Changing Emotions with Emotions
Dr. Watson is Professor at OISE, the University of Toronto, Canada. A major exponent of humanistic-experiential psychotherapy, she has contributed to the development of emotion focused psychotherapy, the process experiential approach. Dr. Watson teaches in the Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program and is an active researcher investigating the process and outcome of psychotherapy. She has conducted and collaborated on clinical trials comparing emotion focused psychotherapy with client centered psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. Her research into identifying processes of change has yielded a number of observer measures to rate therapists’ expressed empathy as well as clients’ affect regulation in session. She has co-authored and co-edited a total of 7 books and has written over 60 articles and chapters, and delivered over 100 presentations including workshops and invited addresses on the theory and practice of Emotion Focused Therapy with an emphasis on empathy, the working alliance, emotional expression, and emotion focused therapy in the treatment of depression. Dr. Watson received the “Outstanding Early Career Award” from the International Society for Psychotherapy Research in 2002 and is currently General Vice-President of the Society. In 2013 she was appointed a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 29 in recognition of her contributions to the discipline of psychology. She has a part-time practice in Toronto.
Juliette Becking is a clinical psychologist / psychotherapist and the founder of EFTiN, the Emotion Focused Therapy institute Netherlands. She started this institute in September 2019, because she felt this was the next step to disseminate Emotion Focused Therapy in the Netherlands. Before, the EFT courses were housed by the Apanta-academy. EFTiN still works closely together with the Apanta-academy because the Apanta-academy still houses the course Personal Experiential Psychotherapy, which is the basis of EFT.
EFTiN is officially recognized as a training institute by the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT). Juliette was nominated as Board Member and she joined the Board of isEFT in 2017.
Dr. Lars Auszra co-founded the German Institute for Emotion-focused Therapy (IEFT) in Munich. He is also founding chairman of the German Society for Emotion-focused Therapy (DeGEFT). He has played a major role in establishing EFT in the German-speaking countries. To date, he has written several articles and book chapters in German and English about Emotion-focused Therapy and emotional processing. In addition, he is co-author of a book in German (Emotional Focused Therapy: A Practice Manual) and two educational videos on EFT. He runs his own practice in Munich and offers individual therapy, couple therapy and supervision in EFT. He teaches EFT in several European countries.