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, PTSD, Complex PTSD and trauma.
This webinar will introduce you to the principles of accessing and working with the emotional structures that underpin our maladaptive behaviours and what is required of a therapist in order to facilitate healthy emotional function in our clients. During this session you will learn about:
* the origins and development of EFT
* the basics of emotion theory
* goals of emotion focused therapy
* the difference between working with emotions vs talking about emotions
* empathic attunement
* working experientially using marker led tasks
Our presenter is Dr Louise (Lou) Cooper, a Counselling Psychologist and Lead Trainer at the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy (AIEFT), accredited as a practitioner, supervisor and institute trainer with the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT). Lou is also Director of Talking Emotions, a private practice based in South Yarra and Fitzroy in Melbourne.
For over a decade Lou has been delivering a variety of training: Emotion Focused Therapy, LGBTQ+ inclusive practice, trauma informed practice and mental health in the workplace. She has devised group programs at the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) and been a Child and Family Practitioner at Drummond Street Queerspace.
Lou is a former actor, ABC Radio broadcaster and Director of External Communications at the Cranlana Program (now the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership) and this diversity in experience is evident in the passion and insight Lou brings to her presentations and training.