The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 2-Year Training Program in Family and Couples Therapy
Sep 1 2016 – May 31 2018 all-day

The Family and Couples Treatment Service (FACTS) was established as a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in 1982. FACTS helps couples and families work through issues in communication and deal with the interpersonal difficulties in their lives. We also train professionals to develop competence in providing couples and family therapy.

Our two year program includes group supervision of clinical cases and academic presentations. We teach systems and structural theory and practice. We study attachment theory, EFT, neuroscience, trauma theory, mindfulness and internal family systems approaches. Our work affirms ICP’s commitment to honoring cultural and sexual diversity in treatment and training.

A certificate of completion of FACTS’ Two-Year Training Program is given when candidates fulfill the following requirements:

– Two years of didactic training in subject areas pertaining to couples and family therapy
– Demonstration of clinical competence in providing couples and/or family therapy
– Completion of a Case Study demonstrating integration of clinical and theoretical perspectives relevant to a treatment provided by trainee to a FACTS couple or family
– Trainees are required to videotape at least one family or couple session to share in group supervision for the purpose of deepening the exploration of clinical and theoretical issues relevant to couples and/or family treatment.
Candidates have access to a wide range of CEU approved webinars, workshops and conferences offered by each of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s divisions.

Essential Skills (ES1)
Oct 14 2016 – May 7 2017 all-day

– LEARN the AEDP clinical roadmap, protocol, and the right-brain language of experiential treatment.
– DEVELOP specific intervention strategies for working explicitly, dyadically, and experientially with intense unresolved traumatic emotions
– TRANSFORM suffering and foster patients’ feeling deeply recognized and understood, safe and secure, and as a result, curious and increasingly capable in relation to Self and others.
– INTEGRATE techniques of trauma-based & body-oriented therapies, and the wisdom of the humanistic and mindfulness traditions.
– EMERGE with both an understanding and felt sense of how to practice AEDP.
Healing-oriented and attachment based, AEDP’s practice is radical in its translation of current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Experiential in its relational work and in using in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the phenomenology and dynamics of the transformational process that emerge in environments where the individual feels safe and known. Intuitively resonant, AEDP has been called “deceptively simple.”

The AEDP Essential Skills, aimed at clinical practitioners, will be practical. Our goal is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, AEDP skill sets, that are concrete and specific. Different skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each module, so that participants will emerge with both an understanding & a felt sense of how to practice AEDP.

The basic skill sets necessary to practice AEDP will be introduced each module, with theoretical foundations and faculty videotapes in the morning, and closely assisted, group experiential exercises in the afternoon.