Relational Life Therapy Training
Distinguished therapist and bestselling author, Terry Real, has developed an educational series for therapists and other helping professionals. The RLI training program introduces professionals to the theoretical concepts of the Relational Life Model™ and teaches competency in the clinical practice of Terry’s Relational Life Therapy™ or RLT.
Graduates of our training program will be featured as referral sources on our website, thereby allowing visitors to our website to find RLT therapists in their own area. This serves as a wonderful marketing tool for therapists as well as a networking resource for one another. For a complete list of the training requirements, click on the link directly below.
RLT Research Study
Researcher Dr. Suzanne Zook-Johnston completed the first Relational Life Therapy outcome study in early 2017. This outcome study was designed as a quantitative study that took place over 3-time intervals and measured change in intimacy based on 3 variables (satisfaction, conflict resolution, and communication) as perceived by individuals from an RLT Couple Experiential Treatment group and a Control group.
The final results (although not statistically significant due to a small sample size) showed positive movement in the RLT Couple Experiential Treatment group away from the Control group in communication (the most critical of the 3 variables, representing high levels of intimacy and closeness in couple relationships). The other 2 variables demonstrated similar parallel patterns.
For more information regarding this research study contact Dr. Suzanne Zook-Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDATIONS OF RELATIONAL LIFE THERAPY CD SET
LEVEL 1 TRAINING ONLINE Training
This 2-day Level 1 Training is for the clinician who is either brand new to the Relational Life Therapy (RLT) model; or has some RLT skills and wants to deepen their understanding of the model. The objective is for participants to gain an intermediate level of competency in the clinical practice of Relational Life Therapy. All participants will observe and then practice the essential techniques learned. This course is taught by Terry Real.
May 2018 Date is the next course date – REGISTER HERE
Enjoy our new ONLINE Home Study version of our Level 1 Training Course taught by Terry Real. You will be able to begin the RLT training program and study at the comforts of your own home and office. Levels 2 & 3 courses will remain IN-PERSON with Terry Real. Please check your email over the next few weeks where you will get more information.
*Prior to attending the Level 1 Training, it is strongly recommended that students complete the “Foundations for Therapists CD Course” (available for purchase at www.terryreal.com)
This training is the first component of an approximately 2 year RLl therapy certification process. 12 ceu’s for therapists.
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 for effective practice. This training will be taught by Terry Real. NEW: Take Level 1 Training Online by clicking here.
- Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018 at at Ledgebrook Clubhouse, 261 Nahanton St, Newton Center, MA 02459
- Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – VENUE: TBD
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
• May 7 & 8, 2018 in San Francisco, CA at The Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118
• November 2 & 3, 2018 at University Settlement at The Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
For more info, click the SIGN UP button below–
The Masters Class
The Master Class** with Terry Real will be a retreat for helping professionals who have completed their professional training curriculum with RLI and are interested in moving to a level of mastery in this work. To be held at Terry’s home on Martha’s Vineyard, the retreat will be focused on providing this very experienced group with a self-electing “open space” agenda where topics and discussion are determined by group needs and desired focus.
Recommendations for accommodations will be provided by RLI. Space is limited to 11 Participants only (and fills quickly!!).
**Participants are required to complete prior to attending: Foundations CD Set, The
Relational Life Practicums 1 and 2, and begin or complete one year of Coaching from an RLI Coach or a Case Seminar Group with Terry Real. Completing Level 3 training is suggested.
• This Training is currently not offered at this time
LOCATION: Terry’s home on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
RLT Coaching Groups
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org