Friday, June 08, 2007

Updated Announcement: Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression Summer Reading Group

Entry for 8 June 2007: [This entry has added details not in the previous version]

This Summer, I will lead a 5 – session informal reading group on Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression. Attendance is open to counsellors and postgraduate counselling students with at least some training and familiarity with Process-Experiential or Emotion-Focused Therapy (at least 2 days of lecture/workshop training). We will work our way through Greenberg & Watson’s recent book, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression (APA, 2006), and will also view and discuss illustrative recordings of PE-EFT sessions.

Format: Sessions will be two hours, Wednesdays 18:00 to 20:00 on the Jordanhill Campus of the University of Strathclyde (room W312). The first hour will be book discussion; the second hour will focus on looking at session recordings (e.g., a DVD of Les Greenberg doing a two-session therapy with a depressed client).

These sessions are free, but participants are expected to buy the Greenberg & Watson book, and to keep up with the reading (60 - 80 pages per session) and to come with questions and observations. This is not a skill training and no CPD credit will be given. The schedule of Reading Group meetings will be:
27 June: Greenberg & Watson: Chapters 1- 3; EFT for Depression/Greenberg video: session 1
18 July: GW: Chapters 4 – 6; EFT/D video: session 2
1 Aug: GW: Chapters 7 – 9; EFT/D video: commentary
29 Aug: GW: Chapters 10 – 12; Toledo Depression Project archival video
12 Sept: GW: Chapters 13 & 14; Toledo Depression Project archival video

If you are interested in participating, please contact me at

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