Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy

Educating counsellors, social workers and therapists in Emotion Focused Therapy throughout Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy is a specialised postgraduate course which engages qualified practitioners from counselling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, health and human services disciplines in learning the Emotion Focused approach to counselling with individuals and couples with a broad range of presentations.
Emotion-Focused therapy aims to process emotional experience by developing awareness, experiencing, regulating and expressing feelings for the development of emotional health and wellbeing and to enhance relationships. The heart of the Emotion Focused therapy approach involves working competently with emotion on verbal and creative levels. The aim of Emotion Focused therapy is to understand affect, feelings and emotions, and their relationship with thoughts and behaviours, for the development of emotional wellbeing. The Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy is designed to develop practitioners’ knowledge and skills in the Emotion Focused approach and in the discipline of counselling more broadly.
The course focuses on assessing, exploring and intervening with emotional experience with individuals and couples. Students acquire a wide range of interventions for working with emotion at verbal and creative levels. Methods of working with emotional experience are presented and demonstrated in workshops. Methods of discovering, managing and working with emotional experience are outlined and demonstrated by academic teaching staff. Guidelines for counselling interventions using verbal and creative methods are provided in each subject.
Summary
Degree Name:
Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy
Degree Code
Grad Cert EFT
Level of Qualification:
Postgraduate AQF Level 8
Duration:
One year full-time Two years part-time
Number of Subjects:
7
Credit Points
27
Study Load:
Full-time: 2 units per semester

Part-time: 1 unit per semester
Study Mode :
Blended Delivery
Award Title:
Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy

Course Structure

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
EFT 102

Foundations for Emotion Focused Work

7 CP's

EFT 116
Emotion-Focused Work
2 CP’s
EFT 117
Working with Experience
2 CP’s
EFT 118
Experiencing Emotion
2 CP’s
EFT 122
Clinical Day 1: Working with Feelings
1 CP
EFT 103
Individual Counselling
EFT 119
Focusing
2CP’s
EFT 120
Emotion Schemes
2 CP’s
EFT 115
Multiple Chair
2 CP’s
EFT 123
Clinical Day 2: Working with Patterns
1 CP
EFT 121
Adult Child Polarity
2CP’s
EFT 124
Multicultural Emotion Focused Therapy Perspectives
2CP’s
EFT 104
Assessment in Couple Work
2CP’s
EFT 113
Working with Shame
2CP’s
EFT 106
Supervised Practice 1
5 CP’s
Total Credit Points for the Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy, 27 CP’s
*1 credit point is equivalent to 6 hours of timetabled face to face class time

For further information on the Course Structure 2020-2021 Brochure

List of Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject of Study Credit Point
110
Working with Anxiety
2
111
Working with Anger
2
112
Working with Sadness, Loss and Grief
2
113
Working with Shame
2
114
Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse
2
132
Emotions in Couple Work
2
231
Working with Depression
2
232
Working with Trauma
2
233
Creative Couple Work
2