RLI Training Certification Program Details & Pricing

Distinguished therapist and bestselling author, Terry Real, has developed an educational series for therapists and other helping professionals. The RLI training program will introduce professionals to the theoretical concepts of Relational Life Therapy™ and teach competency in the clinical practice of Real’s Relational Life Model™.

General Requirements

You are welcome to complete any or all of these courses. In order to be posted as a referral source on our website, you need to complete all of the following— (NOTE: Courses displayed below show regular registration fee; option below for package pricing):

Attending The Relational Life Boot Camp/Essential Skills Workshop* 

Price: $595 (includes 12 CEUs)

Attending The Relational Life LEVEL 1 Training

Price: $550 (12 CEUs–$45 additional)

Attending The Relational Life LEVEL 2 Training

Price: $550 (12 CEUs–$45 additional)

Attending The Relational Life LEVEL 3 Training

Price: $550 (12 CEUs–$45 additional)

Observing Terry’s Couples Experiential Workshop 2 times

Price: $200 each (12 CEUs–$35 additional) = $400

Participating in a 4 or 6-session, Professional Teleclass Series with Terry Real

Price: $225 (CEUs not available for teleclasses)

PLUS Coaching/Supervision Requirements

Participation in either:

15 months of Case Seminar work with Terry Real

Groups meet once a month for 90 minutes. Cost is $55/month
CEUs are not available for Case Seminar work. 


22 hours of small group coaching from a Master Certified RLI coach

$155/month for three 50-minute sessions. Or design your own individual coaching plan by contacting Relational Life Mastery and Coaching program at relationallifecoaching@gmail.com 
CEU’s are not available for coaching.

Ongoing Requirements
To remain listed on the RLI Therapist Map (once training has been completed) 

RLI therapists who are listed on our website must engage in on-going “maintenance training” in order to stay active and in good standing. To do this, you will need to do any 1 of the following every two years (this is an ‘honor system’ program and we ask you to track your own status):

*Attend either Level 1, 2, or 3 training courses (these can be retaken)
*Attend Terry’s Masters Class *Observe Terry’s Couples Experiential Workshop as an Observer
*Take Terry’s Advanced Teleclass or any of his Teleclass Series for Therapists
*Attend Relationship Bootcamp/Skills Workshop
*Enroll in Terry’s Case Seminar group or an RLI Coaching program
*Attend any talk given by Terry wherever he is presenting

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Upcoming Trainings

Relational Life Therapy Level 1

ONLINE Course - MAY 2019 - 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.

HOURS: 10am to 5pm each day


March 1 & 2, 2019 in San Francisco, CA -- SOLD OUT

October 25 & 26, 2019 in Newton, 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.

HOURS: 10am to 5pm each day

DATES:   No Level 3 is scheduled at this time. Dates will be added as soon as we have a confirmed time.


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.

HOURS roughly: 10am to 6:30pm each day (this is LIVE/REAL THERAPY and timing may vary)



  • March 11 & 12, 2019 in New York, NY -- SOLD OUT
  • September 20 & 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada
  • April 24 & 25, 2020 in Portland, OR


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 . . . more

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