of our capacities for awareness, courage, and therapeutic love through experiential practice. We will engage in a series of exercises and interactions with each other intended to increase our awareness of our vulnerable and genuine selves, and, in parallel, we will apply these personal exercises in our work with clients. FAP trainings are intended to promote both personal and professional development, and facilitate connections across differences.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental theoretical principles of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with a client
  2. Conceptualize a case using a functional analytic approach that relates out-of-session problems to in-session behavior
  3. Describe how your own learning history produces vulnerabilities and strengths in your therapeutic relationships
  4. Present fluent rationales for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy interventions to clients
  5. Increase awareness and connection across diverse client identities

Content

Powerpoint presentations, discussions, and experiential exercises will serve as teaching tools. You will presenting and getting feedback on your own clinical work. Weekly homework assignments that generate self-disclosure and risk-taking will further facilitate your learning process. Homework will take at least one hour per week to complete.

Instructor: Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D. (Certified FAP Trainer)
Instructor: Monnica Williams, Ph.D., ABPP
Start Date: May 6
Schedule: Mondays (or Tuesdays for 8-9 sessions)
Session Length: 1 hour and 45 minutes (plus or minus 15 minutes)
Location: Zoom Room

Schedule (all times are Eastern Time Zone):

  1. Monday 5/6 3p
  2. Monday 5/13 3p Monday 5/13 6p
  3. Tuesday 5/21 11a
  4. Tuesday 5/28 11a
  5. Monday 6/3 3p
  6. Monday 6/10 3p
  7. Monday 6/17 3p
  8. Monday 6/24 3p
  9. TBD (if needed)

16 CE's are available for psychologists through the Connecticut Psychological Association.

Technical Requirements

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You will need a high-speed internet connection and a webcam to use with your computer. You will need a headset with a microphone in order to best access the training environment. We will use Zoom or a similar videoconferencing application. You will also need a quiet and private place to participate in sessions (not a moving vehicle or public space).

Weekly Educational Objectives

  • Week 1: Introductions and Overview of FAP Level II
  • Week 2 (Awareness): Natural reinforcement life history
  • Week 3 (Courage): Clinical Case Tracking
  • Week 4 (Love): Case Conceptualization in FAP
  • Week 5 (Vulnerability): Sharing of Completion
  • Week 6 (Imperfection): Sharing of Sexuality
  • Week 7 (Acceptance): Reflecting on Shame
  • Week 8 (Gratitude): Case Presentation & Appreciation

Vision For This FAP Training Group

  1. An intellectually stimulating learning atmosphere where creativity, diversity, collaborating, questioning, contributing and risk-taking are valued.
  2. An environment where you are reinforced as powerful thinkers and agents of change, not only in the therapy room, but in your daily lives.
  3. A place with no pretenses, where we can be seen and heard as who we are, where we express our true voice, where our wounds are validated and our gifts are nurtured.
  4. An intentional community where you feel the support, acceptance and compassion of mighty companions, where seeds are planted for continuing connection after the course if you choose.
  5. A group where you will gain an experiential understanding of how to grow and develop as a therapist and implement FAP with diverse clients.

Informed Consent

Both professional and personal development are emphasized in this group. The personal component involves exercises and homework assignments that facilitate self-exploration, self-disclosure, and risk-taking. These are designed to cultivate the FAP key skills of awareness, courageous, and therapeutic love and include the sharing of life stories, weekly risk logs, and loss histories. This will be an intense bonding and personal growth experience, and is suitable only for those who are willing to be interpersonally vulnerable. Space is limited to approximately 8 participants per group.

Fees

The regular cost is $675 USD. Due to the limited class size, fees are non-refundable.

Register

Click the Pay Now button below to register. To learn more about FAP, its clinical applications, and its evidence-base, see www.faptherapy.com. Contact us with questions about the group.

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About Our Expert Instructors

Chad T. Wetterneck, PhD

Chad T. Wetterneck, PhD

Dr. Wetterneck is a provider of expert treatment to adults and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and other related conditions. He trained at two of the leading OCD residential/inpatient treatment programs, Rogers Memorial Hospital and the Menninger Clinic. He is a Cognitive Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor at Rogers and also an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University in the Department of Psychology. Although trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Wetterneck has extensive experience with a number of related treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He is a certified Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) trainer and gives workshops and trainings internationally. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Diversity Council of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).



Monnica T. Williams, PhD, ABPP

Monnica T. Williams, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Williams is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Her work focuses on ethnic minority mental health and psychopathology research. She completed her undergraduate studies at MIT and UCLA and received her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for four years, followed by five years at the University of Louisville, where she served as Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities. Her research is focused on OCD, trauma, and cultural issues. She also provides diversity trainings nationally for clinical psychology programs, conferences, and organizations. She has a book coming out, a co-edited volume, entitled Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities published by New Harbinger Books.

Introductory Reading

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R. J., & Kanter, J. W. (2010). A Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Approach to the Therapeutic Alliance. In Muran, C. & Barber, J. (Eds) Therapeutic alliance: An evidence-based approach to practice (pp. 172-190). New York: Guilford.

Power and Privilege

Miller, A., Williams, M. T., Wetterneck, C. T., Kanter, J., & Tsai, M. (2015). Using functional analytic psychotherapy to improve awareness and connection in racially diverse client-therapist dyads. The Behavior Therapist, 38(6), 150-156.

Plummer, M. D. (2010). FAP with Sexual Minorities. In J. Kanter, M. Tsai, & R. J. Kohlenberg (Eds.) The Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (pp. 149-172). Dordrecht: Springer.

Terry, C., Bolling, M. Y., Ruiz, M. R., & Brown, K. (2010). FAP and Feminist Therapies: Confronting Power and Privilege in Therapy. In J. Kanter, M. Tsai, & R. J. Kohlenberg (Eds.) The Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (pp. 97-124). Dordrecht: Springer.

Books

Holman, G., Kanter, J., Tsai, M., & Kohlenberg, R. (2017). Functional analytic psychotherapy made simple: A practical guide to therapeutic relationships. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Tsai, M., Kohlenberg, R.J., Kanter, J., Kohlenberg, B., Follette, W., & Callaghan, G. (2008). A guide to functional analytic psychotherapy: Awareness, courage, love and behaviorism. New York: Springer.

Watch Dr. Wetterneck's Plenary Talk about FAP at IOCDF

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy by Chad Wetterneck -- Plenary Presentation at the 2017 IOCDF Conference from Spenser Gabin on Vimeo.

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