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A Brief Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • UCSF Mt. Zion, 1600 Divisadero St, Room H3805


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THURSDAY DEC 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a contextual, behavioral, relational approach to psychotherapy in which therapists focus on what happens in session between the client and therapist to shape the interpersonal behaviors, emotional awareness, and self-expression necessary for clients to create and maintain close relationships and to live meaningful lives.

Clinicians who use ACT processes will find themselves in familiar territory, with a particular and sensitive focus on the interactions that are unfolding in the therapeutic relationship.  The opportunity to experience psychological flexibility in an interpersonal context of shared vulnerability and courage can have far reaching effects for clients in their world outside the therapy room.

This will be a brief taste of FAP with a balance of didactic and experiential methods.  We will have some time to gather, network and make any announcements at the beginning of our time together. 


Michael Vurek, LCSW is the president of the chapter and a psychotherapist in private practice in San Anselmo, Marin County.   He has been part of the ACT/CBS community for 10 years; and trained in FAP, DBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. 


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