Advanced Training in EFT Supervision: A Supervisor Training Workshop Series with Robert Elliott (on invitation only)

The Swiss Institute for Emotion-Focused Therapy is delighted to announce the first Advanced Training Workshop Series on EFT Supervision with Robert Elliott, Ph.D. This Workshop is designed for IEFT associated EFT supervisors / supervisors in training.


Principles and practices for EFT-I supervisors have evolved considerably over the past 5 years, and emerging from the EMPOWERINGEFT@EU project, a comprehensive competency framework for EFT-I supervision is now available, along with a training curriculum. These developments point the way forward for more robust training and accreditation for EFT supervisors. In this series of six sessions, we will provide an overview of EFT-I supervision, including presentations, videos, skill practice, discussion, and homework. We will focus on core EFT supervision practices, including:
• Affirm & Collaborate
• Say What You See
• Say What You Would Do
• Tune into/Speak out Client Experience
• Tune into Supervisee Experience
• Tell How it Works
• Look at What the Client Does Next
• Find the Red Thread

Target Group

IEFT associated supervisors / supervisors in training. Participation on invitation.


Session 1: Introduction and Overview of EFT Supervision:
The Landscape of EFT Supervision; EFT Accreditation Framework; EFT Supervisor Competency Framework; Video: EFT Supervision Session.

Session 2: The Central EFT Supervision Competencies:
Say What You See; Say What You Would Do; Look at What the Client Does Next:
Say What You See: Presentation and skill practice; live demonstration. Say What You Would Do: Presentation and skill practice. Look at What the Client Does Next.

Session 3: Balancing Relationship and Tasks in EFT Supervision:
Affirm and Collaborate: Relational processes in EFT supervision: Integrating EFT experiential teaching in Supervision; live demonstration and skill practice; working with difficulties in the Supervisory Alliance.

Session 4: Emotional Deepening and Case Formulation Work in EFT Supervision:
Tune into/Speak out Client experience; Find and Follow the Red Thread: Presentation, live demonstration and skill practice; Brief overview of EFT case formulation models; evaluating written EFT case formulations.

Session 5: Working with Therapist Blocks and Vulnerabilities in EFT Supervision:
Tune into Supervisee Experience and explore what gets in the way; presentation; small group work (what are my blocks or stuck places?); live demonstration; skill practice; experiential work in EFT supervision.

Session 6: Other Topics in EFT Supervision: Supervisor blocks and fears; EFT meta-supervision; accreditation evaluation processes; processing and integrating this training


Ph.D. Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott, Ph.D., is one of the main founders of Emotion-Focused Therapy. They are now professor emeritus of counselling at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). They received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and are also professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toledo (Ohio). Robert’s main research interests are in change processes in humanistic-experiential psychotherapies and psychotherapy research methodology. They co-authored Facilitating emotional change (1993), Learning emotion-focused psychotherapy (2004), Research methods in clinical psychology (2015), Essentials of Descriptive-Interpretive Qualitative Research (2021), and Emotion-Focused Counselling in Action (2021), as well as almost 200 journal articles and book chapters. Robert is past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and previously co-edited the journals Psychotherapy Research, and Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. They are a fellow in the divisions of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and received the Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and the Carl Rogers Award from the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. They now live in Northern California, enjoying walking, running, science fiction, poetry, and all kinds of music.

Practical Information

Course Dates

1. session: 11 Nov 2024
2. session: 16 Dec 2024
3. session: 20 Jan 2025
4. session: 24 Feb 2025
5. session: 31 March 2025
6. session: 28 April 2025


18:00 - 22:00 (with break 19.30-20.00)






1'050 CHF

Early Bird

0 CHF for registration before 01.02.2023


18 Credits


Recognition is according to the guidelines of the respective professional society.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of the binding registration by the participant is possible up to 90 days before the start of the course. In this case, only the administrative costs (CHF 50.-) will be charged. In case of withdrawal of the registration less than 90 days before the beginning of the course, the full amount of the course will be charged.


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Advanced Training in EFT Supervision: A Supervisor Training Workshop Series with Robert Elliott (on invitation only)


Registration deadline: 10.08.2024
The number of participants is limited. The course will only take place if there are enough registrations.