Note: For participants in the Jan 2019 FAP 1 training, click here for your course page.
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.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
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):
16 CE's are available for psychologists through the Connecticut Psychological Association.
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).
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.
The regular cost is $675 USD. Due to the limited class size, fees are non-refundable.
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.
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).
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.
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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy by Chad Wetterneck -- Plenary Presentation at the 2017 IOCDF Conference from Spenser Gabin on Vimeo.
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