Movie Nights 2024 (free of charge): Monday 13.05.24: Rhonda Goldman (2017). Applying Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy to Address Marital Conflict (APA, Session 2 of 2).

This year, as part of the IEFT, we are once again offering intriguing Movie Nights. They take place online on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
We feature both published and unpublished EFT videos, as well as videos on Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C according to Greenberg & Goldman, and "Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy" according to Sue Johnson). Additionally, we showcase videos of other emotion-based therapeutic approaches (e.g. "Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy" AEDP, "Affect Phobia Therapy" APT, "Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy" ISTDP, "Focusing"). Following the videos, we have time for discussion. The discussion can take place in English, German, or French, depending on the participants.

Target Group

Primarily, this offer is intended for graduates or current participants in the two-year basic training programs in EFT and EFT for Couples. All other interested individuals are also welcome to register and will be placed on the participant list if spots are available.


Rhonda Goldman (2017). Applying Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy to Address Marital Conflict (APA, Session 2 of 2). In this second session of two, Dr. Rhonda N. Goldman applies an emotion-focused therapy approach to marriage counseling for an African American married couple who present with relational conflict due to different communication styles and preferences. The central areas of conflict are finances, communication, and family issues. The couple shares that they have been married for about nine years and have a blended-family--six children in total ranging from one- to eleven-years-old. The couple share that there has been a lot of positive change since the previous session. The wife says that she realized that she needed to take more responsibility in her relationship with her husband, whereas the husband discusses his own areas for improvement, like being more open. They explain that their faith and prayers have been foundational in the positive changes in their relationship. While honoring that the couple has made improvements since their first session, Goldman continues to help the two identify barriers that prevent them from engaging in positive interactions. While doing so, Goldman incorporates here-and-now techniques, having the two directly say to each other their thoughts and feelings. At the end, Goldman consolidates the learning from two sessions and shares her hopes for the couple.


Dr. phil.  Marielle Sutter

Marielle Sutter is a federally recognized psychotherapist FSP and has co-directed IEFT Switzerland with Leslie Greenberg since 2014. She studied psychology and sociology at the University of Bern and received her PhD in 2006 under Prof. Klaus Grawe and Prof. Franz Caspar. Since 2008 she has been trained and supervised in EFT and EFT-C. With Leslie Greenberg she co-authored the book "Praxis der Emotionsfokussierten Therapie" in 2021 and has then translated it into French ("Pratiquer la thérapie centrée sur les émotions", 2004).
Marielle Sutter is a trainer and supervisor in EFT and EFT-C at IEFT Switzerland as well as at various institutes and universities in the German and French speaking regions. In her group practice in Bern, she appreciates working in individuals and with couples. She is a founding member and president of the Swiss Society for EFT. Marielle Sutter is an isEFT-approved supervisor for EFT and EFT-C as well as an international trainer.

Practical Information

Course Dates



18-19:30 CET (online)





Cancellation policy

We offer the Movie Nights free of charge. However, we kindly request a written cancellation via email (info@ieft.ch) in case of any hindrance.


If you have questions, we gladly help you


Movie Nights 2024 (free of charge): Monday 13.05.24: Rhonda Goldman (2017). Applying Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy to Address Marital Conflict (APA, Session 2 of 2).


Registration deadline: 07.05.2024
The number of participants is limited. The course will only take place if there are enough registrations.