De helende kracht van emoties

Masterclass Focusing - expanded version - for Trauma in EFT

Two-day workshop enhancing skill and broadening knowledge for working with trauma in EFT.

This experiential workshop offers participants the opportunity to develop both a theoretical understanding of the impact of trauma on clients and the capacity to best case manage such clients. In addition, the workshop offers scope for practice and feedback. Each session provides opportunities to observe live demonstrations and to participate in practical triad work.

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, process-orientated, evidence-based practice. EFT is one of the most rigorously researched forms of humanistic practice and has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and trauma. 

In Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) the marker for the task of Focusing is typically used for processing an unclear felt sense. Harte (2012) proposed an expanded version of Focusing to include the reprocessing of painful or traumatic events which was found in clinical practice to successfully process these events. More recently, Harte (2017, 2019) used the discovery phase of task analysis to refine the proposed model and develop a method for bringing previously suppressed or incomplete memories of painful/traumatic events back into awareness so they can be successfully processed and integrated. Once a traumatic memory was accessed within a focusing task via bodily felt-sense in conjunction with emotional arousal and activation of other schematic elements, it was possible to reprocess the event in such a way that the person was no longer plagued by the painful aspects of it and was not retraumatised by the re-remembering that often occurs when asked to retell her story. Once the client was able to express the appropriate primary emotion and articulate her needs within the remembered experience, the associated painful emotional charge was lessened. The event was remembered as having occurred but the emotional intensity was greatly reduced. This reprocessing of the traumatic event is more than desensitising. Working with single event trauma or developmental trauma requires careful consideration around avoiding re-traumatisation and recognising dissociation. Knowing the signs of dissociation and how to deal with it is vital in trauma work. The model presented in this workshop offers a pathway for processing such events systematically and safely. This two-day-workshop is experiential and will provide participants with knowledge and theoretical understanding of EFT for trauma and how to use the extended focusing task.  Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained from workshop and integrate into their work with their trauma and non-trauma clients immediately.

Voor wie?

Deze Masterclass is geschikt voor (Klinisch en GZ-)Psychologen, Psychotherapeuten, Psychiaters werkzaam in de GGZ met enige kennis en ervaring met Emotion-Focused Therapy.
HBO-ers: deze masterclass kan ook gevolgd worden door HBO'ers werkzaam in de ggz, mits zij zowel over specifieke nascholing en specialisatie (in Psychotherapie) als relevante werkervaring beschikken.


Docent: Melissa Harte
Date: 05 t/m 06 oktober 2021 
Kosten: € 525 (incl. uitgebreide lunch, koffie, thee en water)
Location: Kloosterhotel ZIN, Vught