Cefi College

Contextual behavioral therapies based on processes

Contextual behavioral therapies are linked to basic research that helps change and improve the treatment and training procedures of contextual therapists. Currently the proposal to conceptualize therapies in the community of contextual behavioral sciences is changing from the perspective of therapeutic procedures to the perspective by therapeutic processes. Therapeutic processes are the mechanisms of underlying change that lead to a treatment target. A therapeutic process -based training facilitates a better understanding of the procedures applied in therapy, because it directly links treatment to theory, and as a result increases the accuracy, reach, efficacy and efficiency of therapists, to relieve problems and promote life improvement from People (Hayes & Hofmann, 2018).


Promote Specialization Course in Contextual Behavioral Therapies (Acceptance Therapy and Commitment; Relational Frame Theory; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Behavioral Activation Therapy; Mindfulness; Functional Analytical Psychotherapy; Couple Integrative Behavioral Therapy; Compassion Therapy) A End of enabling professionals for contextually specific use of evidence -based therapeutic processes, linked to therapeutic procedures to help solve customer problems and favor a valuable life.


In the present specialization course, students will be offered the main behavioral processes of different contextual therapies, integrating the theoretical part with the development of clinical skills, applying the knowledge
acquired in skill training practices, supervised service in the Gesell Chamber (mirror room) and calls with indirect supervision.

NOTE: There is the possibility of the student to perform only the improvement, whose differential is not to participate in the practical part of the course and not perform the course completion work.


International Teachers Creative Models; National teachers, reference in the approach, doctors and masters

  • In -person and synchronous classes, because learning contextual theory implies practicing and experiencing strategies, with the accompaniment of the expert teacher
  • Supervised practice: therapist skill training, case formulation and therapeutic process
  • Course recognized by MEC
  • 465 hours/class to contemplate the theoretical part plus the practical part of the course
  • Monitors that closely follow each class and each student


José Ignácio Cruz Gaitán and Mara Lins

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Contextual behavioral therapies based on processes
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  • Target Audience:

    Psychologists and doctors

  • Total workload

    465h / class

  • Period

    August 2023 to August 2025, with vacation in February and July.


  • Taxa de Inscrição Especialização R$396,00. Consultar opções de pagamento das mensalidades.