Mastering Redecision Therapy 2020



Mastering Redecision Therapy is a 6-day workshop that will help you learn, practice, and master redecision therapy, a powerful, short-term treatment approach. Join us for the Mastering Redecision Therapy workshop and learn to effectively treat a number of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, and early trauma. In the Mastering redecision therapy workshop, you will learn to integrate cognitive, behavioral, and affective work in a brief, in-depth, approach.

Read more about redecision therapy and watch a short video with Vann Joines, Ph.D., here. 

Mastering Redecision Therapy offers a deep look into the theories behind this  brief, action-oriented therapeutic approach. Redecision therapy elicits the power and autonomy of the client and facilitates change in a fun and exciting way. The Mastering Redecision Therapy workshop offers ample opportunities for practice and personal work using video supervision.

This workshop is designed for psychotherapists, including licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and others in the mental health fields. In addition to a theoretical understanding that will serve as a road map for working with clients, they will experience a number of exercises that are immediately applicable to individual, couples, and group therapy work.

Come experience the effectiveness of this powerful and exciting approach. 



  • Identify by name the creators of redecision therapy.
  • Discuss the contribution of TA to redecision therapy.
  • Elaborate on the contribution of gestalt therapy to redecision therapy.
  • List the clinical settings in which redecision therapy is an appropriate intervention.
  • List the seven major components of redecision therapy.
  • Describe the basic process of redecision therapy.
  • List the 14 steps in the redecision process.
  • Discuss the significance of contact in the redecision process.
  • Apply the contracting process.
  • Compare and contrast hard and soft contracts.
  • Give an example of a Parent contract.
  • Define: first con.
  • Elaborate on the significance of confronting the first con.
  • Describe how to get back to an early scene.
  • Discuss the neurological significance of working with an early scene.
  • Elaborate on the role of the Parent ego state in redecision therapy.
  • List the 3 types of impasses.
  • Discuss the importance of personal power and responsibility in redecision therapy.
  • List two elements of fostering a nurturing environment.
  • List five ways to confront incongruity.
  • Discuss the importance of observing time and other procedural boundaries.
  • Describe how the therapist can model health to the client.
  • Define tracking.
  • List the 5 driver behaviors.
  • List the 12 injunctions.
  • Define the parent interview.
  • Discuss the role of the Natural Child in redecision therapy.
  • Identify the ego state in which a client’s power resides.
  • Give an example of a therapist using Critical Parent appropriately in the redecision therapy process.
  • Describe the processes of decontamination, deconfusion, and restructuring.

This workshop is required as part of the Redecision Therapy Certification Program.


Faculty: Vann Joines, Ph.D., Diplomate in Redecision Therapy
Dates:  July 20-25, 2020
Times: 9 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
Tuition: $975 if registered one month in advance, $200 deposit ($1000 afterward); Retake this Workshop for $200 off
Level: Intermediate & Advanced
CE Credits (APA): 36
Contact Hours (NBCC): 36

Cancellation Policy


Day One

9:00 – 9:30 AM Overview and Introductions
9:30 – 9:45 AM Cooperative Contract: Competitive vs. Cooperative Relationships
9:45 – 10:00 AM Redecision Therapy History (Gestalt, TA) and Current Research (Modern Neuroscience)
10-10:30 AM Examples of Redecision Therapy
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:30 PM Five Types of Work in Redecision Therapy; Seven Components of Redecision Therapy
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Contracting (No Suicide, No Homicide, Etc.)
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 PM Guided Imagery Experience to Visualize Personal and Professional Goals
2:00 – 3:00 PM Demonstration and Practice of Contracting
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30  Demonstration and Contracting for the Week

Day Two

9:00 – 9:45 AM Decontamination of Adult (Working with Prejudice and Magical Thinking)
9:45 – 10:30 Redecision Therapy Process in 20 Minutes (Video Examples)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Redecision Therapy Theory Continued
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Contracting Continued (If Needed),
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Contracting Continued

Day Three

9:00 – 10:30 AM Additional Video Examples of Redecision Therapy; Gestalt Theory and Techniques Used in Redecision Therapy
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM  Perls’ Five Layers of an Impasse, Awareness Continuum
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Redecision Therapy Practice with Video Review Supervision
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Redecision Therapy Practice with Video Review Supervision

Day Four

9:00 – 10:30 AM Dream Work (Getalt Therapy Dream Work and Senoi Indian Dream Work)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Demonstration of Dream Work 
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Redecision Dream Work 
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Redecision Dream Work

Day Five

9:00 – 10:30 AM Working with Phobias; Demonstration
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Facilitating the Redecision: The Art of Therapy
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Redecision Group Work Using Video
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Redecision Group Work Using Video

Day Six

9:00 – 10:30 AM Redecision Group Work Using Video
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Redecision Group Work Using Video
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Redecision Group Work Using Video
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Redecision Group Work Using Video


July 20th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   July 25th, 2020 4:30 PM
659 Edwards Ridge Road
Southeast Institute
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
United States
Phone: (919) 929-1171
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $ 1,000.00
Retake Workshop (Save $200) $ 800.00
Deposit $ 200.00

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Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Phone: 919-929-1171
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