WBT Courses 2023

Introductory Course on Well-Being Therapy

May 12-14, 2023

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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 and Turkish. A certification process for WBT has been promoted by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy (AWBT), whose president is Giovanni A. Fava, MD. 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 online on May 12-14, 2023.


The Introductory Course includes two days: Friday, May 12, 13.30-17.30 (Central European time) and Saturday, May 13, 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. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the Advanced Course (Sunday, May 14, 13.30-17.30).

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 here by April 15, 2023. After the application is accepted, a registration form will be sent with instructions for payment. The registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.