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Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 2

The Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde is excited to offer an innovative, restructured and enhanced Level 2 training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for counsellors and psychotherapists (Diploma level or above) who have completed Level One training in EFT. This nine–day series consists of three separate three-day modules, spread over the 2018-2019 academic year to allow participants to begin to implement EFT in their client work. This intensive training is broader and more in-depth than EFT level 1 or the previous EFT level 2, in particular adding training in the specialised empathy skills required to carry out EFT. The format will be a mixture of brief lectures, videos or demonstrations, experiential practice exercises in small groups, and discussion. Timetable: 9:30 – 17:00.


Module A: Advanced Empathic Attunement & Relational Work (Thurs-Sat, 14-16 Nov 2019)

Day 1: Accessing Empathic Resonance; Evocative Empathy and Empathic Affirmation

Day 2: Exploratory Empathy and Empathic Conjecture

Day 3: Rapidly Engaging Clients & Establishing Presence; Relational Difficulties

Module B: EFT Fundamentals (Mon – Weds, 16-18 March 2020)

Day 4: EFT Client Case formulation

Day 5: Focusing & EFT; Two-Chair work

Day 6: Working with Depression: Self-Critical Splits; Empty Chair Work

Module C: Advanced Methods in EFT (Thurs –Sat, 21-23 May 2020)

Day 7: Narrative Work in EFT: Systematic Evocative Unfolding, Creation of Meaning, & Narrative Retelling

Day 8: Self-Interruption Splits; Motivational conflicts

Day 9: Advanced Empty Chair work; Compassionate Self-soothing


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