Emotion-focused Group Therapy
Combining individual and group therapy to effectively shift depression and anxiety

Next Dates TBD - To be added to the waiting list, email welcome.transformingemotions@gmail.com


Have you noticed how many of your clients struggle with shame, fear, and isolation underneath their symptoms of depression or anxiety?  Imagine the impact of having your clients connect to one another in a safe and supported environment where their ‘real selves’ have room to surface and connect with each other.  

In this workshop, participants will learn through didactic instruction and experiential participation in a facilitated training group how to utilize individual EFT interventions in a group setting to undo aloneness and meaningfully reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.  This group model is generalizable to evocative experiential therapies with a focus on working in real time with emotion experience and expression (e.g. EFT, IFS, AEDP). 

This training will focus on the following key areas:

  • process-oriented group theory and group facilitation skills, 

  • overview of emotion-theory and key EFT tasks with discussion of generalizability to other experiential modalities, 

  • participant selection, client intake processes, and creation of group guidelines,

  • how to run a first, middle, and final group session, 

  • trouble-shooting common stuck points, 

  • tips for running online groups.

Note: this training does not focus specifically on teaching individual therapy techniques but rather on teaching the structuring and facilitation of utilizing individual therapy techniques effectively within a group setting.  Prior knowledge of an individual psychotherapy modality is required. 

FEES: $1295 (CAD) 

All fees include a $250 non-refundable deposit.  Installment plans may be requested in writing.

Do you identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Colour?  Are you an early career practitioner within two years of graduation?  If you answered 'yes' to either of these questions and are in financial need, we have some sliding scale spaces currently available.  Please inquire in writing to welcome.transformingemotions@gmail.com to learn more or to request financial consideration.

Enrollment will be limited to 30 individuals.

Click here to view the syllabus.  For any questions related to registration processes, please contact Ms. Amy Smith, Administrative Assistant, at welcome.transformingemotions@gmail.com.