Intentionally Creating Close Relationships Workshop

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.

Through this 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 led by the Center director, 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 workshop will take place on December 1st, 2018 at the University of Washington Ethnic and Cultural Center from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

6 CE credits are avialable to WA State Psychologists. 

Registration for the workshop is now open! Please click here to register.