We provide training in emotion-focused psychotherapy (EFT) with an emphasis on developing a solid foundation in the core principles of EFT that underlie work with either individuals or couples. Emotion-focused therapy integrates relational principles from client-centered therapy, modern emotion and attachment theory, and process-experiential principles from gestalt therapy. These principles are incorporated into detailed, research based tasks that provide powerful, effective interventions. Viewing the therapist’s presence and the therapy relationship as a critical part of the change process while using optimal, emotion focused tasks to move the therapy forward is the hallmark of EFT, whether working with individuals or couples.
Core Training Groups
We offer two core training groups, EFT for individuals and EFT for couples. This training provides a comprehensive theoretical and experiential foundation in emotion-focused therapy. Each group meets monthly for a total of 35 hours of training. The format includes readings, lectures, skill building exercises, role plays, and videos of therapy sessions. Our approach to training is information dense, well-organized and offers a clear-cut map of the EFT therapy model and specific tasks. Throughout our training we connect theory with practice and keep the learning experience lively, clinically relevant, and interactive. More information about our core training groups >>
Small Group Training Seminars
Following these core training groups we offer ongoing seminars for advanced training. These seminars are composed of two to four therapists meeting for one hour weekly or every other week. The format is a brief review and discussion of the selected reading followed by consultation and role plays. The readings are chosen by the group from a list of Books for Training Seminars.
We also offer consultation to therapists on both an ongoing basis and for single appointments to assist with clinical or practice management issues.