SPONSORED by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy

FLORENCE, Italy – September 14-15, 2019

At Hotel Raffaello Viale Morgagni 19, 50134 Florence, Italy


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A specific psychotherapeutic strategy for increasing psychological well-being and resilience, Well-Being Therapy (WBT), has been developed and validated in a number of randomized controlled trials. WBT has been recently manualized (Fava, G.A.: Well-Being Therapy. Treatment Manual and Clinical Applications. Basel, Karger, 2016). Translations of the manual have been published in Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, German, and French. A certification process for WBT has been launched by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy (AWBT), whose president is Giovanni A. Fava. The certification process includes attendance of an introductory course, individual supervision of two cases treated with WBT, and case presentation at an advanced workshop. The next introductory course on Well-Being Therapy will be held in Florence, Italy, on September 14th-15th 2019 and it will be a satellite workshop of the 25th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM).

For further information please visit www.well-being-therapy.com


The Introductory Course comprises two days (from Saturday, September 14th at 9.00 to Sunday, September 15th at 13.00). The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of assessment strategies, indications and clinical applications of WBT. The course is challenging and intensive, and represents an excellent opportunity for clinicians to improve their knowledge on the assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Case presentations and interactive learning strategies will allow to reach this purpose. The introductory course will be held in English.

Fee: 350 €  (250 € for participants who are under 35 years of age).


After successfully completing the Introductory Course, participants may apply for the Certificate of WBT Specialist delivered by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy. The certification process comprises supervision of two clinical cases (for a total of 8 hours) and the presentation and discussion of one clinical case at the Advanced Course, that will be held in English. Abstracts of clinical cases presented at the Advanced Course will be published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, a journal published by Karger that, with its current impact factor of 13.122, stands within the top journals in both psychology and psychiatry fields.

Fee: 2700 €  (including the Advanced Course fee).


Please note that the number of the Introductory Course attendees is limited. Preference is given to certified psychotherapists with medical or psychological background. Those who are interested should send an application form which can be retrieved at www.well-being-therapy.com by May 31st 2019. After the application is accepted, a registration form will be sent with instructions for payment. The fee is NOT REFUNDABLE and does not include accommodation and meals. Applications for the Introductory Course are now open.




Room availability at the Hotel Raffaello can be checked by visiting www.raffaellohotel.it, specifying ‘Attendant of the Academy of Well-Being Therapy course’ in the ‘info’ box.