Upcoming Trainings

Relational Life Therapy Level 1 Online

For the first time ever, RLT level one is available to you anywhere in the world–online.

Fall 2017 – Dates coming soon!

RLT Level 2 Training

This 2-day Advanced Level 2 Training is for the experienced clinician who understands the basic theoretical framework and principals of the Relational Life Model. The objective is for participants to gain full competency in the clinical practice of Relational Life Therapy, and is designed to provide more in-depth coverage of the therapeutic skills needed.

Sept 23-24, 2017 in Toronto
March 30-31, 2018 in Seattle, WA
September 22-23, 2018 in Boston, MA

RLT Level 3 Training

This is an advanced training for RLT clinicians who have completed our Level 1 and Level 2 trainings. In this 2-day course, Terry will guide participants through a combination of lecture, video, presentation, discussion, role plays, large group work, and small group exercises, in order to ground theory in practice.

Participants will learn:

  • Ways to increase your skill in working with family of origin issues
  • Integrating Attachment Theory into RLT
  • To identify and work on your “edges” as an RLT therapist

Thursday & Friday, September 7 & 8, 2017 – at the New York Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23rd St., New York, NY 

Observation: Couples Experiential™

Local therapists are invited to come and sit in the room’s perimeter for the sole purpose of enhancing your training by witnessing Terry work with couples first hand. You’ll see him work with a variety of issues, personalities, and conflict and learn how he brings the RLT model into his work. Observing therapists do not participate nor interfere in any way, simply listen and learn. This is the only workshop where we offer Observation.

September 21 & 22, 2017 in Bloomington, MN – REGISTER HERE with PESI for this event ONLY

October 12 & 13, 2017 in Westminster, CO (click button below to register)

December 9 & 10, 2017 in Boston, MA area (click button below to register)

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About Terry Real

Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author.

Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher for m...

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“After 25 years of working as a Psychotherapist and Marriage Counselor I was ready to “hang it all up.” I was more than burnt out. Now, 6 months later, I am reinvested in my work and enjoying it in a brand new way. Renewed energy and enthusiasm for my work has replaced the negativity I was experiencing.  Thanks so much RLT!”

Roseanna Zoubek, LCSW

West Orange, NJ

“The RLI training program empowered me to tackle the toughest marital situations with enthusiasm and a kind heart. Word got around quickly and my couples referrals have multiplied, as has my pleasure doing the work.”

Dr. J.T.

Great Barrington, MA

“After practicing RLT therapy for two years I am receiving numerous referrals for couples work from other therapists.  I have withdrawn from all insurance panels and my income is up!”


Madison, CT

“Before learning Terry Real’s model I would work with couples to problem solve their dilemmas of the day.  I always had misgivings about the long-term potential of my work because although I was aware I was working mostly on the content level with my clients, I did not know how to move in deeper to address with them their relational processes.  Now, having Terry’s model for teaching clients healthy relating, I have guidelines to help them perform the modest miracle of personal transformation on a permanent process level, no matter what the content.  It’s really tremendous to be instrumental in people achieving that.”