Course Description

*This selection is for the Final Exam only. Access to the book, Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings (Second Edition), is required to complete the exam. 

Participants will be exposed to research on the role emotions play in our lives and how to apply EFT techniques in your practice; the nature of emotions; distinguishing between the various emotions experienced by human beings; the importance of the therapist’s own emotional awareness; marker-guided interventions; the difference between primary and secondary emotions; adaptive and maladaptive primary emotions; anger, sadness, fear, and shame in emotional coaching; working with emotional injuries; and methods for coaching emotional intelligence with individuals, couples, parents, and those in leadership roles.

22 CE credits/hours, 220 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the emotion-focused therapy concepts and applications for clients.
  • Discuss the purpose and nature of emotion.
  • Explain the concept of emotional intelligence and its use in therapy.
  • Illustrate case formulation and marker-guided interventions.
  • Explain primary emotion.
  • Compare healthy and unhealthy primary emotions.
  • Present how to use new healing emotions and create new narratives.
  • Demonstrate how EFT is used with specific emotions.
  • Explain how EFT is used to coach for emotional intelligence in couples.
  • Summarize how to EFT is used to coach for emotional intelligence in parenting.
  • Describe how EFT is used to coach for emotional intelligence in leadership.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings (Second Edition)" - Final Exam Questions

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenter

Leslie Greenberg, PhD

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.He has authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples.  These include the original texts Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), and Facilitating Emotional Change (1993), and more recently Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008); Emotion-Focused Therapy: Theory and Practice (2010); Working With Narrative in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Changing Stories, Healing Lives (2011); and Therapeutic Presence (2012).  He has published extensively on research on the process of change.Dr. Greenberg has received the Distinguished Research Career Award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, as well as the Carl Rogers Award and the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.  He also has received the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession.He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains people internationally in emotion-focused approaches.