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Sat, Aug 28


Zoom Workshop

Learning to “Speak” RFT: The Art and Practice of Relational Framing for Clinicians

Join us for a jargon-free way to enhance your clinical practice using RFT. Phillip Cha, MFT will teach you to improvise interventions “on the fly” and evoke transformation in clinical contexts.

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Time & Location

Aug 28, 2021, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Zoom Workshop

About the Event

Relational Frame Theory (RFT) is a contextual behavioral account of human language and a major theory underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. While many ACT clinicians are told that learning RFT would greatly enhance their ACT skills, they are often intimidated by RFT’s complicated jargon and eventually lose interest in learning  RFT.

The irony is that everyone is already “doing RFT” whether they know it or not. Language is all around us, and we are always using language (i.e. relational framing)  to communicate with one another and to help us make better sense of our world. Simply put, RFT can be seen as a “language about languaging.” The good news is that one need not be a grammarian to speak a language. You can learn RFT through a praxis-oriented immersion and increasingly appreciate the “grammar” as you develop proficiency.

The purpose of this pragmatic workshop is to help you, the clinician, develop and build on your natural ability to “speak” RFT in your personal and professional setting. This course will provide an immersive experience filled with RFT skills, drills, experiential exercises and plenty of  illustrations drawn from everyday life including politics, media, visual arts, psychology. And, yes, we will touch upon theory too. But the theory will come at the end of the course, not in the beginning. My prediction is that you will appreciate the theory more after you have experienced how much you already know how to “speak” RFT.


  1. Be able to identify and understand the nine basic relational frames in a variety of domains in everyday life such as pop culture, politics, and psychology.
  2. Learn how RFT can be utilized to evoke transformation in clinical contexts
  3. Be able to improvise interventions “on the fly” using at least three relationally-framed questions in clinical contexts
  4. Identify at least two ways in which you can use RFT as a tool for personal growth

There are no CEUs associated with this event.

Refunds are available, less a 2.5% service charge, up to five days before the event.

NOTE: The workshop will be recorded and available for registrants to view on the ACBS SoCal website for 30 days following the event!

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