Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 – September 2023

Emotion Focused Therapy – Level 2

With a spotlight on empathy, presence, tracking and attunement, Level 2 explores Emotional Change Processes, Emotion Schemes, Case Formulation and Micro Tasks, through short lectures, reflection, and small group work.

Participants will revisit Focusing, Two-Chair Work, Empty-Chair Work and Systematic Evocative Unfolding tasks, examining the steps of the model and stages of the tasks. Special attention will be given to the phases of treatment of depression and anxiety. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in experiential exercises and tasks in small groups supported by experienced EFT facilitators.

Level 2 consolidates learning from Level one and introduces case formulation of more complex emotional processes.

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 Lou 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 Fitzroy specialising in EFT. For many years Lou has facilitated training in LGBTQ-inclusive practice, trauma-informed practice, and mental health in the workplace.

Ashley White

Ash is a Counselling Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor. He founded Mosaic Psychology, a private practice in Melbourne, Australia. Ash is an isEFT-accredited practitioner and supervisor with a particular focus and interest in emotional neglect and the therapeutic relationship.

Genevieve Rix

Genevieve is a Counselling Psychology Registrar, registered psychologist and accredited Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) practitioner; having commenced EFT training in 2015 and a member of AIEFT committee in 2017. Genevieve is also an AHPRA board-approved supervisor who is in the process of meeting requirements to become an accredited EFT supervisor. Genevieve is currently employed full time at Australian Catholic University as a student counsellor, in Ballarat. Prior to taking on this role, Genevieve worked in private practice for 3+ years; primarily working with adult clients using an EFT framework. Genevieve is looking forward to returning to part-time private practice in 2023 and to providing EFT supervision for practitioners seeking accreditation in due course.

Anthony Aris

Anthony brings over 30 years of experience providing psychological interventions to diverse groups of adults and young people in numerous community and organisational settings. As a certified Emotion-focussed therapist he is relatable and engaging while aiming to provide a safe environment to work through and resolve emotional pain, the legacy of trauma and other psychological injuries that often bring clients to therapy.

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