Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 2 Workshop Series

Facilitated by Robert Elliott
Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde

Wednesdays, 6-9pm, 10 September, 2008 – 27 May, 2009
Sir Henry Wood Building Room W312
Jordanhill Campus
University Of Strathclyde
(Sponsored by the Professional Development Unit, University of Strathclyde)

The Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde is offering further training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for counsellors and psychotherapists (Diploma level or above) who have completed Level One training in EFT or the equivalent. This 14-session series will meet approximately every three weeks (see schedule for exceptions) throughout the 2007-08 academic year, beginning in September. The format will be a mixture of brief lectures, videos or demonstrations, experiential practice exercises in small groups, supervision of cases seen by course members, and discussion.

The specific topics to be covered are flexible based on participant interest, but will feature material not covered in the Level 1 course, such as
• Therapist experiential response modes
• Client modes of engagement
• Narrative Retelling of difficult/traumatic experiences
• Clearing a Space for overwhelming or chaotic experiences
• Relational Dialogue for Alliance difficulties
• Creation of Meaning for meaning protests

The Focusing and different forms of Chairwork will be particularly emphasized:
• Focusing with difficult or painful experiences
• Two chair enactment for Self-interruption splits
• Two chair conflict split work depression, anxiety and self-harm behavior
• Empty chair work for unfinished business

This series is scheduled for the following dates:

Autumn 2008:
10 September
1 October
22 October
19 November (note change in frequency)
10 December
Winter-Spring 2009:
14 January
4 February
25 February
18 March
1 April (note change in frequency)
22 April
6 May (note change in frequency)
27 May
10 June (note change in frequency)

• Enrolment is set for a maximum of 20.

• Course fee: Until 15 August: £395; after 15 August: £445

• The course could be taken for continuing professional education credit.

Professional Development Unit applications may be downloaded at http://www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/PDU/shortcourses/shortcourses.html (Note that that this course is not on the official list.)

Please direct enquiries to the PDU office (0141 950 3734) or Robert Elliott (Robert.Elliott@strath.ac.uk or fac0029@gmail.com ).

(version: 15/07/08)

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