B. App. Sci.(Med. Lab. Sci.), Grad. Dip. (Psych), B. Sci. (Hons) Psych. D. Psych.(Couns)


A series of two-day workshops to enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge of how to work                                                                                            with emotions in therapy

 Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, process-orientated, evidence-based practice. EFT is one of the most rigorously researched forms of humanistic practice and has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and trauma. This experiential training will highlight theoretical as well as practical ways of working with clients with many forms of psychological distress.

Each session provides opportunities to observe live demonstrations as well as take part in practical triad work.

For all registration enquiries please contact:  - Thank you!

Semester One

      Level 1 – Introduction Workshop:  24/02/18  &  25/02/18 (Sat & Sun)                

Level 2A – Focusing - 17/03/18  &  18/03/18 (Sat & Sun)       

   Level 2B – Empty chair - 05/05/18  &  06/05/18 (Sat & Sun)

Level 2C – Two Chair - 26/05/18  &  27/05/18 (Sat & Sun)

Level 2D – Case Formulation and Clinical Applications - 16/06/18  &  17/06/18 (Sat & Sun)


Semester Two

  Level 1 – Introduction Workshop:  21/07/18  &  22/07/18 (Sat & Sun)             

      Level 2A – Focusing - 04/08/18  &  05/08/18 (Sat & Sun)       

   Level 2B – Empty chair - 08/09/18  &  09/09/18 (Sat & Sun)

Level 2C – Two Chair - 13/10/18  &  14/10/18 (Sat & Sun)

Level 2D – Case Formulation and Clinical Applications - 10/11/18  &  11/11/18 (Sat & Sun)



9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.


Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy (formerly the Harte Felt Centre)

Level 1, 16 Toorak Road, South Yarra, 3141



Level 1 - $550.00

Level 2A - $495.00

Level 2B - $495.00

Level 2C - $495.00

Level 2D - $495.00


Readings are sent prior to workshop.

Student rate: Available on request and limited places. 

Limited Places:    This workshop is limited to 20 people 

Catering:              Morning & Afternoon Tea provided. 

Please bring a plate to share for lunch. We have kitchen facilities.

Enquiries for Registration and Payment:

Dr Harte is recognized Internationally as a Certified EFT trainer. She holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is a registered psychologist.  Melissa is a passionate advocate for the Person-Centred approach of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)and is the founder of Harte Felt Psychology, her own successful private practice working almost exclusively within this model.  Melissa is the Director of Programs and Training with the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.

If you would like a copy of the course details or a registration form please click on the links below.

Level 1

  • Introduce core EFT concepts
  • Rogerian relational foundations
  • Basic formulation
  • Attending moment by moment
  • Attunement
  • Empathy based tasks
  • Working alliance
  • Emotional arousal
  • Grounding/Safe place
  • Emotion response styles
  • Emotion Processing

Level 2A - Focusing

  • Importance of facilitating Experiencing
  • Safety to proceed or come back to …
  • Felt Sense
  • Development of felt sense in practitioner and client
  • Reprocessing painful and traumatic events using Focusing Model 
  • Focusing demonstration

 Level 2B – Empty Chair work and other tasks

  • Enactment Tasks – empty chair work
  • Demonstration
  • Encouraging expression of Primary Emotion
  • Emotion Schemes 
  • Reprocessing Tasks
  • Narrative Marker for trauma retelling
  • Meaning Protest
  • Systematic evocative unfolding

 Level 2C – Two chair work

  • Dialectal Constructivism on the theory of change
  • Enactment Tasks – two chair work, conflict, self-interruptive, anxiety and depressive splits 
  • Demonstration of chair work

 Level 2D – Case Formulation & Clinical Applications

  • Review of Tasks and Markers, interventions, meaning bridges and end states
  • Case Formulation
  • Clinical applications - depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex PTSD, trauma and abuse.

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Please note: APS members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.