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Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Improve Social Functioning

Workshop Date
Friday 19 October 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm (registration from 8:30am)

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is based on behavioural analysis and as such employs a variety of techniques to differentially reinforce effective behaviours and reduce ineffective behaviour, particularly in interpersonal situations. FAP aims to promote awareness, courage, and compassion to deepen the therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic relationship is then used to ameliorate interpersonal deficits that contribute to a wide-range of psychiatric problems. Importantly, FAP is not a stand-alone treatment, but a tool for effectively delivering evidence-based approaches.

This workshop will introduce and review the research for FAP and then train participants in the delivery of FAP. During the workshop, Dr Wetterneck will use case examples, role-playing, and experiential exercises to demonstrate how to conduct FAP techniques during a treatment session. He will specifically show attendees how to use the therapeutic relationship to socially reinforce desirable behaviours to improve treatment outcomes when using evidence-based therapies for conditions with social functioning problems, such as CBT for depression. This is in line with the current status of the research for FAP.

Workshop Outcomes
At the end of the talk, attendees will be able to:
1. Recognise interpersonal targets that can be addressed through in-session work
2. Learn to apply the Five Rules of FAP to promote interpersonal change
3. Improve your ability to take strategic risks and act with courage in the therapy relationship and other relationships
4. Integrate FAP principles with evidence-based therapies

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for clinical psychologists, psychologists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals and students.

Course Materials
Hands outs will be made available on the day.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Please advise your dietary requirements upon registration. Dietary requirements are required no later than Monday, 15 October 2018

Getting There
Parking Permits can be purchased at a special rate of $6.00. Click here to add parking to your shopping cart.

The Parking Permit will be emailed from Monday 15 October onwards.

Alternatively free street parking is available on Talavera Road, North Ryde (Macquarie University side).

Local accommodation walking distance to the venue includes:
Travelodge North Ryde
MGSM Executive Accommodation

Macquarie University is 27km (approx. 40min drive) from Sydney Airport.

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Anderson, T., Ogles, B. M., Patterson, C. L., Lambert, M. J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2009). Therapist effects: Facilitative interpersonal skills as a predictor of therapist success. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 755-768.

Kanter, J. W., Manbeck, K., Kuczynski, A. M., Maitland, D. M., Villas-Bôas, A., & Reyes, M. (2017). A comprehensive review of research on Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology Review, doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.09.010

Lambert, M. J. & Barley, D. E. (2001). Research summary on the therapeutic relationship and psychotherapy outcome. Psychotherapy, 38, 357-361.

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.

Singh, R. S. & O’Brien, W. H. (In Press) A quantitative synthesis of functional analytic psychotherapy single-subject research. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Wetterneck, C. T., & Hart, J. M. (2012). Intimacy is a transdiagnostic problem for CBT: Functional analytic psychotherapy is a solution. International Journal for Behavior Consultation and Therapy, 7, 167-176.

Cancellation Policy and Rules
1. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged if a written request for cancellation is received on or prior to the registration deadline (1 week before the workshop).
2. No refund is available after the registration deadline, however a substitution is permitted (i.e. another person may attend in your absence). At the discretion of the Centre for Emotional Health a 50% refund may be offered on production of a medical certificate

$360 $330 Limited inc GST / $230
Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Improve Social Functioning

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