WBT course 2025

Introductory Course on Well-Being Therapy

March 29-30, 2025

A specific psychotherapeutic strategy for modulating psychological well-being and pursuing euthymia, Well-Being Therapy (WBT), has been developed and validated in a number of randomized controlled trials. WBT has been 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, French, Hungarian, Turkish and Polish.

A certification process for WBT has been promoted by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy, of which Professor Giovanni A. Fava, MD, is President. The certification process includes attendance of an Introductory Course, individual supervision of two clinical cases treated with WBT, and case presentation at an Advanced Course.

The next introductory course on Well-Being Therapy will be held online on March 29-30, 2025.

The Introductory Course includes two days: Saturday, March 29, 13.30-17.30 (Central European time) and Sunday, March 30, 14.00-17.30. 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: 300 euros (200 euros for participants under 35 years of age)

After successfully completing the Introductory Course, participants may apply for the Certificate of WBT Specialist issued 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.

Fee: 2700 euros (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 THIS LINK by January 31, 2025. After the application is accepted, a registration form will be sent with instructions for payment. The registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.