Monday, July 20, 2009

Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 2 Workshop Series

Facilitated by Robert Elliott
Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde

Saturdays, 9.30-16.30pm, 19 September, 2009 – 22 May, 2010
Sir Henry Wood Building Room
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 series has been restructured from its previous evening format and will now meet on seven Saturdays throughout the 2009-10 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
• Relational Dialogue for Alliance difficulties
• Creation of Meaning for meaning protests

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

This series is scheduled for the following dates:

Autumn 2009:
19 September
24 October
21 November
Winter-Spring 2010:
23 January
20 February
24 April
22 May

• 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 (Note that that this course is not on the official list.)

Please direct enquiries to the PDU office (0141 950 3734) or Robert Elliott ( or ).

(version: 20/07/09)

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