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               Introduction to Emotion-Focused Therapy
  Level 1 Emotion-Focused Therapy Certification Workshop
                Hawaii Center for Psychology is approved by APA to offer CE credit

Instructor:  Leslie Greenberg, PhD

Description

LEVEL 1 EMOTION-FOCUSED THERAPY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP (ALL 4 DAYS)

The workshop will focus on developing central skills of Emotion-focused therapy. We will break into two sub-groups to practice the methods and have live supervision of this practice. The emphasis in the training will be on the use of chair dialogues. We will form two subgroups of 6-8 people and people will work in the small groups as therapist, client, and. The best way to learn to work with emotion is to train working with your own and others emotions. In the training we therefore invite you to work experientially in a safe, confidential, environment on personal concerns, at a level at which you feel comfortable, and receive live supervision. In this process the trainer will supervise at specific junctures in the process, modeling what he would do at that point in order to deepen and facilitate the process.

Skills will focus on accessing, regulating and transforming emotion. We will discuss and practice some of the following skills:
Empathy: Empathic exploration; Empathic Evocation; Empathic Conjecture
Focusing: Paying attention to the bodily felt-sense; The bodily felt shift
Marker Identification: Splits; Unfinished business; Self Interruptions
Evocative Methods: Two chair dialogue; Empty chair dialogue

CE Credits
Level 1 EFT Certification Workshop (August 27-30, 2015):  27 CE credits

Schedule
Thursday-Sunday, August 27-30, 2015

Thursday-Saturday:
8:00am Registration
8:30am-4:30pm Workshop (lunch on your own 11:30am-12:30pm)

Sunday:
8:30am Registration
9:00am-4:00pm Workshop (lunch on your own 11:30am-12:30pm)

Location
Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki
1956 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI  96815

Pricing
Registration is required.  No admission at the door.

Early Registration (Deadline to register:  July 27, 2015)
$1,249 (plus tax)

General Registration (after July 27, 2015)
$1,499 (plus tax)

Target Audience
Licensed mental health professionals and those in accredited programs pursuing licensure.  Background exposure to emotion-focused process not required.

Level 1 EFT Certification Workshop (Thursday-Sunday, August 27-30) is targeted for those who are looking for a significant training experience and Level 1 EFT credentialing.

Day 1 ONLY (Thursday, August 27) is targeted to those who are curious to learn more about this innovative, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be made by phone call to Hawaii Center for Psychology fourteen (14) days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund–(808) 538-7793.  No refunds thereafter except in cases of personal or family illness.

Special Needs
Please call Hawaii Center for Psychology if you require special accommodations in order to fully participate in the workshop. Two weeks’ notice required for sign language interpreters.

For further information see Hawaii Center for Psychology website at  www.hawaiicenterforpsychology.com or contact Kelly Takasawa at (808) 538-7793.

This program is wholly produced by Hawaii Center for Psychology, a private firm promoting psychotherapy and training.

Hawaii Center for Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Hawaii Center for Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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DAY 1 ONLY OPTION

This workshop will begin with a discussion of the role of emotion and emotional awareness in function and dysfunction.  The importance of working with automatically generated amygdala based emotion will be emphasized.  The use of process diagnosis in an emotion-focused approach to identify both adaptive and maladaptive emotions and primary and secondary emotions will be discussed.  Differential intervention based on process diagnosis will be demonstrated.  Three major principles of emotional change in psychotherapy Emotion, Awareness, Regulation and Restructuring will be discussed.  Videotaped examples of evidence based, methods for evoking and dealing with emotions in self-criticism and trauma or emotional injuries from the past with significant others will be presented and discussed.  Access to emotions such as empowering anger at violation and sadness at loss, as well as alternative sentiments toward the self, help people modulate their affective reactions and this helps them combat feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, contempt and shame.  This leads to change in self and self-other narratives.  Research studies have supported the importance of emotion-focused work.

Participants will be introduced to the skills of moment by moment attunement to affect, focusing on bodily felt feelings, and the use of gestalt methods of dialoguing with parts of self and imagined significant others in an empty chair.

A three-phase model for working with emotion in therapy will be presented.

  1. Bonding Phase:  Empathic attunement to affect
  2. Evoking Phase:  Evocation and arousal of emotion
  3. Transformation Phase:  Undoing emotion and developing a new narrative

 

CE Credits
Day 1 ONLY (August 27, 2015): 7 CE credits

Schedule
Day 1 ONLY:  Didactic Introduction

Thursday, August 27, 2015
8:00am Registration
8:30am-4:30pm Presentation (lunch on your own 11:30am-12:30pm)

Location
Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki
1956 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI  96815

Pricing
Registration is required.  No admission at the door.

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Early Registration (Deadline to register:  July 27, 2015)
$149 (plus tax)

General Registration (after July 27, 2015)
$199 (plus tax)