Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported humanistic, process experiential treatment that views emotions as important in human functioning and working with emotions as central to therapeutic change.

EFT seeks to help people become aware of, make sense of, regulate, accept, express, and transform emotional experience. It is based on an evolutionary understanding of emotion as an innate and adaptive system which helped us survive and thrive. Emotions give us important information about the world and our wellbeing; they inform us of our needs and guide our actions to meet them.

EFT is provided by therapists trained to be empathically attuned to the experiences of their clients. Therapists rely on a therapeutic style which both follows and guides the client’s experiential process. Employing a range of detailed and thoroughly researched therapeutic ‘tasks’, EFT seeks to help individuals become more skillful in accessing important emotion information, the associated meanings about themselves and their world, and to use that information to live vitally and adaptively.

We are pleased to be the only location in England to offer a full range of training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 provides an introduction to EFT theory and EFT clinical 'tasks' to equip you with the basic skills to begin to incorporate EFT into your clinical practice. Once completed, Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 will further enhance your EFT skills and clinical formulation.

Additional EFT training courses are also available, adapted for the other client groups you may work with. These include EFT for couples, Clinician Training in Emotion-Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents and Caregivers and workshop in Emotion-Focused Skills Training aimed at parents and care-givers. These courses can be completed independently of EFT Levels 1 and 2.

2018/19 Training Programme

Level 1 Emotion Focused Therapy training with Robert Elliott

Monday 18 (09:00) - Thursday 21 March 2019 (17:00)
Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Led by Robert Elliott this intensive four-day training provides therapists with the skills they need to work more directly with emotions in psychotherapy.
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Conveniently situated in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Salomons Centre has excellent transport links; less than a 10 minute walk to the railway station, central London is just an hour away by rail, Gatwick airport is 40 minutes away by road and the M25 within a 20 minute drive.


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