Clinical Applications in Contextual Behavioral Therapies focused on Processes

Online Intensive
  • Target Audience:

    Psychology and Psychiatry Professionals and Students with previous knowledge in Contextual Behavioral Therapies.

  • Period

    from 01/11/2021 to 01/15/2021


  • Categoria 1:Estudantes de graduação, alunos CEFI, professores CEFI sênior

    3 parcelas de R$190,00
  • Categoria 2: Ex-Alunos CEFI

    3 parcelas R$210,00
  • Categoria 3: Demais profissionais

    3 parcelas de R$240,00
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Contextual behavioral therapies are a heterogeneous set of clinical approaches that have in common the use of
functional analysis of clinical behavior as a therapeutic tool and the orientation to the promotion of quality of life and emphasis on a
work focused on customer values rather than eliminating symptoms or syndromes. They are models that integrate, in a context of
experiential learning, elements of perspective taking and self-knowledge, attention to the therapeutic relationship and strategies aimed at
increasing the behavioral repertoire so that the person becomes more able to direct its actions towards a better
quality of life.

In this course, the theoretical and epistemological bases that support contextual therapies are presented, as well as
the main therapeutic processes that frame this contextual point of view. Consistent with the contextual point of view, an integration between theoretical aspects and experiential learning is emphasized: in parallel to the presentation of theoretical foundations and the characteristics of models and interventions, students are invited to to know and experience aspects of these
models in themselves, through practical and experiential exercises structured during classes.


Vanessa Stechow - 07/05471

Vanessa Stechow - 07/05471

Psychologist (PUCRS). MBA in People Management with emphasis on Strategy (FGV / RS), Didata in Group Dynamics (SBDG) and qualification as PDA Analyst (Personal Development Analysis). International Training in Organizational Executive Coaching - Transformational Ontological Methodology with Leonardo Wolk, Leader Coach by ICI and The Coaching Clinic - Corporate Coach U. Training in Team Coaching with John Leary-Joyce (Academy of Executive Coaching - England), Coaching Course Team with Áurea Castilhos and Coaching Courses with Rosemary Napper (England). Training in Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Centro). Specialization in Third Generation Contextual Behavioral Therapies (CEFI / CIPCO). Complementary training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He works in the clinical area with adults, adolescents and couples with a focus on Contextual Therapies. He is a member of the CEFI Contextus team. He was a professor at Universities PUCRS (1999), Integrated Universities Cândido Rondon / MT (2001) and La Salle Businnes School / RS, at the MBA in People Management and Coach Leadership (2015 and 2016). She is Coordinator and Facilitator of Training in Group Dynamics - SBDG.

José Ignácio Cruz Gaitán

José Ignácio Cruz Gaitán

Psychologist. Master in Psychotherapy. Member of the CEFI Cora and Contextus team.
Graduated in Conductive Dialectic Therapy by Behavioral Tech and with multiple
training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Analytical-Functional Therapy and
several Contextual therapies. I am a member of the ACBS Chapter Mexico, Director of the
Center for Conductual Therapy in the West in Guadalajara, Mexico. Co-author of the book
“Duel: Treatment based on Aceptación y Compromiso therapy” as well as articles and book chapters on suicide and mourning. He has clinical experience with
patients at risk of suicide, mourning for suicide, Depression, Anxiety and patients
with difficulties in emotional regulation.

Lucas A. Schuster de Souza - CRP 07/19530

Lucas A. Schuster de Souza - CRP 07/19530

Psychologist, graduated from UFRGS, specialist in Psychotherapy of Integrated Techniques from Instituto Fernando Pessoa. He has a background in Contextual Behavioral Therapies and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at CEFI / CIPCO, and a master's degree in Clinical Psychology at PUCRS. He has experience in mental health care in hospital and outpatient settings and in prevention and promotion of general health in the outpatient setting and works with individual psychotherapy and supervision and advice to therapists in the contextual behavioral approach. Member of the CEFI Contextus group, a team dedicated to the application, teaching and development of contextual approaches in Psychotherapy. He also serves as a guest professor in the CEFI Behavioral Cognitive Therapy course. He is a member and co-founder of the Brazilian Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences - ACBS-Br.

 Martha Wallig Brusius Ludwig - CRP 07/13821

Martha Wallig Brusius Ludwig - CRP 07/13821

Psychologist. Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the area of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. PhD in Psychology from PUCRS with doctorate internship in the United States with Carlo DiClemente. Advanced Motivational Interview training with William Miller in Texas and CBT course with Judith Beck in Philadelphia. Specialist in Contextual Behavioral Therapies by CEFI / CIPCO. Member of the Cefi Contextus Team.

Maria Eduarda D. De Alencastro CRP 07/21833

Maria Eduarda D. De Alencastro CRP 07/21833

Psychologist graduated from PUC-RS, specialist in Systemic Therapy and Contextual Behavioral Therapies by CEFI. Master student in Psychology and Health at UFCSPA, and mindfulness trainer in the Body in Mind Trainning neuro-cognitive model of the Mindfulness Initiative. Complemented training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Invited professor of postgraduate courses at CEFI and IPGS. He is a member of the CEFI Contextus team. He works in the clinical area with individuals and couples and works with multiprofessional food balance groups with a focus on Contextual Therapies and coordinates a DBT skills training group.

Program content

Monday, 11/01/2021:
Behavior Change Assessment - José Ignácio Cruz Gaitán
Tuesday, 12/01/2021:
Processes to Increase Consciousness ( Mindfulness) - Maria Eduarda Alencastro
Wednesday, 01/13/2021:
Processes to Generate Flexibility - Martha Ludwig
Thursday, 01/14/21:
Processes to Regular Emotions - Vanessa Stechow
Friday, 01/15/21:
Therapeutic Relationship - Application of reinforcement strategies - Lucas Souza


Theoretical classes, video presentation and exercises and experiential activities.


Train skills focused on the processes of Contextual Behavioral Therapies, especially through experiential exercises and simulations of their clinical applications.