203 The Power of Emotion

Susan Johnson and Kathryn Rheem

Sue JohnsonKathryn RheemFor a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, it’s ironic that many psychotherapists try to bypass or contain emotion, rather than actively use it for change. In this engaging and dynamic Symposium Workshop, two Emotionally Focused Therapy experts, Susan Johnson and Kathryn Rheem, present a more skilled approach to working with clients’ difficult emotions. Specifically, you’ll learn to:

  • use clients’ deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation
  • identify and differentiate between primary emotions and secondary emotions
  • employ the specific techniques and strategies that will help clients become less afraid of vulnerability
  • understand the corrective emotional process


Susan Johnson, EdD, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), is the director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. She is the author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love and the upcoming book Love Sense, available in January of 2014Websites: http://www.holdmetight.net/http://www.iceeft.com/http://www.drsuejohnson.com/

Kathryn Rheem, EdD, a certified EFT Trainer, is director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT. Website: http://washingtonbaltimorecenterforeft.com/getting_in_touch.html

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