- Date: 14th – 17th November, 2017
- Location: Dublin, Marino Institute of Education
- Fee: €675 (€600 early bird bookings fully paid before 31/07/2017)
Training is open to qualified counselling/clinical psychologists and accredited psychotherapists/counsellors
Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported humanistic treatment that follows in the tradition of Person-Centered and Gestalt psychotherapy, whilst also drawing on contemporary findings from affective neuroscience and research into emotional change processes. There is increasing empirical support for the idea that emotion at its core is an innate and adaptive system that has evolved to help us survive and thrive. EFT seeks to activate this innate, adaptive potential in order to help clients transform problematic, painful or stuck emotional states. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of EFT, as well as growing research support for its efficacy with a wide variety of problems (including depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders and anxiety)..
Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD, will lead a 4 day introductory and experiential workshop on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a treatment for working with complex emotions in individual psychotherapy. EFT is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion. Recent years have seen a growth of EFT in both individual and couples therapy, both because of its status as an evidence-based treatment, and also because the EFT approach focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships. Based on emotion, attachment, and growth theory, EFT helps people identify which of their emotions they can trust and rely on as adaptive guides and which of their emotions are residues of painful memories that have become maladaptive to the person’s current context and need to be changed. With the help of the therapist’s empathic understanding and the use of experiential methods, clients learn how to make healthy contact with feelings, memories, thoughts, and physical sensations that have been ignored or feared and avoided. The approach will be illustrated with video recorded case studies. The phases of treatment will be described and the specific processes that led to the resolution of the clients’ presentation will be highlighted and illustrated
Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD, is a professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg and a therapist affiliate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she conducts psychotherapy with both couples and individuals. She has co-authored four texts on Emotion-Focused Therapy including the most recent book (2014) on case formulation. She practices, teaches, and conducts research on emotional processes and outcomes in Emotion-Focused Therapy and has written on empathy, vulnerability, depression and case formulation. She is the recent recipient of the Carmi Harrari Early Career Award from the Society of Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. She is past president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Early bird rate applies when the full fee is paid before 31/07/2017. No refund will be given without one week’s notice of cancellation. This event is being registered for CPD credits for members of PSI. All PSI members must sign for these credits on each day
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