Therapist Trainings

Emotion-Focused Therapy Trainings

The following trainings are on Emotion-Focused Therapy. Based on a decades of research, EFT is an empirically supported treatment that represents a development and integration of Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Focusing, embedded within a powerful, contemporary theory of emotion.

Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy

Fifteen 2.5-hour meetings from January-May 2021, via Zoom. This course will introduce participants to EFT’s emotion theory & process diagnosis, empathic attunement, empathic reflecting, empathic exploration, experiential presence, and the first steps of process guiding. Clinicians will train in a suite of humanistic and neo-humanistic interventions for accessing and processing emotion. This training does not include EFT’s “tasks” (i.e., “chair work”) which is covered in Level 1 (below). There will be focused experiential practice sessions each meeting. Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC

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Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 1

This training, which includes, lecture, video, and lots of experiential practice, covers the overall theory of EFT, and introduces EFT’s famous therapeutic “tasks.” (Think of tasks as almost like the power tools of psychotherapy!) This four-day training will be taught by master clinician Rhonda Goldman, PhD., who is a major contributor to this theory.

Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 2

Level 2 goes deeper into theory and practice, further refines task work, and introduces EFT case formulation — which is quite different than assessment in other theories. EFT case formulation allows for a clearer understanding of our clients, and more a targeted and effective selection of interventions. Rhonda Goldman will teach. (Four full days.)

EFT Task Practice Groups

You’ve taken an EFT training, and you’ve seen firsthand the incredible power of the tasks. But how do you remember all the technical details without getting lost and losing your empathic center? Supported practice is very helpful here. Join other therapists working on exactly this problem. (Four 4.5 hour meetings.) Facilitated by Tom Kubasik, LCPC

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