Emotion Focused Therapy Foundations – March 2024 – In Person

An Introduction to Emotion Focused Therapy

A single-day introduction to EFT: an effective, evidence-based approach to containing, understanding, & transforming emotions.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the origins, evidence-base, and central philosophy of EFT, covering topics including emotion theory, creating an alliance, advanced empathic attunement, process formulation, developing a collaborative focus, identifying markers of underlying affective/cognitive problems, and using Grounding and Safe Place strategies.

This live, online, practical and experiential workshop will also include a live demonstration and opportunities to take part in triad work.

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, process-orientated, evidence-based approach that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and trauma.


AIEFT, Level 1, 16A Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

Time:  9:30am – 5:00pm

Parking:  There is some street parking available around the area, however, there is also an underground parking garage just off Toorak Road on Macfarlan Place which costs a little over $5. Street parking on Sundays is free.

Train:  Get off at South Yarra station. Turn right as you come out of the train station heading towards Punt Road (not Chapel Street). We are on the left hand side near Punt Road.

Tram:  Catch the No. 8 to Toorak. Get off at Stop 28. Cross over Punt Road and cross over Toorak Road at the lights. We are at the end of the first block.

Self Catering:  Tea/coffee and morning/afternoon tea will be provided. Lunch is BYO or there are plenty of options on Toorak Road.

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL. If you have registered for a training workshop and cannot attend due to symptoms, you will have the option to credit the training fee towards a future event.

Dr Louise Cooper (she/they) - Lead Trainer

Lou is a Counselling Psychologist and the Lead Trainer of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, accredited as a practitioner and trainer by the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT). She is the Director of Talking Emotions, a private practice based in South Yarra and Fitzroy specialising in EFT. For many years Lou has facilitated training in LGBTQ-inclusive practice, trauma-informed practice, and mental health in theworkplace.

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