Emotion-Focused Therapy [Module 1]

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) proposes that emotions have an adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients change. This view of emotion is based on the belief that emotion, at its core, is an innate and adaptive system that has evolved to help us survive and thrive.

Clients are helped in therapy to better identify, experience, explore, make sense of, transform and flexibly manage their emotions. As a result, clients become more skilful in accessing the important information and meanings about themselves and their world that emotions contain, as well as become more skilful in using that information to live vitally and adaptively.

Course Content

This is the first of four modules of EFT workshop. It offers a grand tour of this therapeutic approach that integrates person center therapy, gestalt therapy, experiential therapy and existential therapy.

The hallmark of EFT is that in addition to providing an empathic relationship the therapist also guides clients’ emotional processing in different ways at different times. The following topic will be covered:

  • Dialectical Constructivist Theory
  • Markers Identification and EFT Tasks – A RoadMap for EFT
  • Emotion Assessment
  • Principles of Emotional Change
  • Model of Change in EFT
  • Introduction to Focusing
  • Introduction to Two Chair Dialogue for Splits
  • Introduction to Unfinished Business


Ladislav Timulak, PhD is Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. He is the Course Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme. Ladislav is  both an academic and practitioner. His main research interest is psychotherapy research, particularly the development of emotion-focused therapy. He is currently developing  an approach for generalised anxiety disorder. He has written five books, and over 50 peer reviewed papers in both his native language, Slovak, and in English. His most recent books include Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Sage, 2008), Developing Your Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills and Practice (Sage, 2011), and Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2015) and Transforming Generalized Anxiety: An Emotion-Focused Approach (Routledge, 2017). He serves on various editorial boards and provides expert reviews of academic papers and research grants internationally.

When & Where

  • 4 – 6 June 2018 (Mon to Wed)
  • 9 am to 5 pm
  • Venue :  To be Determined


  • $1200 – Super Early Bird Fee [before 4 April]
  • $1300 – Early Bird Fee [before 4 May]
  • $1400 – Normal Fee [from 4 May]
  • Payment is needed to confirm your registration


This module fulfills part of the requirements to become a certified EFT therapist. This certification is recognised by the International Society of EFT (ISEFT) led by Leslie Greenberg. Please see https://iseft.wildapricot.org


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  • 40% pre-approved, under Professional Skills Based Training.