Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)
10-week Therapist Training Group, Level 1-2
Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30am, September 12 - November 14th, 2017
The Seattle Clinic, Suite 210 - Seattle, WA
The didactic elements of this training will deepen therapists’ understanding of the “5 Rules” of FAP, while its experiential components will allow participants to develop proficiency with FAP case conceptualization, and practice functional analysis and contingent responding with behavior occurring during group meetings. Participants will identify their own problematic therapist behaviors and apply the FAP tenants of Awareness, Courage, and Love to improve their alliance, compassion, and connection with each other and their clients. The group is appropriate for those new to FAP as well as those who have already experienced an intensive and/or a Level-1 training group.
In this 10-week series, you will…
- Develop and hone a practical understanding of functional analysis, the five rules of FAP, and its guiding principles of Therapeutic Awareness, Courage, and Love.
- Build and apply FAP Case Conceptualizations, which play a critical role in directing your turn-by-turn interactions in sessions.
- Create a FAP Therapist Conceptualization, which identifies your own problematic behaviors (T1s) and target behaviors (T2s) as a therapist.
- Engage in experiential exercises that cultivate and reinforce your awareness, authenticity, presence, courage and ultimately your ability to connect with and impact others in both personal and professional relationships.
- Learn how to recognize and evoke clinically relevant behavior within sessions, as well as how to contingently reinforce client improvements by sharing your genuine responses.
- Practice giving and receiving feedback about CRB1s and T1s.
- Practice responding to difficult feedback in order to reinforce CRB2s
- Create more compelling clinical relationships by getting your own skin in the game, sharing more of yourself with your clients, and growing together through a reciprocal therapeutic relationship.
- Acquire the skills to build your own FAP Consultation Team or bring FAP into your existing ones.
- Group meets Tuesdays from 9-11am
- 10-weeks starting July 11th, ending on September 19th; skipping week of Aug 1.
- Participants must be in attendance during the first and last sessions, but may miss up to 2 sessions during the 10-week series.
- Expect up to 2 hours of homework each week.
The Seattle Clinic: 3245 Fairview Ave E, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98102 (near the University of Washington campus)
This group will be highly personal in nature - much like FAP Workshops and Intensives. Some prior participants have described the experience as similar to group therapy. Each participant will be asked to independently gauge his/her own level of disclosure and style of participation in experiential work. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have before you register.
$900 for 10-week course
The CE application has been approved and psychologists in Washington State can earn up to 20 hours of CE - 2 hours for each session attended. Please add $25 to your registration fee for processing of CE certification.
WSPA CE Disclaimer: The Washington State Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington State Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Mary Loudon, PhD is a Certified FAP Trainer who studied under Mavis Tsai and Bob Kohlenberg in the FAP Lab during her doctoral work at the University of Washington. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Mavis Tsai in 2008, and became a clinical faculty member at the UW in 2009. Mary has taught, supervised, and provided consultation for hundreds of FAP practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. She co-instructed the year-long FAP practicum with Mavis Tsai for 5 years, and has led and co-facilitated FAP Intensives and Workshops since 2004. FAP (along with ACT and EFT) are the mainstays of her clinical practice where she treats adults and couples.
Mary co-founded The Seattle Clinic in 2014. Read more about it on the homepage.