Rhonda Goldman, Ph.D.

Rhonda Goldman, Ph.D., is a Full Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has co-authored numerous texts on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Her most recent volume is Deliberate Practice in Emotion-Focused Therapy (March 2021). She has also published the Clinical Handbook of Emotion-Focused Therapy (2019), Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Co-Constructing Clinical Maps for Change (2015). Other books include Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008), Case Studies in Emotion-Focused Treatment of Depression (2007) and Learning Emotion-Focused Therapy (2004). Dr. Goldman has also prepared two training video, published by the American Psychological Association, on Emotion-Focused Therapy, one on case formulation and the other on EFT with couples. Dr. Goldman conducts research on EFT for couples, emotional processes, empathy, vulnerability, depression, case formulation, and self-soothing. She teaches graduate courses in Humanistic and Experiential Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Seminars, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Dr. Goldman is a founding board member of the International Society of Emotion-focused Therapy. She is an action editor for the journal Person-centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. She is the past-president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. She runs Emotion-focused Therapy, Chicago, a private practice where she sees both couples and individuals. She travels internationally conducting training workshops for mental health professionals in Emotion-focused therapy for Couples and Individuals.

Past Trainings

  • Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship in Teletherapy (2021)