The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland offers training in EFT and related therapies.
Trainings run by the institute are intended for practitioners who are already qualified, practising psychotherapy, and accredited with their governing body. Within Ireland, trainings are typically open to Counselling and Clinical Psychologists and to registered/accredited psychotherapists and counsellors.
All EFT training is facilitated by trainers accredited by isEFT, the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy. All trainings are carried out to iEFT training standards such that participants can work towards accreditation as EFT therapists. Please see the isEFT website for details of training standards and accreditation criteria.
The institute is pleased to offer the upcoming training events:
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.
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).
Following on from 2017's couples training workshop with Les Greenberg, and 2018’s workshop with Rhonda Goldman, the Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland is proud to present another 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.
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.
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.