Movie Nights 2024 (free of charge): Monday 25.11.24. Rhonda Goldman & Serine Warwar: Providing Emotion-Focused Therapy Online (APA, 2021).

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 We feature both published and unpublished EFT videos, as well as videos on Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C according to Greenberg & Goldman, and "Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy" according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.


Abstract: Practicing emotion-focused therapy (EFT) requires a keen awareness of the client’s body language, breath, subtle microexpressions on the client’s face, and any other nonverbal communication cues expressed in therapy. For this reason, conducting this therapy in an online setting has its challenges. Rooted in a method that integrates strategies from client-centered, Gestalt, and systemic therapies, one important aspect of EFT is recognizing patterns as they are occurring in each moment and from within a highly validating therapeutic relationship. In this video program, Dr. Rhonda N. Goldman demonstrates her approach to therapy remotely with a female client who is suffering from a deep sense of unexpressed grief and unhealed emotional wounds. During the demonstration, Dr. Goldman works with the client to explore underlying emotional and interactional states while simultaneously guiding the client towards a positive transformation by empathetically examining former relationship bonds and accessing healthier emotions. In the interview, Dr. Goldman discusses her work with guest host, Dr. Serine Warwar.


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)


German, English



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 25.11.24. Rhonda Goldman & Serine Warwar: Providing Emotion-Focused Therapy Online (APA, 2021).


Registration deadline: 24.11.2024
The number of participants is limited. The course will only take place if there are enough registrations.