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An Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer Matthew Skinta
An Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer Matthew Skinta

Sat, Nov 05


Online via Zoom

An Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy with Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer Matthew Skinta

This 2 hour workshop will introduce you to the five rules of FAP, help you observe and evaluate your impact on your clients, and teach you to bring evocative, courageous tasks to your sessions.

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Time & Location

Nov 05, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event


Saturday, November 5th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)

(International friends welcome, too!)


Online via Zoom! 2 CEs are available for California-based clinicians.

(Zoom link will be provided in registration confirmation & emailed the week of the training.)


Professionals: $40 USD | $55 with CEs

Students $20 USD

  • Professional ACBS SoCal Members receive 20% off!
  • Student ACBS SoCal Members received 50% off!

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Event Description

This introductory FAP workshop will introduce attendees to the behavioral principles that underlie a process that can lead to genuineness and interpersonal intimacy. While the essential rules can be quite simple, the outcome for skilled FAP practitioners can become incredibly nuanced and applicable to a wide range of clinical needs.

Recent empirical support for FAP, as well as debates over the initial model and the Awareness, Courage, and Love (ACL) model for training and implementation, will be reviewed. Participants will have an opportunity to briefly practice in this workshop with partners, and will learn activities that facilitate the rapid assessment and generation of practice behaviors in their client's interpersonal challenges.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the five rules of FAP
  2. Evaluate their own impact on clients in the room
  3. Execute courageous, evocative tasks in session

Continuing Education (CE) Info

California licensed Psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs* are eligible for 2 CE credits. There is a $15 CE fee to be paid at the time of registration. CEs are awarded contingent upon timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers.

Attendees must attend the course LIVE, in its entirety, in order to receive CE credits (no exceptions). Please note that if you purchase CEs and cannot attend the event live, you will be issued a refund for your CE payment (less a 3% service fee) if notified in writing to prior to one week of the event.

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association. Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.

No CEUs for BCBAs or Coaches are provided through this training.

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, behavior analysts, coaches, students (under supervision), and other mental health professionals who would like to learn how to use FAP with clients.

Skill Level

All skill levels are welcome to attend!

About the Trainer

Dr. Matthew D. Skinta, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist and assistant professor at Roosevelt University. Dr. Skinta co-edited Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: Contextual Strategies to Foster Self-Compassion, Connection, and Equality (2016), and wrote Using Contextual Behavior Therapy with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients: A Practical Guide to Treatment (2020). He is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and a certified FAP trainer, and has provided trainings and consultation internationally in both working both Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.


Dr. Matthew Skinta will be compensated for this workshop. He does not have any conflicts of interest.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund (less a 3% service fee) will be issued if canceled in writing to by October 29th.

Note: If you cannot attend the event live and had registered for CEs, a refund will be issued for your CE payment (less a 3% service fee) if canceled in writing to by October 29th.

After October 29th, no refunds will be issued. 


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