Holly Yates, psychotherapist, MS, LCMHC, Certified Functional Analytic Psychotherapy trainer.
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is a behavioral approach to the therapeutic relationship that addresses issues of intimacy and vulnerability. In this course, we will not only teach professionals the basic principles of FAP, but will also introduce them to a different view of behavior analysis in which the interpersonal relationship is the primary vehicle for positive therapeutic outcomes. Utilizing this approach will not only foster a strong and long-lasting professional-parent alliance, but will (yes, yes) directly impact the goals of therapy with the child. In addition, the course program is aimed at teaching the specialist to "take off the white coat" in time - to sincerely talk about their mistakes and vulnerabilities among colleagues, which is an excellent prevention of burnout.