Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 3)
Dec
6
to Dec 8

Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 3)

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland hosts an intensive three-day level 3 training workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy (for individuals). The training is open to participants who have already completed Level 1 and Level 2 training and wish to advance their practice of EFT though participation in an intensive supervision workshop. It is especially suited for advanced EFT practitioners seeking to enhance their clinical application of EFT.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 2)
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 2)

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland hosts an intensive four-day level 2 training workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy. The training is open to participants who have already completed a Level 1 training and wish to advance their practice of EFT. It is also suitable for participants with more experience who are interested in further training & the opportunity to explore issues that have arisen in clinical practice.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 1)
Aug
29
to Sep 1

Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 1)

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy hosts an EFT Level 1 training workshop. The 4 day workshop is the first step in training as an EFT therapist and will introduce practitioners to EFT (for individuals). It is an advanced training aimed at practicing therapists and enrollment is open to qualified clinical/counselling psychologists and accredited counsellors/psychotherapists.

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Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (Level 1)
Jul
3
to Jul 6

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (Level 1)

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Following on from 2017's couples training workshop with Les Greenberg, the Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland is proud to present a 4 day workshop on Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy with Rhonda Goldman, PhD. 

Rhonda Goldman is one of the principal developers of EFT, and with Les Greenberg is co-author of Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008). 

The workshop will explore the foundations of EFT for Couples but will also focus on more recent developments as elaborated on in The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power. As such the workshop is suitable both for practitioners new to EFT (and EFT for Couples) and for EFT therapists seeking to deepen their practice.

The workshop also constitutes one of the steps towards certification as an EFT Couples therapist with the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy. 

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Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 2)
May
10
to May 13

Emotion-Focused Therapy (Level 2)

 The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland hosts an intensive four-day level 2 training workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy (for individuals). The training is open to participants who have already completed a Level 1 training and wish to advance their practice of EFT. It is also suitable for participants with more experience who are interested in further training & the opportunity to explore issues that have arisen in clinical practice.

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Emotion-focused Therapy for Eating Disorders
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Emotion-focused Therapy for Eating Disorders

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Emotion and its avoidance are central factors contributing to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. Individuals with eating disorders and body image disturbance report difficulty in dealing with painful, negative emotions. Body image disturbance and eating disorder symptoms displace those negative emotions onto the body, suspending the individual in a vicious cycle where, for example, pursuit of thinness can be seen as the only means of feeling better. How to soften the harsh internal critical voice of these individuals, alter the internal dialogue of body self-loathing, and interrupt the vicious cycle of symptoms and their impact, have presented a major challenge to clinicians working in this area.  Emotion-Focused Therapy provides specific techniques for breaking into this closed cycle as well as for enhancing intrinsic motivation for change.

Dr. Joanne Dolhanty has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 30 years, and together with Dr. Leslie Greenberg has pioneered the application of Emotion Focused Therapy to Eating Disorders.

This workshop is open to both EFT and non-EFT practitioners. Although aimed primarily at psychologists and psychotherapists/counsellors, it is also open to other relevant mental health professionals (e.g., social care, social work, nursing and medicine).

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Clinician Training in "Emotion-focused Skills Training (EFST) for parents"
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Clinician Training in "Emotion-focused Skills Training (EFST) for parents"

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We are delighted to welcome Dr. Joanne Dolhanty (PhD, C. Psych), back to Dublin to deliver a workshop on Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents.  Joanne is a supervising and consulting clinical psychologist and trainer, with over 30 years experience in the field of eating disorders. With Dr. Leslie Greenberg she developed the application of EFT to Eating Disorders, and she is the developer of Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST).

EFST is an innovative, ultra-simple and quickly effective parent support program, which aims to empower parents and care-givers as active, primary agents in guiding loved ones through the behavioural, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living. It aims to give parents and caregivers simple, practical tools that they can implement immediately in their family. These skills include how to navigate the confusing world of their child’s feelings; how to work with challenges in their child’s motivation; and how to restore their ability to set appropriate boundaries; while all the time nurturing positive, productive relationships.

Although the workshop will focus on the principles and techniques of EFST as it is applied to parents and caregivers, the skills taught also have applications to a variety of settings and populations beyond this context, including schools, supervision and training, social care and social work, and personal growth.

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Nov
14
to Nov 17

Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1 (4-day training workshop)

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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1 (4 day training workshop)

  • Date: 14th - 17th November, 2017
  • Location: Dublin, Marino Institute of Education
  • Fee: €675 (€600 early bird bookings fully paid before 30/06/2017)

Training is open to qualified counselling/clinical psychologists and accredited psychotherapists/counsellors

Workshop Content

Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD,  will lead a 4 day introductory and experiential workshop on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a treatment for working with complex emotions in individual psychotherapy. EFT is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion. Recent years have seen a growth of EFT in both individual and couples therapy, both because of its status as an evidence-based treatment, and also because the EFT approach focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships. Based on emotion, attachment, and growth theory, EFT helps people identify which of their emotions they can trust and rely on as adaptive guides and which of their emotions are residues of painful memories that have become maladaptive to the person's current context and need to be changed. With the help of the therapist's empathic understanding and the use of experiential methods, clients learn how to make healthy contact with feelings, memories, thoughts, and physical sensations that have been ignored or feared and avoided. The approach will be illustrated with video recorded case studies. The phases of treatment will be described and the specific processes that led to the resolution of the clients’ presentation will be highlighted and illustrated

Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD, is a professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg and a therapist affiliate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she conducts psychotherapy with both couples and individuals. She has co-authored four texts on Emotion-Focused Therapy including the most recent book (2014) on case formulation. She practices, teaches, and conducts research on emotional processes and outcomes in Emotion-Focused Therapy and has written on empathy, vulnerability, depression and case formulation. She is the recent recipient of the Carmi Harrari Early Career Award from the Society of Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association.  She is past president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).

Please note that there is a small possibility that the training dates may shift by one day to the 15th - 18th November.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Early bird rate applies when the full fee is paid before 30/06/2017. No refund will be given without one week’s notice of cancellation.

This event is being registered for CPD credits for members of PSI. All PSI members must sign for these credits on each day

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact: ieftireland@gmail.com

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Emotion-focused Therapy for Social Anxiety: A two-day workshop with Professor Robert Elliott

Location: Dublin (venue tbc)

Fee: €350 (€300 early bird bookings made before 31/07/2017)

 

Training is open to counselling/clinical psychologists and accredited psychotherapists/counsellors

The workshop will be aimed at practitioners with EFT training, but also at practitioners not trained in EFT.

 

Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported humanistic therapy that follows in the tradition of Person-Centered and Gestalt psychotherapy, whilst also drawing on contemporary findings from affective neuroscience and research into emotional change processes in therapy. There is increasing empirical support for the idea that emotion at its core is an innate and adaptive system that has evolved to help us survive and thrive. EFT seeks to activate this innate, adaptive potential in order to help clients transform problematic, painful or stuck emotional states. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of EFT, as well as growing research support for its efficacy with a wide variety of problems, including depression, trauma, eating disorders and anxiety.

Workshop: Social anxiety is a common, disabling difficulty characterized by persistent fear of other people. Recent research indicates that EFT may be particularly well suited to working with clients who present with this difficulty. In this workshop, we will present an EFT theory of SA.  We will describe its developmental origins in social experiences which result in primary emotional processes organized around a core sense of a shame-ridden defective self. We will explore how these emotional processes in turn give rise to secondary reactive anxiety that others will see my defectiveness, organized around a coach/critic/guarding aspect of self that, in the process of trying to keep me safe from exposure, inadvertently generates the emotional dysregulation characteristic of SA. Over the course of the workshop we will also present a model (demonstrated by case examples) for working with SA via an emotional deepening process that begins with accessing secondary reactive anxiety of others in particular situations and then works backwards to accessing and activating primary maladaptive shame so that this emotion scheme can be restructured within a secure, accepting therapy relationship. We will talk about how such processes lead to less self-criticism, to more self-compassion and self-soothing and to a more favourable perception of the self. The workshop will consist of lectures supported by case examples, video demonstrations, and experiential exercises.

Facilitator: Robert Elliott is one of the originators of EFT. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1978. He taught at the University of Toledo 1978-2006, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He is a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), past co-editor of Psychotherapy Research and Person-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy; and co-author of two books on EFT, Facilitating emotional change and Learning Emotion-Focused Therapy, the Process-Experiential Approach to Change. He has written more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. He has received the Carl Rogers Award for Contributions to Humanistic Psychology from the American Psychological Association, as well as the Distinguished Career Award from SPR. He currently teaches psychotherapy at Strathclyde University, Glasgow where he has been researching the application of EFT to the treatment of Social Anxiety.

 

This event is being registered for CPD credits for members of PSI. 

 

Early bird rate applies when full fee is paid before 31/07/2017. No refund will be given without one week’s notice.

 

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact: ieftireland@gmail.com

 

The Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy Ireland is an accredited isEFT institute

 

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Sep
2
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Emotion-focused Therapy: A one day introductory workshop to the theory and practice of EFT.

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Presented by Ladislav Timulak, PhD

 

Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI)

Grantham House, Grantham Street, D8, Dublin

Fee: €50 (€40 early bird bookings made before 31/07/2017; €30 students)

 

The workshop is relevant to students and practitioners of psychology and psychotherapy.

Please note this is an introduction to EFT theory and practise; it does not constitute training in psychotherapy or EFT.

Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported humanistic treatment that follows in the tradition of Person-Centered and Gestalt psychotherapy, whilst also drawing on contemporary findings from affective neuroscience and research into emotional transformation processes in therapy. There is increasing empirical support for the idea that emotion at its core is an innate and adaptive system that has evolved to help us survive and thrive. EFT seeks to activate this innate, adaptive potential in order to help clients transform problematic, painful or stuck emotional states. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of EFT, as well as growing research support for its efficacy with a wide variety of problems (including depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders and anxiety). Training in EFT is open to qualified psychologists and psychotherapists and typically involves up to 12 training days supplemented by supervision and the submission of case studies.

Workshop: This workshop is aimed at practitioners who may be interested in pursuing EFT training in the future but wish first to learn more about the approach. The workshop will give an overview of EFT theory and practice, covering such topics as differentiating between primary, secondary and instrumental emotion; maladaptive emotional processes and the relationship between these processes and psychological disorders; assessing client emotion processing styles; case conceptualisation; the role of the therapeutic relationship in EFT; working with emotional avoidance and emotional dysregulation; key EFT tasks and interventions (such as Two Chair Dialogues for working with conflict splits); and transforming core emotional pain in therapy through the activation of adaptive emotional processes. The workshop will consist of lectures supported by case examples and video demonstrations. It will not involve experiential exercises.

Facilitator: Dr. Timulak is an Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, where he is Course Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. He trained in EFT with Professors Leslie Greenberg and Robert Elliott. He is the Principal Investigator on a HRB funded study investigating the application of EFT to the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder and is the author of several books including two books on EFT: 'Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy' (Routledge, 2015) and the forthcoming 'Transforming Generalized Anxiety' (Routledge).

 

This event is being registered for CPD credits for members of PSI. 

Early bird rate applies when full fee is paid before 30/07/2017. No refund will be given without one week’s notice.

 

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact: ieftireland@gmail.com

The Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, Ireland is an accredited isEFT institute.

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EFT Couples Training Workshop - Dr. Leslie Greenberg
Mar
22
to Mar 25

EFT Couples Training Workshop - Dr. Leslie Greenberg

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland is proud to host an intensive four-day workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Building on the latest research conducted by Dr. Greenberg and his colleagues, this training will provide participants with in-depth skills training through lectures, video demonstrations, modelling and supervised role-playing practice.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 2 Training
Jan
26
to Jan 29

Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 2 Training

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The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland hosts an intensive four-day level 2 training workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy. The training is open to participants who have already completed a Level 1 training and wish to advance their practice of EFT. It is also open to participants with more experience who are interested in a refresher and the opportunity to explore issues that have arisen in their clinical practice

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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1
Jun
20
to Jun 23

Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1

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Facilitated by Rhonda Goldman

Rhonda Goldman will lead a 4 day introductory and experiential workshop on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a treatment for working with complex emotions in individual psychotherapy. The approach will be illustrated with video recorded case studies. The phases of treatment will be described and the specific processes that led to the resolution of the clients’ presentation will be highlighted and illustrated.

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"Coaching Parents & Caregivers to Support their Loved Ones" - A two day workshop in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
Jun
14
to Jun 15

"Coaching Parents & Caregivers to Support their Loved Ones" - A two day workshop in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

In this workshop, aimed at all professionals working with individual clients, caregivers and/or families, Drs. Joanne Dolhanty & Adèle Lafrance Robinson will present the core principles of Emotion Focused Family Therapy, whilst also providing ample opportunities for experiential learning geared toward practice change. Part of the Emotion-Focused Therapy family & rooted in a deep belief in the healing power of families, EFFT affords parents and caregivers a primary role in their loved one's treatment, regardless of age, motivation or involvement in treatment. In EFFT, the therapist’s role is to empower and support caregivers in (1) Becoming their loved one’s recovery coach, that is, assisting their loved one - regardless of age - in the interruption of symptoms and maladaptive behaviors (e.g. anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, etc.); (2) Becoming their loved one’s emotion coach, that is, supporting their loved one to approach, process and manage stress, emotions and emotional pain; (3) Facilitating relationship repair and healing possible wounds from the child or family’s past, and; (4) Working through and resolving the fears and obstacles that surface in the caregiver during this challenging journey.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 3
Apr
15
to Apr 17

Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 3

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EFT Level 3 is a three day workshop, open to those who have already completed EFT Level 1 and EFT Level 2 training workshops, involving supervision and discussion of cases which participants bring for consultation.  Each participant will be expected to present one or more video or audio recorded session for supervision.  In addition, issues of application and advanced skills will be discussed and practiced if desired.  This workshop is facilitated by Ladislav Timulak. 

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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 2
Jan
14
to Jan 17

Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 2

Facilitated by Ladislav Timulak and Robert Elliott

This workshop provides participants with more in-depth skill training beyond the introductory Level One workshop and enables discussion of challenges that have emerged in using EFT in each participants' own clinical practice. Participants receive in depth skill training through acombination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions and extensive supervised roleplaying practice. Supervised role-playing practice will involve extensive supervised experiential practice in which participants learn by working as both a client and a therapist in small groups. This workshop is facilitated by Ladislav Timulak; and will include a one-day workshop facilitated by Robert Elliott.

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