Join Susan Johnson, Joan Klagsbrun, Jay Efran, Rick Hanson, Ron Potter-Efron, and Diana Fosha for 6 lively Webcast sessions.You’ll get concrete guidelines and step-by-step approaches to harness the power of emotion for healing.

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All 6 sessions are available now. Take a full year to watch them all again and again at your convenience. Download audio, transcripts, and bonus readings to add to your permanent library. Add CEs now or any time during the year. Take a full year to watch them all again and again at your convenience. Download audio, transcripts, and bonus readings to add to your permanent library. Add CEs now or any time during the year.


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New Perspectives. New Approaches.

Emotion shapes and organizes our experience and connection to others. It readies us for specific actions and motivates us to change. And research now confirms that when therapists help clients deepen emotion, they attain better outcomes in therapy. But most of us have never been systematically trained in how to work with intense emotion in the consulting room. We don't fully understand the physiology of intense emotion or how to engage its inherent power to motivate, transform, and create change that lasts.

To help bridge that gap, we're rereleasing one of our most popular, practice-changing Webcast series—The Healing Power of Emotion: New Perspectives, New Approaches. It's designed to help you work with strong emotion so it becomes your therapeutic ally, not a disruptive force to be banished from the consulting room.

Join clinical innovators Susan Johnson, Joan Klagsbrun, Jay Efran, Rick Hanson, Ron Potter-Efron, and Diana Fosha and learn how to harness the healing power of emotion. Among the skills and approaches they'll help you master are: 

  • Using emotion to repair and rebuild bonds between partners
  • Understanding the physiology and psychobiology of intense emotion, including tears
  • Helping clients find language to talk about nonverbal states
  • Helping clients access and maximize positive emotional states
  • Applying a concrete step-by-step approach for bringing new dimensions of emotional exploration into your work
  • Shaping strong emotions to open up new perceptions, meaning, and ways of responding to your clients
  • Supporting strong emotions without being intrusive
  • Helping angry clients rewire their brains
  • Using your face, hands, and voice to bring enhanced vitality and heightened awareness to clients' feeling states

Want to enhance your ability to work with intense emotion? Get the deep understanding and practical approaches you need with this limited-time release of our practice-changing Webcast series, The Healing Power of Emotion: New Perspectives. New Approaches.

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6 Leading Experts! 6 Information-Packed Sessions!

Session 1

Emotion and Motivation in Couples Therapy
Susan Johnson, Ed.D.

Discover how to work more experientially and effectively with couples by learning to:

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  • Distinguish between primary and secondary emotions
  • Understand attachment styles and use attachment theory as a road map for your couples work
  • Identify power struggles, soften them, and reestablish felt connection between partners
  • Encourage vulnerability by incorporating the 3 S’s—Slow, Soft, Simple—into your therapeutic style
  • Use focused empathic reflection to reconnect, repair, and rebuild their bonds

Susan Johnson is one of the developers of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Center for Excellence in EFT.

Session 2

Bringing the Felt Sense into the Consulting Room
Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D.

Learn how Focusing can bring a new dimension of emotional exploration and effectiveness into your work by:

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  • Mastering the 6 steps of Focusing
  • Developing clients’ capacity for self-acceptance and body awareness
  • Helping clients find a verbal handle for their nonverbal states
  • Accessing and recognizing positive emotion
  • Using focusing to access wisdom and creative intelligence

Joan Klagsbrun is a psychologist in private practice, an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, and has been teaching Focusing internationally for more than 30 years.

Session 3

When Your Client Cries: Do’s and Don’ts
Jay Efran, Ph.D.

Explore a new two-stage approach to working with tears based on:

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  • Going beyond the steam-kettle theory to understand the physiology and psychobiology of tears
  • Recognizing the connection between tears and parasympathetic recovery
  • Techniques that support the function of crying without being intrusive
  • Focusing on the thoughts and memories that induce tears, not the feelings

Jay Efran is emeritus professor of psychology at Temple University and coauthor of Language, Structure, and Change: Frameworks of Meaning in Psychotherapy and The Tao of Sobriety.

Session 4

Cultivating Positive Emotion in Therapy
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Learn how to mobilize clients’ underutilized resources and fortify their resilience by:

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  • Understanding how evolution biases us toward negative emotion
  • Teaching clients how to savor positive experiences
  • Developing methods for turning positive states into traits
  • Assessing what resources and antidote experiences a client needs
  • Maximizing brain change through self-directed neuroplasticity

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist noted for his explorations of the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He's the author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.

Session 5

Helping Angry Clients Change Their Brains
Ron Potter-Efron, Ph.D.

Apply the principles of neuroplasticity with anger problems by:

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  • Understanding the distortions of the angry brain
  • Teaching clients how to recognize their blame triggers and avoid 'tripping' them
  • Learning how to help clients create a step-by-step brain change plan
  • Exploring the effectiveness of tools and approaches such as journaling and group process 
  • Discovering how to get angry clients to sustain their commitment to change

Ron Potter-Efron is a clinical psychotherapist, co-owner of First Things First Counseling and Consulting, and director of its Anger Management Center. He’s the author of Angry All the Time and Healing the Angry Brain.

Session 6

Using Mindfulness to Deepen Emotional Experience
Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

Explore how to use the therapeutic relationship to help bring enhanced vitality and awareness to your clients' feeling states by:

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  • Learning ways to witness and accept emotional processes
  • Discovering the glimmers of growth in the midst of a trauma narrative
  • Tracking moment-to-moment shifts in emotional connection through dyadic mindfulness
  • Deepening the therapeutic alliance through meta-processing
  • Recognizing emergent transformational experiences in the consulting room

Diana Fosha is the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and director of the AEDP Institute. She’s the author of  The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change.

Tired of feeling off-balance or at a loss in the face of your clients' emotional responses? Get grounded as you learn to tune into the significance of intense emotions and shape them to create new perceptions and lasting change for your clients with this 6-session Webcast series, The Healing Power of Emotion.

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Bonus Audio Workshop & Treatment Tools

Get this Complete Toolkit to Help You Harness the Power of Emotion

Get two 90-minute audio recordings with handout from Susan Johnson’s 2014 Symposium workshop—Harnessing the Power of Emotion—when you sign up for this Webcast series now. You’ll get the insight and practical tools you need to help clients tap into their emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation The workshop audio and handout is yours to keep forever.


Sign up by Midnight Friday, March 6 to add this important bonus material to your permanent library.

Wonder How To...

  • Work experientially with couples to motivate change and rebuild trust?
  • Bring the felt sense into the consulting room?
  • Handle the situation effectively when clients cry in a session?
  • Cultivate positive emotion to propel change?
  • Apply the principles of neuroplasticity to help angry clients change?
  • Use mindfulness techniques to vitalize clients' experience in therapy?

Get answers to all your questions plus practical guidance from the experts in our provocative 6-session Webcast series The Healing Power of Emotion: New Perspectives. New Approaches. Sign up now.

Full-Engagement Learning: A Note from Rich Simon

Dear Colleague,

As editor of the Psychotherapy Networker for over 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to engage your curiosity, anticipate your questions, and make sure you get answers you can use. I’ve also learned that any subject, if approached in the right way, can be deeply engrossing, understandable, and entertaining.

My goal in each Webcast interview is to zero in on what you need to know to deepen your craft as a therapist. At the same time, the spontaneous, free flow of conversation makes learning far more enjoyable than stodgy workshop lectures and PowerPoint presentations. Our Webcast series are an exciting new way to stay on the field’s cutting edge.

But enough words—to see what we mean, just click on the video below to watch a preview.

Sue Johnson explains why avoidance is often the first response
to raw emotion and how to overcome it.


Networker Webcasts offer a lively, close-up learning experience with the field’s leading teachers and innovators. You’ll discover practical approaches and methods you can use in your very next session with a client, without having to leave home or miss a day of work. It’s the best CE deal you’ll find anywhere.  

PS, The Healing Power of Emotion Webcast series helps deepen your understanding of emotions and strengthens your ability to work with them. Sign up now.

PPS, Want the Webcasts with 6 CEs? Click here.


Watch, Listen, Read–This is Learning
that Fits Your Schedule

  • Watch all 6 Webcasts at once starting Friday, February 13 
  • Watch them again and again at your convenience for a full year from your purchase date
  • Download audio of each session so you can listen any time—in your car, at home, or while you exercise
  • Get full transcripts, session resources, and bonus articles to add to your permanent library
  • Take up to a year from purchase to complete your 6-CE quiz online

If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your money in full—100%. Just let us know within 30 days. I'm that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

Ready to add new approaches to your cognitive and behavioral tools? Find out how to work directly with intense emotion and actively use it to create profound, lasting change in your clients' lives with this 6-session Webcast series, The Healing Power of Emotion

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Don't miss this limited-time release of our popular Webcast series—The Healing Power of Emotion: New Perpectives. New Approaches. Watch all 6 Webcasts again and again for a full year from date of purchase.


Want to enhance your ability to work with intense emotion? Get the deep understanding and practical approaches you need to begin with this limited-time release of our practice-changing Webcast series, The Healing Power of Emotion: New Perspectives. New Approaches.

Want 6 CEs? Get the Webcasts PLUS 6 CEs here »



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