Friday, July 24, 2015

New Developments in Emotion-Focused Therapy: A two-day Conference

10th – 11th of October 2015

 Dear EFT practitioner,
On behalf of the isEFT-board (Les Greenberg, Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman and Robert Elliott) we are very pleased to invite you to the international
isEFT conference on New Developments in EFT
on the 10th and 11th of October 2015!
For the first time the isEFT-board and EFT-trainers from all over the world come together to present and discuss ongoing research projects and treatment developments in EFT.
This is a great opportunity and unique experience for you to participate!
On the next pages you will find a detailed outline of the program and more details how to register. 


New Developments in Emotion-Focused Therapy

Presentations and discussion on ongoing research projects and treatment development. Each panel will be 90 minutes in length. The general format for topics below will be brief presentations of the main points (about 5 mins, 1-2 slides), followed by a video, followed by discussion among presenters and then with the audience. Lead discussants listed below.

Saturday, 10 October: New Developments in EFT, Part 1

09:00-10:30           Panel: EFT for Anxiety: Jeanne Watson (moderator),
                                   Robert Elliott , Ben Shahar, Laco Timulak, Les Greenberg

10:30-10:45           Break

10:45-12:15           Panel: EFT for Depression: Robert Elliott (moderator),
                                   Joao Salgado, Carla Cunha

12:15-13:30           Lunch

13:30-15.00           Panel: Case Formulation: Rhonda Goldman (moderator);
                                   Les Greenberg, Robert Elliott, Jeanne Watson,
                                   Laco Timulak

15:00-15:15           Break

15:15-16:45           Panel: New coding systems and their implications for
                                   practice: Les Greenberg (moderator), Lars Auszra,
                                   Imke Hermann, Jeanne Watson, Micaela Jimenez,
                                   Lynne Angus

16:45-17:15           Plenary: Reflections on the Day: Rhonda Goldman,
                                   Robert Elliott, Les Greenberg, Jeanne Watson

Sunday, 11 October: New Developments in EFT,
Part 2

09:00-10:30          Panel: Narrative & Emotion: Les Greenberg (moderator),
                                   Jeanne Watson, Robert Elliott, Lynne Angus, Rhonda

10:30-10:45           Break

10:45-12:15           Panel: EFT for Couples/Families: Rhonda Goldman
                                   (moderator), Les Greenberg, Serine Warwar, Catalina
                                   Woldarsky, Joanne Dolhanty

12:15-13:30           Lunch

13:30-15:00           Panel: Recent EFT Task Analyses: Rhonda Goldman
                                   (moderator), Les Greenberg, Jason Sharbanee,
                                   Serine Warwar: Shame, Anger, Anxious Insecurity,
                                   Vulnerability, Self-Soothing

15:00-15:15           Break

15:15-16:15           Panel: Applications of EFT (10 min each): Robert Elliott
                                   (Moderator), Eunice Silva & Susana Almeida (Cancer),
                                   Anna Robinson (Asperger’s), Melissa Harte (Focusing);
                                   Nia Pryde (Sex Therapy), Les Greenberg (Supervision &
16:15-17:15           Closing Plenary. Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman,
                                   Robert Elliott, Les Greenberg

Registration and accommodation

To attend this conference you will only pay € 250,--* by advanced registration before 1 Sept 2015. When registering after 1 Sept 2015, we will ask an amount of € 300,-- *.

1.      To register to the conference follow this link:

2.      The conference will be held at the Hotel&Conference Center NH Koningshof in Veldhoven the Netherlands. NH Koningshof is situated in Veldhoven. It can be easily reached by flying to Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The train station is situated within the airport and there are trains every 30 minutes to Eindhoven, the nearest bigger town. The train journey from Amsterdam lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. From Eindhoven, it is a 20 minute taxi drive to Veldhoven or a 25 minute drive with public transport (bus). The hotel has two restaurants and the town of Veldhoven itself has several restaurants in the Centre. There is a bus that runs from the hotel to the town Centre.

Book your overnight accommodation using this link:

We hope you will be able to attend this unique event. If you know of someone with prior knowledge of EFT who would benefit from taking part, please feel free to provide them with this invitation. We are looking forward to welcome you at the international isEFT conference on the 10th  and 11th of October!

Kind regards,
Apanta-Academy, EFT-training Institute
Organising committee
Juliette Becking, CEO Apanta-Group, Clinical psychologist/psychotherapist
Marianne Cairns-Baselmans and Brigitte Pelt - Administrators

The Netherlands

* travel and accommodation expenses not included                                                                                     Version: 25/07/2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

CANCELLED: Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 3 Training Series 20115-16


Mondays, 9:30-17.30, 2015-16 
(10 months from start of course)
Venue:  University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Facilitated by Robert Elliott & Lorna Carrick


The Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 3 Supervision Series is open to counsellors and psychotherapists (Diploma level or above) who have completed Level Two training in EFT.  This series will consist of 7 day-long Monday sessions over a 10-month period and held in the main city centre campus of the University of Strathclyde.  The format will primarily focus on supervision of recorded therapy sessions, supplemented as appropriate with brief lectures, experiential practice exercises in small groups, and discussion.  Emphasis will be on putting EFT into practice and examining blocks to effective practice.

Tentative Topics:
Organizational; Case monitoring
Supervision; Case formulation
Supervision; Narrative Work
Supervision; Anxiety Splits
Supervision; EFT Dreamwork
Supervision; Self-soothing work
Supervision; Eating difficulties

·      This course will run once 10 people have signed up for it, at which time we will put out a Doodle Poll to identify 7 dates such that all participants will be able to attend at 6 sessions.  Contact Robert Elliot to sign up:
·      Course fee:  Until 30 days before beginning of course: £545; after that: £595
·      The course could be taken for continuing professional education credit.
·      This course is designed to help participants meet criteria for EFT-Individual Completion of Training Certification; however, some additional individual supervision may be required for that.

Contact: for further information on this training or to sign up for it by paying a £50 deposit; or or 0141-444 8415 for ways of applying for this course or other APT events.  

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 2 Workshop Series

 Three Friday-Saturday Workshops, 9.30-16.30:
6-7 Nov 2015; 5-6 Feb 2016; 13-14 May 2016 [Note change of dates]
Venue:  University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Facilitated by Professor Robert Elliott and Lorna Carrick
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.  This series follows a schedule of three two-day Friday-Saturday sessions spread over the 2015-16 academic year, beginning in November, to allow participants to begin to implement EFT in their client work in the course of the training.  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 will feature material not covered in the Level 1 course, including
·      Therapist experiential response modes
·      EFT client case formulation and modes of engagement
·      The EFT adaption of Focusing for unclear feelings
·      Relational Dialogue for Alliance difficulties
·      Creation of Meaning for meaning protests
·      Narrative retelling of difficult or traumatic experiences

In addition, different forms of Chairwork will be particularly emphasized:
·   Two chair conflict split work for: self-criticism, self-interruption, and self-damaging activities
·      Empty chair work for unfinished business
·      Compassionate Self-soothing for painful self states

·      Enrolment is set for a minimum of 15, with variable staffing to accommodate up to 30. 
  • The course could be taken for continuing professional education credit, or at part of the restructured MSc Counselling course at Strathclyde (if you already have a PGDip in Person-Centred or humanistic counselling).

Cost: Before Monday 1stOctober 2015: £545 or After Monday 1st October 2015: £595
In order to keep costs to a minimum, catering is not included in these costs
Please send a non-returnable deposit of £50.00 to secure a place if not paying the whole fee at time of booking. Online booking and payments can be made at the following link:

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