Advanced Empathic Attunement for Emotion Focused Therapy
Live online masterclass with EFT founder Robert Elliott, PhD
29th March - 1st April, 2022
The secret ingredient in Emotion Focused Therapy is deep empathic attunement with clients. Without a strong, empathic presence, EFT tasks simply do not work. Thus, a full training in EFT requires specialised training in therapist empathy skills, which we cover in this 4x half-day masterclass.
We begin with an overview of empathy in general and the empathic attunement process as it is practised in EFT, featuring the famous 'Opening Channels of Receptivity' exercise on Day 1. This is followed by focused skill practice aimed at broadening the range of your empathic practice using evocative reflection and empathic affirmation responses (Day 2), exploratory reflection and process reflection (Day 3), along with empathic conjecture and empathic formulation (Day 4).
This live, online training will include a mixture of brief lectures, small group discussion, videos and demonstrations, as well as experiential practise exercises with support from Professor Elliott and other experienced facilitators.
Prior knowledge of/training in Emotion Focused Therapy is preferred but not essential. This training constitutes 14 hours of CPD.
Tuesday 29th March - Friday 1st April, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom (link and information will be sent to attendees prior to the event)
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Robert Elliott, PhD
Robert Elliott is the co-developer of Emotion Focused Therapy. He taught clinical psychology in Los Angeles for nearly 30 years and recently retired from his post as Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an active and decorated trainer, researcher and author with a focus on the process of change in humanistic-experiential psychotherapies. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Research Career Award (Society for Psychotherapy Research) and the Carl Rogers Award (Division of Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association).