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Mon, 04 Sept


Zoom - Online conferencing

Level 1 Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP): 8-weeks intensive

This workshop introduces Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), a third-wave behavioural approach that brings functional analysis into the therapeutic relationship. Level 1 is a personally transformative experience with experiential learning to enhance your power of reinforcement in session.

Level 1 Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP):  8-weeks intensive

Time & Location

04 Sept, 16:00 BST – 23 Oct, 18:00 BST

Zoom - Online conferencing


About the event

This workshop introduces Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), a third-wave therapeutic approach that brings functional analysis into the therapeutic relationship. FAP’s proposed mechanism of action is using genuine therapist responses to contingently respond to problematic client behavior as it occurs in session. Training in FAP helps clinicians identify functional classes of behaviors as treatment targets, maximize the benefits of the therapeutic alliance, and use their own reactions to client behaviors to build a powerful connection with their clients (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991). While FAP is an effective therapeutic modality on its own, practitioners can also integrate its lessons into other modalities. Over the course of this workshop, we will work with participants to assess psychological problems using the FAP model. Participants will learn how to identify clinically relevant behaviors, enhance rapport through a process of reciprocal exchanges of vulnerability and responsiveness, and evoke and reinforce more adaptive behaviors in session through interpersonal reinforcers such as empathy, statements of caring, and self-disclosure. We will use experiential exercises, small group work, and dyad work to encourage participants to practice and enhance new skills.

Each session is only £20 for a transformative experience! Our charity's aim is to disseminate behavioural therapies widely to improve treatment for clients.

Price (click to pay):

Standard Fee - £250


This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) at all levels of expertise and working with any population in any treatment setting, particularly practitioners interested in in-session functional analysis and interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.

Instructional Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Learning Objectives: ● Describe the theoretical basis for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy ● Describe and practice functional assessment ● Define and explain clinically relevant behavior (CRB) ● Explain the five rules of FAP which guide therapist interventions ● Immersive exercises that are transformative for the participant.

Lead Trainer:

Tien Kuei is the Trustee and CEO of Power to Live, a mental health charity with the mission to disseminate affordable behavioural treatments and trainings. Tien received her FAP training under Mavis Tsai and Bob Kohlenberg and was supervised by Mavis over many years. She is a certified FAP trainer by the University of Washington and have trained cohorts of P2L therapists to deliver FAP with CBT and ACT. Tien have also designed and delivered workshops on nonverbal interactions in therapeutic interactions at ACBS conferences.


Kelsey Wiemer is the COO of Power to Live. Having completed her part 1 and part 2 FAP training, Kelsey is on her journey to become a FAP certified therapist. Kelsey is a senior therapist and a supervisor with our charity and also works as a CBT therapist at Roehampton University.

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