Therapist Trainings

Maine Emotion-Focused Therapy Institute

The following trainings are on Emotion-Focused Therapy. Based on a decades of research, EFT is an empirically supported humanistic treatment that develops and integrates Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Focusing, within a powerful, contemporary theory of emotion.

Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy

Fifteen 2.5-hour meetings from May to September 2021, via Zoom. This course will introduce participants to 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. This training does not include EFT’s “tasks” (i.e., “chair work”) which is covered in Level 1 (below). There will be focused experiential practice sessions each meeting. Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC.

Foundations of Emotion-Focused Therapy has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. GETME is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

NBCC Approval No. SP-3564.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 1

This training, which includes, lecture, video, and lots of experiential practice, covers the overall theory of EFT, and introduces EFT’s famous therapeutic “tasks.” (Think of tasks as almost like the power tools of psychotherapy!) This four-day training will be taught by master clinician Rhonda Goldman, PhD., who is a major contributor to this theory. This training will be scheduled when it’s safe to gather in person, or when we have enough people interested in an on-line version. Please let us know if you’d like to participate!

Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 2

Level 2 goes deeper into theory and practice, further refines task work, and introduces EFT case formulation — which is quite different than assessment in other theories. EFT case formulation allows for a clearer understanding of our clients, and more a targeted and effective selection of interventions. Rhonda Goldman will teach. (Four full days.)


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