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Acceptance and Change in Psychotherapy: Working with Emotion

December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Professional Training

Acceptance and Change in Psychotherapy: Working with Emotion

December 1 & 2, 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm
YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto, ON


In this workshop, two master therapists and trainers coming from two different approaches, Kelly Koerner from a Behavioural and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy background and Leslie Greenberg from a Humanistic and Emotion Focused Therapy background, will discuss and present their views on acceptance and change in working with emotion. Working with clients will be demonstrated in videos with clients; modeling role-play and practice will help you incorporate the concepts and therapeutic skills into every day clinical practice.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1) Assess different types of emotional processes
2) Assess and understand when to promote acceptance and when to facilitate change
3) Utilize two strategies to co-create the conditions that facilitate deeper acceptance of self and others
4) Describe and apply two strategies to increase and decrease emotional experience
5) Develop ways of working effectively with inhibition of emotion


Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He was the Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic and is the primary originator and developer of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples.




Dr. Kelly Koerner, Ph.D., C.Psych., is Creative Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC, where she combines technology, design, and social enterprise to help clinicians improve clients’ outcomes. She is an expert clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with specialized training in other evidence-based practices. As a trainer, she is known for her warmth and highly engaging, practical teaching style. She is adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Her recent book is, Doing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: A Practical Guide.

Continental breakfast, nutritious snacks and lunch will be provided.


Early bird rate: $525+HST (=$593.25), regular rate is $575+HST (=$649.75).
Early bird student rate: $425+HST (=$480.25), regular student rate is $475+HST (=$536.75)


OPTION 1: Click here to register online through EventBrite 

OPTION 2: Mail completed registration form and cheque payable to:
The Centre for MindBody Health, 250 Eglinton Avenue W. Ste. 200, Toronto ON M4R 1A7

OPTION 3: Email completed form and e-transfer to the centreformindbodyhealth@gmail.com
(e-transfer password: emotions)

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20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, Ontario M4Y2V5 Canada
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