This course extends the experiential processes begun in Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy. If the advanced empathic skills taught in Foundations help the clinician to accurately land with the client in their immediate experiencing, this is a course on staying with that experience. This means carefully and sensitively facilitating contact with various experiential elements, including sensory perception, narrative, meaning, bodily-felt sense, emotion, need, and action tendency.
The course is comprised of lecture, discussion, demonstration, and lots of experiential practice.
- Emotion Theory
- Schematic Emotional Memories
- Systematic Evocative Unfolding
- Experiential Focusing
- Empathic Affirmation
- Relationship Ruptures
- Trauma-Related Considerations
What: A course on facilitating the deepening of client experiencing.
Who: For clinicians who have completed Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy, or by permission of the instructor.
When: Tuesdays, from 9:00am to 12:15pm. Here are the dates:
- January 11th & 25th
- February 8th & 22nd
- March 8th & 22nd
- April 5th & 19th
Where: Assuming pandemic conditions allow, we will be meeting in person at the GETME offices:
95 High Street, Suite 207
Portland, ME, 04101
Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC, NCC
This course is limited to five participants.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Recognize client material that, if focused on, will tend to be most therapeutically productive.
- Access client emotional pain, along with attendant needs & adaptive strengths.
- Utilize therapeutic tasks to safely process emotional experience.
- Manage intense vulnerability, trauma reactions, and client-therapist relationship ruptures.
Meeting 1: Finding a Focus / Emotion-Theory
Meeting 2: Unfolding the Moment
Meeting 3: Unfolding (continued)
Meeting 4: Experiential Focusing
Meeting 5: Focusing (continued)
Meeting 6: Empathic Affirmation
Meeting 7: Trauma-Specific Considerations
Meeting 8: Relationship Ruptures