Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Emotion-Focused Therapy Masterclass: Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression: An EFT Approach to Counselling for Depression (CfD)

Friday, 28 March 2014 9:30-17.30
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

A small number of openings remain for the next EFT masterclass.

Emotion-Focused Therapy has been shown to be highly effective for helping clients with depression.  In this session I provide an overview of experiential processes in depression and key EFT tasks in depression, including self-criticism splits, self-interruption, and unfinished business. 

From an EFT perspective, depression is all about different kinds of stuckness, and it can be very easy for therapists to become stuck with their stuck clients in their stuck process.  A critical point is for the therapist to see depressive stuckness not as something that just happens to the client but instead as something the client does to themselves.  At the same time, it is important for therapists not to judge depressed clients for being stuck or bringing about their stuckness, but to offer the different parts of the client genuine empathy and compassion.

Individual sessions of the new Emotion-Focused Therapy Masterclass Series are open to counsellors and psychotherapists (Diploma level or above) who have completed Level Two or Level Three training in EFT.  If it’s been a while since you did EFT training, the masterclasses can serve as a refresher course and enable you to catch up on more recent developments in EFT theory, practice and training.

This session will include videos or live demonstration, supervision of client work, and small group skill practice.  Participants are encouraged to bring in material from their depressed clients.

·      Enrolment is set for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15.  The balance between supervision and skill practice will depend of number of participants.
·      Course fee: £120.
·      The course could be taken for continuing professional education credit.

Contact: or 0141-444 8415 for further information on this training, the facilitator, ways of applying for this course or other APT events.

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