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Thu, 20 Jun


Central European University Auditorium

FAP Intensive Budapest: 20-22 June 2024

This will be the first ever IN-PERSON FAP intensive in Europe. We will bring together FAP trainers from US and Europe. Elements of FAP levels 1, 2 and 3 will be combined with research discussions and specialist workshops.

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FAP Intensive Budapest: 20-22 June 2024
FAP Intensive Budapest: 20-22 June 2024

Time & Location

20 Jun 2024, 09:00 BST – 22 Jun 2024, 13:00 BST

Central European University Auditorium, Budapest, Nádor u. 15, 1161 Hungary


About the event

FAP Intensives are annual gatherings for trainers, students, trainees, and established therapists either hoping to learn FAP, reacquaint themselves with the research and model, or simply to immerse in the co-created and sacred space of the FAP family.


The fee is for attendance only.

The theme of this Intensive is “COMING HOME”

Coming back to the basics of applying the foundational rigour of functional analysis to create a conceptualisation that is a personal “instruction manual” to instil deep self-understanding and compassion. We will help each other explore and expand our potential,  come home to our Being in coexistence with the World. Let us create an intellectually vibrant and heartfelt community of FAPPISTAS we want to come home to. Let us radiate this impact to our clients to create a world we all want to belong to, and experience belonging in.

What is FAP?

FAP is a process-based therapeutic approach grounded in moment-to-moment functional analysis of the client-therapist relationship. FAP builds a functional analytic formulation that incorporates the rules of prediction and influence that lie at the core of FAP, which can supercharge any other protocol based treatments. This approach is both technically precise and full-hearted as it applies the therapeutic relationship as the natural reinforcement for client change.

What is a FAP Intensive?

This is a two and half day skills packed training in a process-based therapeutic approach. You will:

  • Improve your FAP case-conceptualisation skills.
  • Learn to augment the therapeutic relationship - and you, the therapist - as a natural reinforcer to shape behavioural change. We will show you how to notice and decode the function of verbal and nonverbal interactions, and which behaviours to reinforce to get the therapeutic outcomes your clients need.
  • For more advanced FAP clinicians, we will provide specialist training focusing on evoking and transforming emotional experiences for the client; working with diverse populations; using stories and metaphors; and how to conduct supervision FAP style!
  • You will feel first-hand what a client will experience when they receive FAP. We call it “INTENSIVE” because it is designed to stretch your emotional and behavioural repertoire so you can become the most agile and adaptive therapist, with the ability to choose the most therapeutic response with your client in the moment!

We have selected Budapest as a central location in Europe that is affordable to stay in and to travel to from much of the world. It is a site of rich history, Europe's largest synagogue, a number of UNESCO heritage sites, a thriving LGBTQ community, and vibrant art and music scenes. This is an essential workshop for those working towards therapist and trainer certification as it contributes towards the training criteria. More experienced FAPpers can volunteer to be a pod leader to assist with the workshop.

Optional social events will be organized, though this is also a beautiful city full of parks, dancing, and open spaces where you might connect and try out novel or unique 2s with friends, new or old. There will be options for both meditative walks along the river and the beautiful central island, or tastes of the nightlife (e.g., karaoke, dancing, etc.).

We're excited about this opportunity to come together again as a community in a new way, and to create a memorable encounter.

Budapest Intensive Group Page for travel INFO 


The fee is for attendance only.

Certificate of attendance will be issued.

NOTE: We are currently exploring options to provide APA-approved CEs for this workshop, If or when that is secured, please check back here for information (or watch your email if already registered)!

JOIN the Budapest FAP Intensive Group for event information

You are responsible for booking flights and accommodation. See our FAP Intensive group posts for information.

If you would like to share accommodation, please email us and we can create a mailing list for people wanting to share.

We will be organising a main social as part of this gathering, with more information to come.

** Informed consent/disclaimer:** 

FAP intensives are highly experiential and personal events, even more so than typical ACT experiential workshops. At the Intensive, you will be encouraged to share details of your history, important life events, experiences of shame and vulnerability, and similar topics, in small groups. We believe this format of the Intensive creates a powerful and meaningful learning experience, but it also can be uncomfortable and evocative. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us before registering.

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