Therapist Trainings

Emotion-Focused Therapy Level One

Based on a decades of research, EFT is an empirically supported humanistic treatment that develops and integrates Person-Centered Therapy and Gestalt Therapy within a powerful, contemporary theory of emotion. Read more about Emotion-Focused Therapy.

This intensive 4-day workshop provides participants with a solid grounding in the skills required to work more directly with emotions in psychotherapy. The focus of the program will be experiential, learning how to provide a change in core emotional structures. Participants receive in-depth skill training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modeling, case discussions, and extensive supervised role-playing practice.

  • Day 1: Friday, October 29, 2021 (9am to 4:30pm CST)
  • Day 2: Saturday, October 30, 2021 (9am to 4:30pm CST)
  • Day 3: Friday, November 5, 2021 (9am to 4:30pm CST)
  • Day 4: Saturday, November 6, 2021 (9am to 4:30pm CST)

Location: On-Line via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the start of the workshop.

Trainer: Dr. Rhonda Goldman, cofounder of EFT.

(GETME’s own Tom Kubasik, LCPC, will be one of the assistant trainers.)

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Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy

Fifteen 3-hour meetings from September to December, 2021.

A kind of “EFT Level 0,” this course will introduce participants to the basics of 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. There will be focused experiential practice sessions each meeting.

This course is not required before taking Emotion-Focused Therapy Level One. That said, it can be quite helpful to have this background before jumping into the more advanced skills taught in that course, such as EFT “chair work.”

Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC.


Gestalt Therapy Training Group

In twenty 3-hour meetings between September 2021 and June 2022, the Year-1 cohort will get an intellectual and experiential grounding in the theory of Gestalt Therapy. Gestalt Therapy features an extraordinarily creative view of humanity, and powerful interventions to facilitate therapeutic change.

Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC


Introduction to Experiential Couples Therapy

Drawing on Gestalt Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy, this course will introduce clinicians to an experiential approach to de-escalating conflict, and re-engaging partners in a deeper and more authentic bond.

Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC


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