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Center-affliated scientist Dr. Monnica Williams, University of Connecticut, and Center-affliated scientist Dr. Dan Rosen, Bastyr University, received independent grants to develop interventions with Center director Dr. Jonathan Kanter to reduce racism and prejudice in medical and college student settings. 


ACBS World Conference 13 - CSSC Affliated Scientist Presentations

 A behavior analytic conceptualization of Awareness, Courage, and Love in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)
Using awareness, courage, and love to improve social functioning: A theoretical model to improve the lives of those with visible chronic conditions
Reducing burn-out and improving organizational climate in a BPD clinical wtih FAP therapist training
FAP and Polish culture
Practical applications of awareness, courage, and love: Solving contemporary issues through social connection
'How' is important the matrix as a Functional Analytic Psychotherapy rule 5 tool
The impact of FAP training on clinical psychology trainees in Singapore
Mindfulness and acceptance for gender & sexual minorities: Strategies to foster self-compassion, connection, and equality

CSSC Director Dr. Jonathan Kanter was inducted as part of the 2015 class of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Fellows. Fellowship in ACBS "recognize[s] professionals...who have made strong and positive contributions to Contextual Behavioral Science."
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CSSC Co-Director Dr. Mavis Tsai was recognized as the recipient of the Washington State Psychological Association's 2014 Distinguished Public Service Award.
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Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events. 

Past Events

JUNE 26 , 2015 (Buenos AIres, AR)
FAP Workshop

A FAP workshop led by Dr. Jonathan Kanter in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


JUNE 19-20 , 2015 (Salvador, BR)
FAP Workshop

A FAP workshop led by Dr. Jonathan Kanter and Alessandra Villas-Boas in Salvador, Brazil.


JUNE 17, 2015 (São Paulo, BR)
FAP Workshop: Maximizing the natural functional mechanisms of social connection in psychotherapy.

A FAP workshop led by Dr. Jonathan Kanter in São Paulo, Brazil.


May 28-31, 2015 (Seattle, WA)
FAP Intensive

The FAP Intensive is an annual gathering where we welcome students and professionals who are new to FAP as well as seasoned FAP practitioners, trainers, and researchers to immerse ourselves in FAP's theory and techniques (e.g., the rules), and mostly in the cultivation of awareness, courage, love, and behaviorism skills so that we can bring our best and most authentic selves to our personal and professional lives. The leaders spend a great deal of time planning the intesive so that there is always new material for experienced FAP clinicians. 

Special guest Julie Gottman will present on what is most important to know about working with challenging couples, along with in-vivo exercises. She and FAP experts will also discuss the similarities and differences between the Gottman Methods and FAP, and we they may have to offer each other.


MAY 21-22, 2015 (Montreal, QC)
FAP Workshop: Using Awareness, Courage, and Love in Treatment

A two day, experiential FAP workshop led by Drs. Mavis Tsai and Bob Kohlenberg covering theory and techniques.


APRIL 10, 2015 - 11am (PST)
FAP Online Seminar with Meg McKelvie

Meg McKelvie presents on "FAP and Couples" in April's interactive online FAP seminar. 


MARCH 2015
FAP Online Seminar with Benji Schoendorff

Benji Schoendorff presents on "FAP and ACT" in March's interactive online FAP seminar. 


JANUARY 23, 2015 - 11am (PST)
FAP Online Seminar with Joanne Steinwachs

Joanne Steinwachs presents on "consequating CRB1s using punishing mindfully and lovingly" in January's interactive online FAP seminar. 


NOVEMBER 29-30, 2014
Supercharging CBT/ACT with FAP Training - London, GB

In this interactive workshop, participants will improve their ongoing therapeutic work using ACT with FAP's foundational skills of awareness, courage, and love (ACL). Participants will learn the behavioral underpinnings of ACL before acquiring the therapeutic skill necessary to use these bahaviorally defined terms in their practice. By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned how to create a FAP relationship in the context of their ongoing work, how to add FAP targets of ACL to their case conceptualization, and how to apply FAP to specific populations.


NOVEMBER 14, 2014 - 10am (PST)
FAP Online Seminar with Tien Mandell

Tien Mandell presents on "primary procoess emotion systems and affect regulation as CRB indicators" in November's interactive online FAP seminar.


OCTOBER 17-18, 2014
FAP Workshop - Chicago, IL

This workshop, hosted by the ACBS Chicago Chapter, will provide beginner/intermediate training in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Dr. Jonathan Kanter, a lead researcher in FAP and the Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington will lead the workshop. As part of the workshop, attendees will be asked to share personal information about themselves with others in the workshop and to practice authentic connection using FAP principles while respecting personal boundaries and privacy. 


SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2014
FAP Workshop - Level 1 - Denver, CO 

The workshop includes didactic and experimental elements to create a wpoerful context for change by practicing the core FAP skills - developing awareness, exercising courage, and responding to others with love, care, and compassion. This experiential work will be linked to behavioral principles and will be directly applicable to improving the effectiveness of your work with clients. The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in learning FAP as well as those who are more experienced. It is relevent for therapists from all therapeutic orientations.



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