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Here and Now: Using Functional Analytic Psychotherapy to Create Change
Fri Dec 6, 2019
9:15 AM-12:30 PM
3 Category 1 CEUs | $70
Rathbone & Associates Bethesda
4701 Sangamore Road N-210
Bethesda, MD 20816

Miranda Morris, PhD, Holly Yates, MS, LPC

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We all know that the therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance, but we don’t all know how to use it in order to help our clients make real change in their lives. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) offers a way to utilize the therapist-client relationship as the main agent for change and healing in therapy. It is a straightforward model that can be readily integrated into most therapeutic approaches.

FAP has its roots in Radical Behaviorism and utilizes simple behavioral principles to help clients notice unhelpful behaviors and learn how to be more effective. At its core, FAP focuses on Clinically Relevant Behaviors (CRBs) – behaviors that show up in session that are present in the client’s daily life. When therapists can identify and work with CRBs, they can help shape clients’ behavior in ways that significantly impact their clients’ quality of life. If you were taught that behaviorism was sterile and heartless, FAP will change your mind! FAP is deeply experiential and relational. It’s all about how we as therapists can work with awareness, courage and love to teach our clients how to cultivate awareness, courage and love in their lives.

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define and identify Clinically Relevant Behaviors (CRB).
  2. Participants will be able to describe the 5 Rules of FAP.
  3. Participants will be able to describe Awareness, Courage and Love in Behavioral terms.
  4. Participants will practice and be able to explain how to conduct an in-session functional analysis of client behavior.


Miranda Morris, PhD is an ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer who conducts regular trainings in the US and internationally in ACT and other contextual behavioral therapies. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, MD. Miranda uses ACT to treat a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, and pervasive difficulties often referred to as “personality disorders”. She currently serves on the Board of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and is President Emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ACBS.

Holly Yates MS LPC is a Psychotherapist in independent practice and the Owner and Co-founder of North Wake Counseling Partners in Raleigh, NC. Holly is a Certified Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Trainer and has been working with Third Wave Therapies as her theoretical orientation since 2006. Holly works with adult populations struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss and grief. She leads groups and works with couples encouraging openhearted communication with compassion and integrity.

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