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Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1

  • Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue Dublin 9 Ireland (map)

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland & The Division of Counselling Psychology, PSI jointly present Emotion-Focused Therapy - Level 1. A Four Day Training Workshop from 20th - 23rd June, 2016, presented by Rhonda Goldman, PhD, co-facilitated by Ladislav Timulak, PhD.

Fee: €650 (€600 DCoP members & early bird bookings made before 31/03/2016)

Training is open to 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).

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. No refund will be given without one week’s notice of cancellation.

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