WBT Courses 2023

WBT Courses 2023, spring

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 WBT Courses will be in 2022, keep on checking this webpage to have more details on the dates.


The Introductory Course includes two days. 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 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.


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) as well as the presentation and discussion of one clinical case at the Advanced Course, that will be held in English.