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University of Strathclyde - Counselling Unit

Strathclyde is at the forefront of national and international developments in counselling and psychotherapy.

We offer the following training courses:

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Masters in Counselling
Research Degrees in Counselling

In addition we offer wide-ranging programmes in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Staff are trained and accredited through their relevant professional bodies and/or registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and are experienced practitioners as well as trainers, ensuring our courses offer thoroughly practical training of the highest quality and integrity.

Our research focuses on key areas of physical, cultural and psychological wellbeing, specialising in person-centred, experiential and humanistic-existential approaches to therapy and research methods.



Emotion-Focused Therapy: Level 2

The Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde is excited to offer an innovative, restructured and enhanced Level 2 training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for counsellors and psychotherapists (Diploma level or above) who have completed Level One training in EFT. This nine–day series consists of three separate three-day modules, spread over the 2018-2019 academic year to allow participants to begin to implement EFT in their client work. This intensive training is broader and more in-depth than EFT level 1 or the previous EFT level 2, in particular adding training in the specialised empathy skills required to carry out EFT. The format will be a mixture of brief lectures, videos or demonstrations, experiential practice exercises in small groups, and discussion. Timetable: 9:30 – 17:00.

Module A: Advanced Empathic Attunement & Relational Work (Thurs-Sat, 14-16 Nov 2019)

Day 1: Accessing Empathic Resonance; Evocative Empathy and Empathic Affirmation

Day 2: Exploratory Empathy and Empathic Conjecture

Day 3: Rapidly Engaging Clients & Establishing Presence; Relational Difficulties

Module B: EFT Fundamentals (Mon – Weds, 16-18 March 2020)

Day 4: EFT Client Case formulation

Day 5: Focusing & EFT; Two-Chair work

Day 6: Working with Depression: Self-Critical Splits; Empty Chair Work

Module C: Advanced Methods in EFT (Mon – Weds, 11-13 May 2020)

Day 7: Narrative Work in EFT: Systematic Evocative Unfolding, Creation of Meaning, & Narrative Retelling

Day 8: Self-Interruption Splits; Motivational conflicts

Day 9: Advanced Empty Chair work; Compassionate Self-soothing


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