Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

YUPC is pleased to announce that one of the specialty areas within the clinic is Emotion-Focused therapy (EFT). Dr. Les Greenberg, a primary developer of EFT for individuals and for couples and a long standing faculty member at York University, is working with his EFT colleagues within the YUPC to provide state of the art training opportunities for professionals from around the world interested in learning about this evidence based treatment.

EFT is based on the findings that have now garnered ample empirical evidence that emotions influence thought and behavior and contrary to the view that the best way to change your emotions is by changing thoughts, EFT proposes that the best way to achieve enduring change in cognition, behavior and interaction is by changing emotion with emotion. EFT has developed methods based on over 30 years of research on how people change in therapy to help people become aware of, express and regulate emotion in order to better tolerate and utilize its offerings, reflect on emotion to make sense of it, and transform it by both accessing alternate opposing emotion and having corrective emotional experiences.

EFT is now recognized as evidence-based treatments for depression as well as couple conflict, and there is also growing evidence of its effectiveness for trauma, interpersonal problems and eating disorders.

To learn more about the EFT clinic, go to the clinic website- click here

 

2017 EFT Training Sessions  

NEW INSTITUTE: Emotion- Focused Therapy for Complex Relational Trauma (April 4 - 7, 2017)

This four-day training is geared toward practicing professionals with a basic knowledge of Emotion-Focused Therapy (e.g., EFT Level One). It includes material on the nature of complex trauma and the central role of narrative and emotional processes in the development of disturbance, the EFTT treatment model and how EFTT addresses central features of disturbance. Training also includes numerous videotaped examples illustrating EFTT treatment principles, and supervised peer-skills practice. Practice will focus on the general principles of EFT specifically tailored to the needs of this client group over the phases of EFTT. This includes training in interventions for cultivating and maintaining a safe and empathic therapeutic relationship; for evoking and processing trauma feelings and memories; for reducing fear, avoidance, and shame; for resolving attachment injuries with specific perpetrators through expressions of anger and sadness; and alternatives to chair-work for clients who are unable or unwilling to engage in these evocative procedures.

Trainer:  Dr. Sandra Pavio

Fee: $1295.00

Click here for registration form - wait list only

Emotion-focused Family Therapy (EFFT) (April 25 - 28, 2017)

The Emotion-focused Therapy Clinic at York University is pleased to announce a 4-day intensive training Institute in Emotion-focused Family Therapy for mental health issues across the lifespan.  Part of the Emotion-Focused Therapy "family" and rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families, the essence of EFFT is to afford caregivers a significant role in their loved one’s mental health and well-being. 

This training is suited for newcomers to EFFT as well as those with prior training and experience.  The foundation and basics will be covered.  The training model is then designed to introduce beginners to the approach and give them a working experiential knowledge of the model.  And for those with previous experience, they will have the opportunity to grow their expertise, increase and deepen their experiential practice, and further expand their skills set.  The training will thus be highly focused on practice change at various levels of experience and will include new as well as expanded and deepened experiential exercises.

Enrollment will be limited to 30 registrants. 

For more information about the curriculum click here

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Emotion-Focused Therapy Level One Institute for Graduate Students (May 1 - 4, 2017)

This 4 day Institute has been designed to meet the needs of clinical graduate students both in terms of content and price. It describes the theoretical underpinnings of emotion-focused therapy and then provides skills based practice in using this approach.

Participants receive in depth skill training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions and extensive supervised role-playing practice. Supervised role-playing practice will involve supervised experiential practice in which participants learn by working as both a client and a therapist in small groups. 

Completion of this Institute, enables participants to register for the regular EFT Level Two Summer Institute program. Click here for registration form. waiting list only.

Trainers:  Drs. Alberta Pos and Sandra Paivio

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NEW   2nd International Emotion-Focused Symposium:  Transforming Emotions - June 19 & 20, 2017

The Emotion-Focused Clinic at York Univeristy together with the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy are pleased to offer a two day workshop showcasing the latest advances in emotion focused therapy with international presenters.

Click here for the program outline, click here for accommodation information

Click here for the registration form

Summer Institutes 2017: Levels one & two

The 20th Annual Toronto Summer EFT Institutes with Dr. Les Greenberg will be held in Toronto from August 9 - 12, 2016 (level one) and August 16 -  19, 2016 (level two). 

Level One (August 8 - 12, 2017):  This intensive 4 day training Institute provides participants with solid grounding in the skills required to work more directly with emotions in psychotherapy.  The focus of the program will be experiential, learning how to provide change in core emotional structures.  Participants receive in depth skill training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions and extensive supervised role-playing practice.

For more details of the curriculum click here

For the Registration form click here - wait list only

Location of Program: Behavioral Science Building, Rm163, York University, Keele Street Campus

Fee: - $1425.00 (enrolment limited to 30)

Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Level Two (August 15 - 18, 2017):  This is a small group training experience and enrollment is limited to 20.   It provides registrants with more in-depth skill training over the 4 day Institute and enables discussion of challenges that have emerged in using EFT in each registrant's own clinical practice.  For more details about the material covered click here.

Prerequisite:  EFT Institute, level one (or equivalent, details of prior training experiences would need to be included with application) 

Fee:  $1849.00 CDN

Click here for registration form.  - wait list only

Location of Program: Behavioral Science Building, Rm163, York University, Keele Street Campus

Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

EFT Level Three Institute (October 26 - Oct. 28, 2017)

This 3 day Institute involves supervision and discussion/consultation by Dr. Les Greenberg of cases which each registrant brings. The group will consist of 12 participants and each person will have the opportunity to present one or more video or audio recorded sessions or transcripts of sessions for supervision. In addition issues of application and advanced skills will be discussed and practiced if desire.

Prerequisite: EFT Institutes level one and two

Fee: $1295.00

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EFT Level One Fall Institute - November 1 - 4, 2017

This intensive 4 day training Institute provides participants with solid grounding in the skills required to work more directly with emotions in psychotherapy. The focus of the program will be experiential, learning how to provide change in core emotional structures. Participants receive in depth skill training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions and extensive supervised role-playing practice.

Trainer: Dr. Les Greenberg

Fee: $1495

Click here for registration form.

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EFT Couples Institute (December 6 - Dec. 9, 2017)

This 4 day skills based training insitute will cover the 5 stage, 14 step expanded model of EFT-C focusing on attachment and identity needs and self and other soothing. As an emotion-focused therapy we focus on how to work with emotions such as anger, sadness, fear and shame. Participants will be asked to identify key interactional cycles in their own primary relationships and work on undoing these by accessing their own primary underlying emotions in the training.

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Fee: $1295.00

Cancellation Policy for 1 - 2 day training events

When cancellations are made more than 14 days prior to the workshop date, you have a choice: receive a refund (less $50.00 administration charge) or a credit for the full amount (less $20.00) to any future York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC) workshop.

If cancellation is received fewer than 14 days prior to the workshop date you will receive a credit (less $50.00 administration charge) to any future YUPC workshop.

We regret that a refund/credit cannot be offered if your cancellation is not received at least one full business day prior to the day of the workshop. Alternatively, a colleague may attend in your place at no extra cost. Please notify us in advance of the name of the person attending.

Cancellation Policy for 3 or 4 -day Institutes

The 4 - day Institutes requires a $250.00 non-refundable deposit due to increased staffing requirements of these sessions. These non-refundable deposits are not transferable, unless we are able to fill the vacancy created by the change in plans.

When cancellations are made 28 days prior to the workshop date, you have a choice: receive a refund (less the $250.00 non-refundable deposit)or a credit towards a future Institute.

We regret that a refund/credit cannot be offered if your cancellation is received with fewer than 28 days notice prior to the workshop date.