RLT Coaching Groups & Terry’s Case Seminar Groups - There are currently two offerings to reach certification:

RLT Coaching: Groups (with RLT coaches)

The RLT coaching groups are for those clinicians who are interested in taking a deeper dive into the RLT model. These ongoing groups consist of a small relational community of 2-5 mental health professionals meeting by phone 2-3 times per month and working towards mastery of Relational Life Therapy. Participants are able to design their own coaching program, including the option of individual coaching as needed. Because the coaching groups are smaller, they allow for more individualized attention, giving the opportunity to address case issues each call. In coaching, participants have the opportunity to practice each phase of the model (data gathering, leverage, reconnecting, skills and family of origin trauma work). Participants learn through education, role plays and working specific edges.

Coaching fees begin at $100 per month. The hours needed to meet certification requirements depend on your pace and learning style and range from 15-22 hours.

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An added note from Terry Real: “Either 15-22 sessions of coaching or a year of seminars will satisfy that part of the accreditation requirement. Students may take either. While more expensive, coaching groups offer small, hands-on practice, role-play, and more opportunities to talk about more cases. I highly recommend coaching groups for those wanting to immerse themselves in RLT training. Anyone wishing a total plunge, who wants to take both the coaching and the seminar is free to do so and will receive a twenty percent discount on case seminars.”

For those who are interested in participating in the smaller coaching groups or would like more information regarding coaching, please contact Amy Warren at 941-957-3366 or to get placed in a group.

Case-Centered Seminar Groups (with Terry Real):

This seminar meets monthly with Terry Real and 15 fellow mental health professionals for a total of 15 months.

Terry reports, “The case-centered seminar is NOT supervision or its equivalent. It is, just as the name implies, a small seminar in which RLT each therapist in the group will have a chance over the 15 sessions to take forty-five minutes to an hour to use as they like. You may present a case, or a particular question, an edge you are working on professionally, or even, if you choose, live work on a personal issue. Anyone who feels in over their heads with a particular case and in need of ongoing supervision should NOT consider this as serving that purpose and should make additional arrangements. The rest of the session time will be used for short RLT related question/answers, case questions, personal questions, etc.

The cost of the seminar, which lasts 15 months, is $55 per session or $825 for the whole term. Participants must commit to all fifteen sessions and are financially responsible for them all, once they sign up. We want to maintain consistent groups of participants through the full 15 months. Sessions will be recorded and available to be listened to by participants who miss a session live.” For those interested in joining Terry’s Case Seminar Group please contact Lisa Sullivan at

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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 . . . more

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