Treino e Workshops


Os treinos e workshops da Academia Psicoterapeutas são dirigidos a estudantes, profissionais, psicoterapeutas em formação e membros titulares de sociedades científicas. Alguns workshops ou treinos estão sinalizados como sendo para um destes públicos em particular, nomeadamente, quando forem dirigidos a estudantes. Na sua maioria, os workshops serão abertos a estudantes finalistas e profissionais.


A Academia Psicoterapeutas irá igualmente desenvolver programas de treino de prática deliberada individuais ou dirigidos a pequenos grupos.









This workshop will introduce our broad-based system for therapist training, the Facilitative Interpersonal Relationship Skills Training (FIRST) program.  FIRST combines a focus on both processes and skills in a practical, applied manner.  FIRST is grounded in a focus on the therapist and therapist effects.   Over the last decade, more research attention has been given to the critical effects of the therapist in psychotherapy process and outcomes.  Recent investigations have found that individual therapists demonstrate consistent differences that have robust impacts on treatment process and outcome.  FIRST will focus on building therapist skills designed to build those therapeutic processes that are the best predictors of client outcomes.  Systematic research on therapist effects and skills has found that effective therapists tend to possess significantly greater Facilitative Interpersonal Skills (FIS; Anderson et al., 1999; 2016a; 2016b) than less effective therapists.  Directly linked to research methods on FIS, FIRST is grounded in building therapist awareness and resources for responding

to the most challenging interpersonal moments, those moments that have the greatest potential to disrupt therapeutic processes.  Research on FIS has found that responses to such critical relational markers, albeit brief moments, carry considerable weight when it comes to good outcomes and building good working relationships.  Thus, a primary learning objective of this workshop will be to facilitate therapists and helpers to adjust, adapt, and reflexively respond to the intensity of moments with clients is a more encompassing skill. 

Training Procedures. The FIRST program covers the full range of FIS through a broad series of training modules for building therapist verbal fluency, emotional expression, building client hope and expectations, persuasiveness, empathy, wamth / acceptance, alliance bond capacity, and alliance rupture repair responsiveness.  Throughout the modules, a number of deliberate practice exercises are interwoven to help therapists learn and hone targeted skills.  These modules group together as: verbal fluency and emotional expression; persuasion and expectations; warmth and empathy; and alliance bond capacity and ARRR.  They are designed to operate sequentially, such that the modules discuss increasingly “complex” skills that build upon earlier sections.  Participants will be guided through each module by providing with an overview and description of didactic content, common examples of clinical issue related to the specific skills, use of video examples that build on the FIS responses, role plays with a focus on how to build deliberate practice exercises into effective clinical practice.


1.  Introduction to focusing on the individual therapist.

2.  Therapist effects and how we can learn from research on therapist Facilitative Interpersonal Skills (FIS)

3.  Individual therapist response to FIS client situations and self-assessment

4.  Facilitative Interpersonal Relationship Skills Training (FIRST) and building common relational processes through training.

5.  Building Verbal Fluency and Emotional Expression

6.  Building Persuasion with Client Hope and Expectations

7.  Building Warmth, Acceptance, and Empathy

8.  Building Alliance Bond Capacity and Alliance Rupture Repair Responsiveness

9.  Using Deliberate Practice strategies and methods for regular skill building.

Timothy Anderson is a professor in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Ohio University, where he conducts research and teaches psychotherapy and clinical practicum. He attended college at the University of Michigan and earned his Ph.D. at Miami University with clinical internship at Northwestern University, followed by a three-year NIMH post-doctoral fellowship in psychotherapy research at Vanderbilt University. Professor Anderson was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award by the International Society for Psychotherapy Research and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.




Case formulation is a key component of psychotherapy, and seems particularly important when treating cases with personality disorders (Kramer, 2019). The present two-day workshop reviews the necessary components of a successful case formulation for personality disorder, by adopting an integrative and disorder-oriented approach. By doing so, the workshop will focus on how therapists can productively take advantage of responsiveness in the therapy process. This will be done using the principles of Plan Analysis (Caspar, 2007), and of the motive-oriented therapeutic relationship. Clinical material will be presented on video and worked through, then implemented directly into productive client-therapist interactions using role plays. The participants’ personal implication in the workshop is recommended in order to optimize the learning process. Concepts will be discussed at the light of current empirical evidence. After the workshop, the participants will be familiar with the principles of Plan Analysis and how to do case formulations for clients with personality disorders. They will be able to understand how to use this information for a productive relationship formation and how to foster appropriate therapist responsiveness in the psychotherapy process.




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Horários e Contactos

Horário de Atendimento

2ª a 6ª - 8:00h às 21:00h

Sábados - 10:00h às 15:00h



Tel: 218 811 710

2ª a 6ª - 11:00h às 13:00h

e das 14:30h às 19:00h




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1149-041 Lisboa