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Emotion-Focused Therapy: Module One [Special Edition]

Introduction to Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Date: 12 Sep 2020


Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) proposes that emotions have an adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients change. This view of emotion is based on the belief that emotion, at its core, is an innate and adaptive system that has evolved to help us survive and thrive.

Clients are helped in therapy to better identify, experience, explore, make sense of, transform and flexibly manage their emotions. As a result, clients become more skillful in accessing the important information and meanings about themselves and their world that emotions contain, as well as become more skillful in using that information to live vitally and adaptively.

Workshop Content

The following topics will be covered:

- Basic Principles of EFT : Relationship & Task
- Distinctive Features of EFT
- Theory of Emotions – an Overview
- Principles of Change
- Types of Emotions
- Interventions: Markers & Tasks
- Chair work – an Introduction


Leslie S. Greenberg is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the major developer of an Emotion-Focused approach to psychotherapy. The development of this approach started in 1975.

In his PhD dissertation, he asked a very important question – “What makes people change when they consult a psychologist with a difficulty or struggle?” The key answer that unfolds was that it is not thoughts that brings sustainable change, neither behaviour, but emotions. These pioneering ideas were first published in the mid-eighties. And he continued to research in the area of emotions, and has countless books and research papers, under his name, and the number is still growing. This approached is called Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Duration: 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: NTU@One North

Website: Go to event website

Contact: Email Organizer

$350 – Super Early Bird – [before 8 Feb 2020]
$400- Early Bird – [before 8 Mar 2020]
$450 – Normal – [from 8 Mar 2020]

Language: English

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