Following, Unfolding & Focusing

This course starts Thursday, February 2nd. Click here to register.

This is the follow-up course to 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.

Topics Include:

  • 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, Client-Centered Therapy, or by permission of the instructor.

When: Thursday mornings, from from 9:00am to 12:15pm:

  • February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,
  • March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

Where: 615 Congress Street, STE 423, Portland, ME, 04101

Note: It is hoped that this training will be offered in-person. Click here to see our Covid-19 protocols for pivoting to mask requirements/Zoom.

Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC, NCC


  • Student of Conditionally Licensed: $495
  • Fully Licensed: $595

A deposit of $95 dollars is required to hold your space.

A certificate of 24 Contact Hours will be issued following completion of this course.

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Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize client material that, if focused on, will tend to be most therapeutically productive.
  2. Access client emotional pain, along with attendant needs & adaptive strengths.
  3. Utilize therapeutic tasks to safely process emotional experience.
  4. Manage intense vulnerability, trauma reactions, and client-therapist relationship ruptures.

Meeting 1: Finding a Focus

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

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