Therapist Trainings

The following six workshops comprise GETME’s “Introduction to Experiential Therapy” training. The workshops may be taken individually if there is room, or as part of the complete course. 

The Experiential Attitude

A brief introduction to a way of listening, “beyond words,” to the “felt sense.” A practice of open-ness & interest, of gentle self-discipline, and patience for you and your client. (Two 4.5 hour meetings.) 

Clearing a Space

When your client is too overwhelmed to begin — or when they are too blank to know how to start — clear a space! This Focusing intervention is a must for the experiential therapist’s toolkit. (4.5 hours.)

The foundation of experiential work is Basic Empathy. Learn the three moves from which you always begin, and to which you can always return. Utterly helpful, completely non-harmful. Essential. (4.5 hours.)

Empathic Exploration Workshop

Beyond the basics. Go further with your clients, gently and respectfully nudging them toward deeper levels of experiencing. This suite of neo-humanistic interventions will help you do just that. (Two 4.5 hour meetings.) 

Introduction to the Gestalt Experiment

Don’t just give homework and hope for the best — have your clients try things right in your office while you’re there to help. Creatively design exercises of awareness and attention tailor-made for your client’s here-and-now difficulty. (Two 4.5 hour meetings.) 

Introduction to
Chairwork

Gestalt experiments can be small and take moments — or they can be quite elaborate and take much of a session. Properly used, the power chairwork to stimulate client experiencing and process emotions is unparalleled. (Two 4.5 hour meetings.) 

Emotion-Focused Therapy Trainings

The following trainings are on Emotion-Focused Therapy, an empirically supported integration of Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Focusing, and Emotion Theory. (Intro to Experiential Therapy is, in a sense, the perfect background for getting the most out of EFT workshops.)

The basics: Empathy, Emotion Theory, Task Markers, the most important tasks, and experiential practice on each of the four days. This four-day training will be taught by master clinician Rhonda Goldman, who is a major contributor to this theory. (Four full days.)

Level 2 goes deeper into theory and practice, and introduces EFT case formulation. This allows for clearer understanding of our clients, and more targeted and effective selection of interventions. Rhonda Goldman will teach. (Four full days.) 

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.)

Couples work can quickly get chaotic and you must have a model to organize the proceedings. This group will walk you through the basic theory and practice of Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples. EFT-C uses all the theory of EFT for individuals, but adds the system lens. (Four 4.5 hour meetings.)