Emotion-Focused Therapy Training Level 2 Description:

The Transforming Power of Affect

Day 1 

Advanced Emotion Assessment
Productive and unproductive Arousal
Marker Identification
Case Formulation
Issues in identifying markers of Splits & Unfinished business ·Additional markers: self-interruption, vulnerability, trauma, alliance ruptures

Day 2 

Two Chair Enactments for Self Interruption
Identifying and enacting the how of interruption
Accessing the interrupted emotion
Advanced Work with Two Chair Dialogue – The Process
Sensing the opposed forces · Following & leading
Dealing with collapsing & impasses
Self soothing dialogues

Breaks into small experiential groups feedback provided by Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Serine Warwar.

Day 3 

Advanced Work with Unfinished Business – The Process & Variants
Evocation of emotion · The interruptive process
The letting go process · Forgiveness
Imaginal Restructuring

Breaks into small experiential groups feedback provided by Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Serine Warwar.

Day 4 

Continued Practice and Supervision
Difficult clients & processes
Applications to specific populations & problems
Case Formulation for specific disorders​

Breaks into small experiential groups feedback provided by Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Serine Warwar.

 About the Presenters

Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Ph,D

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is the past Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic and the developer of Emotion-focused therapy. He has authored the major texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment. He is the senior author on the original texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples such as Facilitating Emotional Change (1993) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (1988).

More recent books include Emotion-focused therapy: Coaching Clients to work through their Feelings (2002), Emotion-focused therapy of Depression (2006) and Emotion-focused Couple therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love and Power (2008). His newest book is Theory of Emotion-Focused therapy (2011).

Dr. Greenberg has published extensively on research on the process of change. He received the 2004 Distinguished Research Career award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research: An International interdisciplinary society. He is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He has been awarded the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Program Award for Excellence in Professional Training and the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession as well as the Carl Rogers award of the American Psychology Association’s Society for Humanistic Psychology.


He is recipient of the APA award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research. He is on the editorial board of many psychotherapy journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains people in Emotion–focused approaches.

Dr. Greenberg uses a combination of lectures, videotape demonstrations and focused question & answer periods to maximize skill acquisition. His teaching is practical and specific. Workshop participants leave with techniques they can readily integrate into their everyday practices. Dr. Greenberg's workshops are renowned for their atmosphere of authenticity and warmth.


Comments on Greenberg’s Work

“There is no doubt that Greenberg is both a pioneer and the
field’s premier investigator in the important work of applying the
basic research on emotions to the process of psychotherapy… a
fabulous compendium of strategies for working with emotions.”

—Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D

“Immensely valuable [for] psychotherapists of all persuasions…
theoretically innovative and clinically practical.”

—Michael J. Mahoney, Ph.D.

“Most psychotherapists and theories of psychotherapy
recognize, in one way or another, the centrality of emotion in
both psychopathology and therapeutic change. [Dr.
Greenberg’s] ‘emotionally-focused’ therapeutic approach [is
one] that virtually all therapists will find useful.”

—Morris Eagle, Ph.D.

“Although emotion has long been recognized as playing a
significant role in the development, maintenance and change of
most clinical problems, the guidelines for working with emotions
therapeutically have always left something to be desired. Not so
with [those of] Greenberg… [his are] lucid, jargon-free… a
landmark contribution.”

— Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D.

“Truly outstanding work [for] every researcher and practitioner
involved with psychotherapy.”

—David H. Barlow, Ph.D.


Serine Warwar, PhD., C. PSYCH

DR. SERINE WARWAR, PH.D., C. PSYCH (swarwar@cpeh.ca) is the Director of the Center for Psychology and Emotional Health (www.cpeh.ca), a private practice for individuals and couples therapy in downtown Toronto where she also provides EFT supervision, training, and consultation to graduate students and therapists. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, a division of the York University Psychology Clinic. 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 26 years.
Dr. Warwar 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.
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 an EFT psychotherapy treatment and research program for forgiveness to help couples and individuals resolve emotional injuries. In addition, she has conducted process-outcome research that has improved our understanding of emotional processing in EFT.
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. In addition, she enjoys working with challenging clients and offers consultation to individuals and couples who are working with other therapists and are at an impasse. She finds great beauty and joy in the work that she does with clients and loves supervising therapists on their EFT work.