Workshop Series: Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy

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The Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health
presents the following workshop:

Assess, Regulate, Activate, and Transform Emotions in Psychotherapy with Dr. Leslie Greenberg and Dr. Serine Warwar

Dates: July 9 and 10, 2021
Time: 11AM-2:15PM (EST)
Format: Live Broadcast via Zoom

Dr. Leslie Greenberg (Ph.D., C.Psych.) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He created and co-developed Emotion-Focused Therapy for individual and couples. Among many accomplishments, Dr. Greenberg received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research, the SPR Distinguished Research Career award, the Carl Rogers award of the APA Society for Humanistic Psychology, the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Program Award for Excellence in Professional Training, and the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession. He is internationally known for his training in emotion–focused approaches.   

Dr. Serine Warwar (Ph.D., C. Psych) is the Director of the York University Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic in Toronto, Ontario. She is also the founder and Director of the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health, a centre for: individual, couple, family, and group therapy; professional trainings; and a satellite training site for the Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) Clinic at York University. She co-developed an empirically validated EFT and research program to help couples and individuals resolve emotional injuries. In addition, her research has improved our understanding of emotional processing in therapy. She also provides supervision, training, and consultation to graduate students and therapists, and conducts international trainings and workshops on emotion for individuals and couples.  

Workshop Overview: Assess, Regulate, Activate, and Transform Emotions in Psychotherapy 

Emotions play a fundamental role in the development and maintenance of mental health issues. This workshop will help participants increase their skills in assessing emotions (primary/secondary, adaptive/maladaptive, productive/unproductive) and learn interventions to regulate, activate, and transform unproductive emotional states.

This workshop stands alone or can be complemented with the other two workshops in this Three-Part Online Workshop Series. A discount is offered for students as well as those purchasing more than one workshop. Our workshops have been approved for 6.0 CE credits with MDPAC and the OPA. For more information on the other workshops, please see below.  

Learning Objectives

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of primary and secondary emotions; productive and unproductive emotional processes; and principles of emotional change.
  • Learn how to recognize and assess primary, secondary, productive, and unproductive emotional states during psychotherapeutic sessions.
  • Learn how to transform unproductive emotional states to productive emotional processes.
  • Learn types of empathy responses and their appropriate use in psychotherapy.
  • Learn self-soothing and imaginal re-entry interventions.



Working with Self-Interruptive Processes, Emotional Blocks, and Avoidance of Emotions in Psychotherapy with Dr. Leslie Greenberg & Dr. Serine Warwar

Do you have clients who have difficulty allowing, accessing, or expressing emotions? This workshop is designed for therapists who wish to learn specific skills in working with self-interruptive processes, emotional blocks, and avoidance of emotions in psychotherapy.

Dates: July 23 and July 24, 2021
11AM-2:15PM (EST)



Working with Emotions in Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Leslie Greenberg

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health conditions affecting individuals worldwide. Participants will learn how to conceptualize and work with the emotional processes involved in the development and maintenance of: self-critical/shame-based depression; loneliness/abandonment-based depression; social anxiety; generalized anxiety disorder; and secondary symptomatic anxiety.

Dates: Recorded live on June 25th and June 26th, 2021.

To purchase, please email for more information.