Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Online clinical RFT course
September 12, 2016 – March 12, 2017
What is this course about?
This 6-month online course is designed to turn you into a clinical RFT expert! Step by step, you will learn the basic principles of RFT and how to use them in psychological interventions. The course will be facilitated by Matthieu Villatte, PhD, clinical trainer and author of Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention, and of a number of articles and chapters on RFT for clinical practice. The course will be directly based on this best selling clinical RFT manual.
How will this course work?
We will use a variety of resources such as videos, podcasts, Powerpoint presentations, articles and chapters, live talks, and listserve discussions. Each week, you will receive a training post with optional work assignment to help you progress at your own pace. You will receive personal feedback on your practice and answers to all your questions once a week through the listerve. In addition, ten 1 hour online live sessions will be provided during which you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of clinical RFT concepts, discuss clinical cases, and practice skills through role plays.
What will you learn in this course?
- The basic RFT principles involved in clinical work
- The framework for using RFT in clinical practice
- How to conduct psychological assessment using RFT
- How to activate and shape behavior change with RFT
- How to build meaning and motivation with RFT
The live sessions will take place on the following dates:
September 22, October 13 & 31, November 21, December 8, January 4 & 23, February 8 & 24, March 7. All sessions start at 9am PST and last for 1 hour. They will be recorded, so you will be able to watch them later if you can’t attend live.
What people are saying about this course:
“In my opinion, relational frame theory represents one of the most important scientific advances in facilitating a deep understanding of human psychological functioning, how we can struggle, and how we can be helped. Matthieu’s clinical RFT course has been invaluable in helping me to develop an understanding of RFT and how to apply it in my clinical practice, and almost immediately his course began to result in improvements in the depth and precision of both my therapy practice and in the clinical supervision I provide, both of which are focused in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). Given that language is the medium in which nearly all psychotherapy plays out, I cannot imagine the therapist whose craft would not be enhanced by this training.”
— Russell Kolts, PhD, USA.
“Matt’s 6-month online RFT course is amazing!! Learning ACT is like learning to play a beautiful piece of music. Learning RFT in Matt’s course enables you to COMPOSE beautiful music. Applying what I learned in Matt’s RFT class fundamentally enhanced my clinical work and my clients are benefiting greatly. I highly recommend this course!!!”
— Cathryn Campbell, MBA, MSS, LSW, PCC, USA
“I thoroughly recommend Matthieu Villatte’s online course on the application of RFT in clinical settings. It has taught me to apply new practical skills not only in clinical cases, increasing the effectiveness of my therapeutic practice, but even in everyday life. The interaction between Matt and students was great and the course was flexible, allowing me to follow things at my own pace while having the unique chance to learn from a prestigious clinical psychologist and researcher while studying in my home country of Brazil.”
— Diana Ferroni Bast, PhD, Brazil.
“Since I started my training in RFT I was looking forward to a course in which I could really understand the basic concepts and at the same time their applicability to clinical situations in a friendly way. Matt, you did it! For those interested in learning about RFT and its clinical applications I strongly recommend to participate in Matt’s courses. A lot of readings, videos, supervision, in a warm and supporting setting!”
— Fabián O. Olaz, PsyD, Argentina.