Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, evidence-based form of psychotherapy that integrates person-centred and gestalt therapies, with particular relevance to working with depression, trauma, and anxiety difficulties. It has gained international recognition through the work of Les Greenberg, Laura Rice, Robert Elliott, Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman, Sandra Paivio, Antonio Pascual-Leone and others.
Dealing with overwhelming emotions
Developed at York University and the University of Strathclyde, this successful, four-day EFT training programme provides participants with a grounding in the theory and skills required to work more effectively with emotion in psychotherapy. Participants will receive in-depth skills training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions, and supervised role-playing practice. We begin with an overview of EFT Emotion Theory, including basic principles and the role of emotion and emotional awareness in function and dysfunction, illustrated by focusing-oriented exercises. Differential intervention based on specific process markers will be demonstrated throughout. Videos of evidence based methods for evoking and exploring emotion schemes, and for dealing with overwhelming emotions, puzzling emotional reactions, painful self-criticism, and emotional injuries from past relationships will be presented.
Moment-by-moment attunement to emotion
Participants will be trained in moment-by-moment attunement to emotion, and the use of methods for dialoguing with aspects of self and imagined significant others in an empty chair. This training will provide therapists from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and related backgrounds an opportunity to develop their therapeutic skills and interests. For those interested in further EFT training the workshop provides the first step toward certification as an EFT therapist (EFT level one training)
Participants on the training programme will learn:
1. To implement the basic principles of EFT
2. To identify different types of emotional response
3. When to help clients contain and when to access emotion
4. To help clients reprocess difficult emotions
5. To facilitate emotional processing to resolve self-critical splits and unfinished business.
Workshop is held in English without translation!
Zertifiziert durch die Psychotherapeutenkammer Berlin. (32 Fortbildungspunkte)
About the facilitators
Robert Elliott PhD is Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde, and Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Toledo (Ohio). He is co-author of Facilitating Emotional Change (1993) and Learning Emotion-focused Therapy (2004), as well as more than 150 publications. In 2008 he received the Carl Rogers Award, American Psychological Association, and the Distinguished Research Career Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Imke Herrmann, Dr. phil., is a registered psychotherapist working in her own practice in Munich. She wrote her dissertation with Leslie Greenberg at York University, Toronto and worked for him as a research assistant. She authored and co-authored multiple publications about EFT and emotional change processes in experiential therapies. She co-founded the Deutsche Institut für Emotionsfokussierte Therapie with Leslie Greenberg and Lars Auszra and coordinates and runs EFT- workshops and trainings in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.