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Emotion-Focused Therapy (Module 2)

Date: 10 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019


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 skilful in accessing the important information and meanings about themselves and their world that emotions contain, as well as become more skilful in using that information to live vitally and adaptively.

Course Content

By attending this module, you will become familiar with:

• Evocation, Arousal and Exploration
• Focusing
• Evocative unfolding
• Two chair dialogue and splits
• Accessing Primary Adaptive Emotions & Core Maladaptive Schemes
• Accessing primary emotions
• Accessing core dysfunctional emotion schemes
• Allowing, accepting and owning
• Restructuring Core Schemes
• Supporting the emergence of primary needs
• Tapping positive emotional resources
• Integration and self acceptance


Professor Jeanne Watson teaches Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, at the Ontario Institute of Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is one of the primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).

Prof. Watson conducts research on the process and outcome of EFT, with a landmark study that compared emotion focused psychotherapy with cognitive behavioural psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. She has co-authored and co-edited a total of 8 books and over 70 articles and chapters on the theory and practice of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, with special emphasis on the role of the therapeutic relationship conditions, the alliance, therapist empathy, emotional expression, depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Her most recent book is entitled Emotion Focused Psychotherapy for GAD (2017) co-authored with Dr. Leslie Greenberg.

Duration: 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: To be determined

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$1350 Super Early Bird [Before 10 Sept 2018]

$1400 Early Bird Fee [Before 10 Nov 2018]

$1500 Normal Fee [After 10 Nov 2018]

Language: English

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