April 5-7, 2024
April 5th: 1pm to 4:15 pm
April 6th: 9am to 4:30
April 7th: 9am to 12:15pm
Rosslyn Conference and Retreat Center
8727 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
Speakers: Holly Yates, LCMHC and Miranda Morris, PhD
Early Registration (March 1, 2023)
Single Room $850
Double Room $600
Single Room $925
Double Room $675
CE certificate (12 hours) $10.00
Registration fee covers:
instruction, lodging (two nights), coffee, snacks and the following meals:
April 5: dinner
April 6: breakfast, lunch and dinner
April 7: breakfast
The activity is pending approval for 12 CEs for psychologists, counselors and social workers. You must attend the course in its entirety in order to receive continuing education credits.
Here and Now: Using Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) to Catalyze Therapy, course # _______________, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by True North Therapy and Training as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: ____dates____. Social workers completing this course receive 12 Clinical continuing education credits
CE credits are not given for the coffee/tea time, meal times, or the 15 minute breaks.
A $50 processing fee will be charged for registration refunds up to March 1st. We regret that after March 1st refunds cannot be made, but you may request credit toward a future program. If you need a refund, please contact us via email at DrMirandaMorris@gmail.com
As human beings, we and our clients bring our histories and our struggles into the therapy room and into the therapeutic relationship. But using the therapeutic relationship as part of therapy can be challenging. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a contextual behavioral therapy that provides a framework for assessing and influencing both client and therapist behavior in session. FAP focuses on shaping adaptive interpersonal behaviors in the moment of the therapy interaction. At its heart, FAP holds that the therapeutic relationship is the agent of change and healing (Tsai, Yard & Kohlenberg, 2014) and is dedicated to "establishing intense and curative relationships" achieved through authenticity.
This workshop is intended to be an immersive FAP training. Over the course of the weekend, we will share meals, conversation and a roof at the Roslyn Center, a beautiful retreat center just outside of Richmond, VA. The accommodations at Roslyn are simple and clean. Participants may opt for single or double room occupancy (For more information go to: Roslyn Retreat Center).
In this workshop we will begin by laying out the mechanics of functional analysis - both in session and outside session. From there, we will focus on practicing functional analysis as part of the therapeutic interaction. We will practice therapist skills related to responding effectively to in-the-moment clinically relevant behavior (CRB) aimed at evoking and reinforcing adaptive behaviors that help the client build a more effective behavioral repertoire. Functional analysis in session increases the client's awareness of moves away from valued living and creates opportunities for immediate practice of courageous behavior - all in the context of a caring relationship. In addition, we will use experiential exercises to help participants identify their problematic behaviors as therapists and to illuminate the contextual variables that evoke them.
Not for the faint of heart, this workshop will be highly experiential. Using real and role-play demonstrations, as well as group and dyad practice, it is intended to help you establish a solid foundation in FAP. We will invite you to take risks and to connect with your most aware, courageous, and loving selves.
Appropriate for mental health professionals including social workers, counselors and psychologists. This workshop is for clinicians who:
are familiar with contextual behavioral or similar behavioral therapies (e.g., ACT, CFT, DBT, CBT),
are familiar with the basic principles of behaviorism, (e.g., reinforcement, extinction) and
would like to broaden their repertoire to include FAP.
After attending this training you will be able to:
1. Explain what is meant by the term "context"
2. Explain what is meant by the term "function"
3. Explain what is meant by the term "behavior"
4. Describe the theoretical basis for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
5. Identify and describe at least three of the five rules of FAP which guide therapist interventions
6. Explain Clinically Relevant Behaviors (CRB)
7. Describe the role of Awareness, Courage and Love in FAP
8. Practice the five rules of FAP
9. Practice at least 2 exercises that can be used in session with clients to evoke and shape more effective behavior
10. Define is what is meant by T1 and T2
11. Identify at least two T1 behaviors therapists commonly struggle with
12. Write an action plan to target at least one CRB1 or T1
The Rosslyn Center is ADA compliant. If there are ADA accommodations that you require, please contact us at Admin@TrueNorthACT.com
Here and Now Trainers:
Holly Yates MS, LCMHC, Certified FAP Trainer, has been in private practice in North Carolina since 2004. Her specialty areas are working with adults both individually and in groups as well as couples addressing depression, anxiety, mood disorders and life stressors through clinical intervention and skills training. Holly's practice centers on third wave therapies most specifically Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is a founding facilitator of the online ACT Peer Intervision Network sponsored through ACBS and a Certified FAP Trainer through University of Washington. Holly presents FAP and ACT workshops locally and around the world. Holly is Co-founder of North Wake Counseling Partners in Raleigh NC.
Miranda Morris, PhD, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, is a psychologist in Bethesda, MD. She is a Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, and she conducts regular workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and related therapies including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and basic Relational Frame Theory (RFT) She is currently a Past President of the Board of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). In addition, Miranda is a member of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of ACBS Chapter and their ACT Carolinas affiliate. In her paid-work life, she is the Co-founder of True North Therapy and Training, a group dedicated to sharing contextual behavioral therapies with clients, practitioners, and the broader community.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Please email Miranda Morris at email@example.com
No commercial support was obtained for this CE program or for the instruction content that could be construed as a conflict of interest. No commercial support is being sought for an endorsement of any product (e.g., books, drugs, etc.).