Certified Basic Training in

Emotion-Focused Therapy (Individual)


Module I - Understanding Emotions and Attuning Emotions

Module II - Reprocessing and Accessing Emotions

Module III & IV - Enacting Emotions with Chair Dialogue

Module V - Case Formulation  

EFT Group Practicum & Supervision (9+9 Sessions)

by Mrs. Catherine Poon, Certified EFT Trainer (Individual Therapy) (isEFT)


Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a form of process-experiential psychotherapy integrating person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, experiential therapy, existential therapy with contemporary emotion theory.  It is an empirically supported therapy based on over 30 years of clinical research on the process of change.  The change process is facilitated through enhancing emotion awareness, emotion expression, emotion regulation, reflection on emotional experience and emotion transformation. This therapy proposes that the best way to achieve enduring changes in cognition, behavior and interaction with others is through changing emotion with emotion.

Course Objective

  • Equipping a preliminary grounding of  the  development  and fundamentals of emotion-focused therapy
  • Enhancing the ability to cultivate effective therapeutic relationship and developing therapeutic working alliance
  • Providing an understanding of different emotions arising in therapy setting
  • Introducing different therapeutic tasks in working with emotions
  • Enhancing the interest, confidence and skills in working with emotions
  • Developing the self-reflective ability in doing therapy

Module I

Understanding and Attuning Emotions (2 days)

Date: (To be Confirmed)

Time: 09:30 – 17:30 (7 hours/day, total 14 hours)


  • Understanding emotions
  • Emotion theory
  • Therapeutic presence
  • Empathic Attunement

Module II

Reprocessing and Accessing Emotions (2 days)

Date: (To be Confirmed)

Time: 09:30 – 17:30 (7 hours/day, total 14 hours)


  • Empathic affirmation - Working with vulnerable emotions
  • Reprocessing emotion - Systematic Evocative Unfolding
  • Accessing and allowing emotions - Focusing
  • Meaning making of emotional experience

Module III & IV

Enacting Emotions with Chair Dialogue (4 days)

Date: (To be Confirmed)

Time: 09:30 – 17:30 (7 hours/day, total 28 hours)


   Module III

  • Making contact - Two chair dialogue on conflict split
  • Removing emotion blocks - Enacting self-interruption

   Module IV

  • Letting go & forgiveness - Empty chair work on unfinished business
  • Cultivating self-soothing - Imaginal restructuring

Module V 

Case Formulation (Conducted in English by isEFT board member) (1 day)

Date: (To be Confirmed)

Time:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm (7 hours)

Venue: Room 202, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Trainer: Dr. Rhonda N. Goldman (Broad member of International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy)

Topic: Advanced Empathy

Medium of Instruction: English

** This workshop will be conducted by the board member of isEFT with the medium of instruction in English.

Practical Supervision

EFT Group Practicum & Supervision (9 + 9 Sessions) (3 hours/day/group)

EFT Group Practicum

Practicum group is a peer learning group organized by 6 to 8 trainees to meet monthly and practice what has learnt from the Module workshop. Trainees are required to video-tape their group practice and bring back to supervision group for feedback and discussion. Time and venue are to be arranged by the trainees.

EFT Group Supervision

Supervision group is led by the trainer with 6 to 8 trainees. Video tapes of group practice and /or real case are reviewed for feedback and discussion. Time and venue are to be arranged by the trainer and the trainees.

Date & Time: (To be Confirmed)


  • HKSPT Conference Room, 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Hung Hom, KLN, HK(approx. 3 min walking distance from Whampoa MTR Station Exit D2 )
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Trainer:  Mrs. Catherine Poon

  • B.A., M.S.W., M.BuddhStud.
  • Personal and Marriage Counselor
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Approved Supervisor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Certified EFT Trainer (Individual Therapy) recognized by the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT)

Mrs. Catherine Poon has been trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) with Professor Leslie Greenberg since 2004. She has given presentations and provided skills coaching in the Module Workshops and has conducted monthly supervision groups in the yearly Training Programs in EFT (Individual & Couples) jointly organized by the EFT Clinic of York University and HKCMAC since 2007.  Over the years, she has led hundreds of  EFT training, workshops and supervision group sessions.

Course Fee :

Certified Basic Training in EFT (Individual)  
Mod 1
Mod 2
Mod 3 & 4
Mod 5
Group Practicum & Supervision
(9+ 9 Sessions)
Original Price 


Full Course Discount




Language : 

  • Cantonese (Mod I, II, III & IV)
  • English (Mod V)
  • Teaching materials mainly in English


- A recognized degree in social work, psychology, counselling or other mental health related disciplines
- At least two years of clinical experience in working with individuals
- Actively involving in current clinical practice
- Preferably with prior knowledge of Emotion-Focused Therapy

Course Mode Lecture presentations, Experiential exercises, Video/audio illustrations, Therapy process analysis, Small group practice and Case discussion

Certificate : 

  1. Full Course: Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy (Individual) - Completion of Basic EFT Training
    • This is equivalent to the Completion of Basic EFT Training (Level A) recognized by the International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT).
    • Completion of Basic EFT Training (Level A) is eligible for EFT Supervised Practice (Level B) which is leading to Certified EFT Therapist (Level C).
  2. Module I: Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy (Individual) - Understanding Emotions and Empathic Attunement
  3. Module II: Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy (Individual) - Reprocessing and Accessing Emotions
  4. Module III & IV: Certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy (Individual) - Enacting Emotions with Chair Dialogue


  • Nurse (CNE) : 1 CNE point/hour
  • Social Worker (CPD) : 1 CPD point/hour 
  • OT (CPD) :  6 points (Module I) (Program Code : BP17014)
  • CP (CE) :  6 CEUs /day (81 CEUs in total)


  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in : Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd“, A/C: 012-890-1-038-682-9, please send the completed enrollment form and bank-in slip to us by email (PDF) or by FAX: 852-2125 7900. We will confirm through email within 1 week, please contact us if you did not receive any confirmation.
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Feedback :

  1. 筆記詳細,看得出導師的認真及用心。導師準備充足,經驗豐富;欣賞導師以輔導對話作例子,以EFT技巧討論及模擬回應,可以令學員更能掌握所學。 社工
  2. 理論及實踐並重,講員講解清晰。 社工
  3. The presentation of the lecturer is clear and systematic, the number of students allows the lecturer to pay attention to each students need.   Counsellor
  4. 欣賞小班教學,導師講解詳細,小組技巧練習。 Eva


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