Gestalt/Experiential Therapy of Maine

Emotion-Focused Therapy, Level 1

GETME is proud to present Dr. Rhonda Goldman, PhD, offering Emotion-Focused Therapy, Level 1. This is a training on EFT for individuals, and is the first such training ever offered on the East Coast of the USA.

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Dr. Rhonda Goldman, PhD

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What: Emotion-Focused Therapy is a neo-humanisic, empirically supported form of psychotherapy that integrates Person-Centered, Gestalt, and Existential therapies. These approaches have been reformulated within the context of a fully articulated contemporary theory of emotion, and grounded in a philosophical position known as dialectal constructivism.

When: October 3-6, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday), from 8:30am to 4:30pm (lunch provided).

Where: The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa in Portland, ME (Rooms available at discounted rate for participants; valet parking available.)

Who: This training is for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, or others whose scope of practice includes psychotherapy.

Trainer: Dr. Rhonda Goldman, PhD.

With Tom Kubasik, LCPC, facilitator.

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals. Major topics include facilitating EFT tasks to help transform difficult emotions such as core sadness, shame, fear, and vulnerability that are often the source of many clinical problems including depression, anxiety, and trauma. This innovative and engaging program combines didactics, with videotaped demonstration of EFT in action, as well as hands-on experiential learning.


  • Early Bird (until July 15) cost is $990
  • After July 15, the cost is $1150
  • A $250 non-refundable deposit holds your spot; balance is due by 9/3/19.

Certificates of 28 Contact Hours will be provided.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how EFT therapists:

  • Identify and access core pain/primary emotions associated with the presenting problems that bring people to therapy.
  • Track clients’ clinical presentation in order to identify emotional processing difficulties and access core underlying painful emotions.
  • Assess ways of processing emotion that block or inhibit adaptive use of emotions that are key to producing change.
  • Identify key markers (in-session behaviors) in therapy that indicate when and how to intervene in order to change negative dysfunctional emotions.
  • Identify phases in emotional processing in order to resolve core issues related to shame, vulnerability, and emotional injuries that block self-acceptance and self-worth.

See What is Emotion-Focused Therapy?

See Further Reading on EFT

For more information, write to or call Tom Kubasik, LCPC, at (207) 699-4979.