Intentionally Creating Close Relationships

Saturday, December 01 2018, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM [PST]

3931, University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA, 98105, United States


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Clinician Ticket (6 WA State CEs) Partial Approval -$130.00

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Event Information

Saturday, December 01 2018, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM [PST]

About the Event

Presented by: The Department of Psychology and The Center for the Science of Social Connection

This is a one-day workshop for mental health practitioners. 

Relationships matter. As human beings we seek and need close, safe, trusting relationships with others to survive and to thrive. We yearn for connection and to not feel alone. Professionally, we aim to help our clients improve their relationships and we know that forming close, trusting relationships is central. This workshop will provide a set of evidence-based practices that can immediately deepen and improve the quality of your relationships. The processes, based on a contextual-behavioral model of close, personal relationships, can be applied across settings in which relationships matter, including friends, family, co-workers, and romantic relationships. Specific applications for deepening your therapy relationships and improving the therapy alliance will be discussed. The skills are relevant across therapy relationships, including work with children, families, couples, and adults. 

Come to this workshop by yourself or bring a partner to do the exercises with and deepen your relationship.

6 CE credits available for WA State Psychologists. 

Through the workshop you will:

·         Practice the core processes in a flexible and heartfelt way with other workshop attendees

·         Learn how to assess your own, and your client’s, strengths and weaknesses implementing these processes

·         Learn easy-to-apply exercises for clients and others with whom you wish to help deepen relationships


The workshop will be lead by Dr. Jonathan Kanter:

·         Internationally respected trainer of Functional Analytical Psychotherapy

·         Director of UW's Center for the Science of Social Connection

·         Published over 100 peer reviewed papers and books


The University of Washington Department of Psychology
119A Guthrie Hall Box 351525
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-2640

The Center for the Science of Social Connection
3917 University Way NE, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 685 - 7462

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About the Organizer

This is a rare opportunity for a workshop with Dr. Kanter in his hometown of Seattle, WA. Dr. Kanter received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2002, and currently is Director of UW's Center for the Science of Social Connection. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on psychotherapy and other relationships, treatment of depression, cultural adaptation of treatments, and racism. He is regularly invited to give workshops and trainings on these topics around the world. The Center is committed to a progressive science that seeks not just understanding but action on problems of social connection. The work applies to psychotherapy relationships and other relationships that matter to people's lives.