Emotion-Focused Therapy, Level 1

“This was the best training I have been to in many years on many different levels! Tom and Rhonda created a tight cohort out of a disparate group and the learning was deeper and wider as a result. I not only learned an entirely new therapeutic orientation, but I made friends and connections that will last. Rhonda is smart, warm, funny and a master at her craft. I already knew Tom was one of the best therapists in the area and I was pleased to learn that he is also a fantastic trainer and organizer. Not incidentally, EFT is a really fascinating therapy and I feel that I received a very solid grounding in the modality. I highly recommend this course!”

— Kitty Ellyson, LCPC

“Above all, both Rhonda and Tom are just deeply competent trainers and clinicians. I felt safely held as a learner and challenged as a therapist throughout this training. I got to practice and observe highly effective clinical techniques (that really feel cutting edge); I received constructive feedback on my own skills; I learned what Emotion Focused Therapy is like for clients (thereby deepening my empathic understanding of my clients’ experience in therapy); and I got lots of questions answered about emotion theory. I came away from this training with a more coherent sense of my own professional identity and clinical style and also formed fast connection with other local therapists. We really shared something, which is an experience I’ve had before at GETME. I feel I’ve found a professional home and community here. If you’re looking for experiential professional development in Maine and value a ‘beginner’s mind’ approach to practicing therapy, consider training at GETME.”

Thank you again — such a great experience!

— Holly Khiel, LCPC-C

The following are anonymous responses collected from course evaluations:

“Fantastic job to both of you! I not only learned a lot but I had FUN! Thanks so much!!!!” 

“By far the best training I have been to yet. Thanks a bunch!” 

“This was a powerful workshop that introduced useful and effective tools to work with clients. The presenter and sponsor were experts in the field and enthusiastically participated in practice sessions along with lecturing.” 

“Awesome training.” 

“Great experience. Rhonda and Tom are a great team.” 

“I have successfully integrated new skills into my practice with clients with great success. Thank you!” 

“Great training, great trainer, great facilitation/facilitator . . . Overall this training was informative, moving, inspiring, and left me wanting more (in a good way!). Thank you!” 

“I learned quite a bit during the workshop; particularly during the experiential work. I thought the instructor was extremely knowledgeable and engaging.”

Introduction to Experiential Therapy:

“Tom’s training group has been a wonderful place for me to learn and grow as a therapist and meet peers in the field. The environment felt safe to try out new skills and ask as many questions as I needed to. Tom has a very gentle approach and at the same time is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the techniques and theories he is teaching.”

— Leah C.

“The year in Tom’s group has brought so much to my life, both personally and professionally. The pace at which we move and the trust that is built, within the group, provides an incredible spaciousness for growth and learning. I take with me, from this experience, an enhanced belief and excitement about the power of therapy and healing.

— Pilar G.