DR. SERINE WARWAR, PH.D., C. PSYCH

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In the ocean of empathy, there are island's of work.

___  Les  Greenberg  ___

DR. SERINE WARWAR, PH.D., C. PSYCH., (swarwar@cpeh.ca) is a Clinical
Psychologist who is the Director of the York University Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic. She
is also the Founder and Director of the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health
(www.cpeh.ca), a private practice for individual, couple therapy, and training in downtown
Toronto and a satellite training site for the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic at York University.
She also provides EFT supervision, training, and consultation to graduate students and therapists.
She conducts international trainings and workshops on emotion regulation, EFT for individuals
and couples, and resolving emotional injuries and forgiveness in couples. In addition, she has
been an EFT skills trainer for 28 years.
Dr. Warwar has been a therapist and researcher for several EFT randomized control trials, for the
treatment of depression, and emotional injuries in individuals and couples. As the Research and
Treatment Co-ordinator, she co-developed, with Dr. Greenberg an EFT psychotherapy treatment
and research program for forgiveness to help couples and individuals resolve emotional injuries.
In addition, she does process-outcome research that has improved our understanding of
emotional processing in EFT. She was trained in EFT by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, a world
renowned clinician and researcher, who co-developed emotion-focused therapy for individuals
and couples.
Dr. Warwar has published in the areas of emotional processing, emotion regulation, homework
and experiential teaching, suicide and borderline personality disorder, resolving emotional
injuries, and forgiveness in couples. She emphasizes experiential teaching and coaching clients
to further their in-session work through assigning marker-guided homework. She has a special
interest in identifying in-session micro-markers, and micro-skills in EFT that facilitate change.
She has adapted and applied EFT in working with vulnerable clinical populations such as:
chronically suicidal individuals, domestically violent men in prison, borderline personality
disorder, and psychological and physical trauma.
She is presently working on developing client EFT self-help resources and therapist resources to
use in-session. Her approach is evidence based and her therapeutic style is compassionate,
collaborative, and empathic, helping clients tap into their strengths and develop internal
resources. She finds great beauty and joy in the work that she does with both clients, and in
training students and therapists.