Emotion-Focused Therapy [Module 3]

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 skillful 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

Module 3 is a more advanced level of EFT training. It will review the identification of task markers and facilitation of tasks. In addition, case formulation will be introduced. It would include case conceptualisation which is about how to proceed in terms of ‘what to do when.’ The focus of this module is on “unfinished business”. The following will be covered:

  • Case Conceptualisation
  • Issues in Identifying Markers of Splits and Unfinished Business
  • Additional Markers: Self-Interruption, Self Soothing
  • Working with Unfinished Business: The Process
  • Evocation of Emotion
  • The Interruptive Process
  • The Letting Go Process
  • Forgiveness
  • Advanced Work with Two-Chair Dialogue: The Process
  • Self-Interruptive Dialogues
  • Self-Soothing Dialogues
  • Imaginal Restructuring
  • Promoting New Narrative Constructions
  • Specific Tools for Working with Anger, Sadness, Fear and Shame


Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD, is a professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg and a therapist affiliate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she works with both couples and individuals. She has co-authored four books on Emotion-Focused Therapy; Learning Emotion-Focused Therapy (2003), Case Studies in Emotion-Focused Treatment of Depression (2007), and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008) and Case formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy (2014). She practices, teaches, and conducts research on emotional processes and outcomes in Emotion-Focused Therapy and has written on empathy, vulnerability, depression and case formulation. She was the recipient of the Carmi Harrari Early Career Award (2011) from the Society of Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. She is currently president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).

When & Where

  • 14 – 16 Aug 2018
  • 9 am to 5 pm
  • Venue: NTU@One-North


  • $1350 – Super Early Bird Fee [before 14 June 2018]
  • $1400 – Early Bird Fee [before 21 July 2018]
  • $1500 – Normal Fee [from 21 July 2018]
  • Payment is needed to confirm your registration


  • It is preferable that participants have completed either EFT Module 1 or 2
  • Please contact Caper Institute if you need further clarification on this point


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


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