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Emotion-Focused Therapy – Module 1

Workshop Leader : Neo Eng Chuan

Neo Eng Chuan is a certified EFT practitioner, approved trainer and supervisor by the International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is the founder of Caper Institute, the only institute in Singapore authorised to organise, conduct and deliver Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) training and has facilitated countless trainings and webinars alongside the co-founders of EFT. He is focused on growing the EFT community within Singapore and undertaking projects to further EFT research.

Lecturer: Robert Elliott, Ph.D

Robert Elliott, Ph.D is one of the co-founders of Emotion-Focused Therapy. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is Emeritus Professor of psychology at the University of Toledo (Ohio) and counselling at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include over 170 journal articles and book chapters on EFT. He serves on the board of the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy.

About Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is an empirically-supported humanistic treatment that views emotions as centrally important in human functioning and therapeutic change. This experiential approach integrates person centered therapy, gestalt therapy and existential therapy. Persons receiving EFT treatment become stronger and are more skillful in accessing the important information and meanings about themselves and their world that emotions contain, and become more skillful in using that information to live vitally and adaptively.

Details of Workshop

Date: 28, 29, 30 November 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601

The training will be delivered through a combination of live online presentations by Robert Elliott, Ph.D and in-person by Neo Eng Chuan.


This intensive 3 day training is the first of three Levels of EFT towards certification. Participants receive in depth skill training through a combination of brief lectures, video demonstrations, live modelling, case discussions and extensive supervised role-playing practice. This level provides an understanding of EFT Emotion Theory, and the role of emotion in human function and dysfunction. Key EFT interventions including painful self-criticism (referred to as “splits’) and emotional injuries from past relationships (referred to as “unfinished business”). will be covered.

Learning Objectives

  • The principles of change in EFT
  • EFT emotion theory including emotion schemes
  • Introduction to building therapeutic relationship
  • Emotion response types
  • EFT tasks and their corresponding markers
  • Introduction to Focusing
  • Introduction to “Two Chair” dialogue for conflict splits
  • Introduction to “Unfinished Business”
  • Personal Development as a EFT Therapist



Early Bird

[ before 31 August 2023 ]



[ From 1 September 2023 ]


Online Teaching 4 8 Tuesday 5pm 28 Hours (4 days) [less 30 min break]
Dedicated Skills Practice 2.5 2 Tuesday 5pm 5 Hours

Online Workshop Schedule

1 7 Sep Online Teaching 1 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
2 14 Sep Online Teaching 2 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
3 21 Sep Skills Practice 1 5pm - 7.30pm / 2.5 Hours
4 28 Sep Online Teaching 3 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
5 5 Oct Online Teaching 4 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
6 12 Oct Online Teaching 5 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
7 19 Oct Online Teaching 6 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
7 26 Oct Skills Practice 2 5pm - 7.30pm / 2.5 Hours
9 9 Now Online Teaching 7 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
10 16 Nov Online Teaching 8 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours