ONLINE Annual Training – Ten Ways to Enhance Emotions in Therapy: The Transforming Power of Affect

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ONLINE Annual Training – Ten Ways to Enhance Emotions in Therapy: The Transforming Power of Affect

December 11, 2020 - December 12, 2020

Now in its sixth year, we are continuing our annual tradition of bringing together clinicians within our community and beyond for a professional training session to enrich your clinical practice. Due to the pandemic, we are holding this year’s training via Zoom and are eager to welcome many of our international colleagues.

This year we are excited to host Dr. Leslie Greenberg, internationally renowned clinical psychologist and one of the primary developers of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Dr. Greenberg will provide a two-day online training, “Ten Ways to Enhance Emotion in Therapy: The Transforming Power of Affect”.


Event Details
Dates: December 11 and 12, 2020
Time: 11 am – 2 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom




About the Workshop

Emotion processing is rapidly being recognized as a trans-diagnostic process. This workshop will begin with a discussion on emotion processing and provide tips for how to enhance it in therapy. The importance of working with automatically generated amygdala-based emotion by means of emotional awareness, emotional expression and emotion transformation will be emphasized. The use of moment-by-moment process diagnosis to identify adaptive and maladaptive, as well as primary and secondary emotions, will be discussed.

Ten ways of enhancing emotion processing in therapy will be presented and exemplified with videotaped examples. Participants will be introduced to the skills of moment-by-moment empathic attunement to affect, following their pain compass, focusing on bodily felt feelings, unblocking of emotions and re-experiencing the past in the present. Differential intervention based on major principles of emotional change in psychotherapy will also be discussed.


Day 1 Day 2
Trans-Diagnostic View of Emotion + Types of Emotion Transformation vs. Exposure
Emotion Processing Tips for Leaving: Changing Emotion with Emotion
Tips for Arriving at Emotion: Ways of Being Tips for Leaving: Re-experiencing Past in the Present
Tips for Arriving: Empathic Attunement, Non-Verbals & Body Focus Tips for Leaving: Compassion and Self-Soothing
Tips for Arriving: Unblocking & Stimulating Tips for Leaving: Narrative and Regulation


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


In the field of Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dr. Leslie Greenberg is absolutely the standard setter! Read what other experts have to say about Dr. Greenberg and Emotion-Focused Therapy:

“There is no doubt that Greenberg is both a pioneer and the field’s premier investigator in the important work of applying the basic research on emotions to the process of psychotherapy… A fabulous compendium of strategies for working with emotions.”
Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.

“Emotion-Focused Therapy is still pushing the field in areas where the mainstream lags.”
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

“Truly outstanding work [for] every researcher and practitioner involved with psychotherapy.”
David H. Barlow, Ph.D.

“An exquisite understanding of the role of emotion… A ‘must’ for psychotherapists of all orientations…The most influential humanistic therapist and researcher of our day.”
Louis G. Castonguay, Ph.D.


Regular: $250 CAD + HST

Early-Bird Regular: $225 CAD + HST

Student*: $200 CAD +HST

Early-Bird Student*: $175 CAD + HST

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: November 24, 2020

*STUDENT TICKETSValid Student ID is required. Please email with a photo or scan of your student ID.

Registration Options

  1. Register online and pay with credit card
  2. Complete a registration form (which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page) and mail it with your cheque to:
    Centre for MindBody Health
    250 Eglinton Avenue W, Suite 200
    Toronto, ON M4R 1A7
  3. Email completed registration form and send an e-Transfer (payment + HST) to

*One registration form is required per attendee.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

  • OPA – This program meets the criteria for 6 continuing education credits.
  • MDPAC – This 2 day workshop has been approved for 6hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits.
  • Social workers and social service workers may use this activity towards meeting requirements of OCSWSSW‘s Continuing Competence Program.
  • Psychotherapists may use this activity towards meeting requirements of CRPO‘s Quality Assurance Program.



December 11, 2020
December 12, 2020
Event Category:


Online Canada