Swiss Association for Emotion-Focused Therapy

The Swiss Association of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT-CH) is an association within the meaning of art. 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. EFT-CH was founded in Bern, on April, 25th, 2015. The purpose of EFT-CH is to promote activities aimed at enhancing the clinical and theoretical aspects of the psychotherapeutic approaches focused on emotions (namely Emotion-Focused Therapy, EFT).
As such, EFT-CH encourages the meeting of people involved in professional activities related to research and/or clinical practice of EFT and supports training and research activities. EFT-CH provides and promotes theoretical training and practice and organizes and coordinates workshops, symposia, conferences on a local, national and international level. Finally, it encourages the publication of research and clinical cases and promotes contact and collaborations by encouraging participation in activities and initiatives aimed at the further understanding of emotion-focused practice in psychotherapy. It disseminates the knowledge related to emotion-focused approaches. EFT-CH operates within Switzerland, and in cooperation with its international Partners.


The board is currently, in May 2016, composed by 7 members, elected until 2018.
PD Dr. Ueli Kramer, PhD                 President
MPs Emna Ragama                         Vice-President
Dr. Marielle Sutter, PhD                 Finances
Dr. Alexander Wopfner, MD           Secretary
Dr. Catalina Woldarsky, PhD         Secretary
Dr. Theres Hofer, MD                       Member
Lic. phil. Tobias Steiger                     Member


Honorary Members

Les Greenberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples. He is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Greenberg is actively involved in the training, research, and development of Emotion-Focused Therapy at the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, and he travels throughout North America and internationally doing presentations and workshops in Emotion-Focused Therapy. He has co-authored a number of major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment, including Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), Facilitating Emotional Change (1993), Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Emotions (2002). His more recent works include Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression (2006), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love and Power (2008), and Emotion-Focused Therapy: Theory and Practice (2010).

Robert Elliott, Ph.D.

Dr. Elliott is Professor of Counselling in the Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde, where he directs its research clinic and  teaches      emotion-focused therapy and psychotherapy research.  A professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Toledo (Ohio), he is co-  author  of Facilitating emotional change (1993), Learning process-experiential psychotherapy (2004), Research methods in clinical  psychology(2002),  and Developing and Enhancing Research Capacity in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010), as well as more than 120  journal articles and book  chapters. He is past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and previously co-edited the  journals Psychotherapy Research,  and Person-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapies.  He is a Fellow in the Divisions of Humanistic  Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Clinical  Psychology of the American Psychological Association.  He has received the Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and the Carl Rogers Award from the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association.  He regularly teaches EFT in Scotland, the Netherlands, and Belgium and is currently doing research on EFT for social anxiety.research on EFT for social anxiety.

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