Treino e Workshops


Os treinos e workshops da Academia Psicoterapeutas são dirigidos a estudantes, profissionais, psicoterapeutas em formação e membros titulares de sociedades científicas. Alguns workshops ou treinos estão sinalizados como sendo para um destes públicos em particular, nomeadamente, quando forem dirigidos a estudantes. Na sua maioria, os workshops serão abertos a estudantes finalistas e profissionais.


A Academia Psicoterapeutas irá igualmente desenvolver programas de treino de prática deliberada individuais ou dirigidos a pequenos grupos.






Empathic interventions are a core skill of psychotherapy. Through empathy, the therapist attunes, in a moment-by-moment manner, to the client’s frame of reference and emotional experience, understanding the client’s perspective while accurately reflecting, in both depth and intensity, the essential core experience that the client expresses. Decades of research have shown that this nuanced skill is significantly correlated with therapy outcomes, making it essential for therapists of all theoretical backgrounds.


This workshop will focus on the theory and practice of empathic interventions and its uses in deepening emotional processes that lead to emotional transformation through psychotherapy. Particular emphasis will be given to teaching and showing examples of key empathic interventions; and using deliberate practice role-plays to consolidate the attendee's competence in this skill.


About Rhonda Goldman

Former Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a therapist affiliate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. She has authored five books on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Rhonda practices, teaches, and conducts research on EFT for individuals and couples, emotional processes, empathy, vulnerability, depression, and self-soothing. She is the 2011 recipient of the Carmi Harari Early Career Award from the Society of Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. Rhonda is the past president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), and a co-founding board member of the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy (ISEFT).






This interactive workshop provides participants with an opportunity to develop their understanding of goals in counselling and psychotherapy, and to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.  The workshop is particularly oriented towards participants who are interested in an understanding their clients as agentic and purpose-oriented beings, and wary of more mechanistic or ‘outcome-oriented’ goal-based approaches. The workshop starts by introducing the concept of ‘directionality’—that human beings are always oriented towards future possibilities—and looks at how this can be applied to an understanding of self. The workshop then explores what has been learnt from the psychological research about the nature of goals and goal processes (for instance, distinguishing between 'approach' and 'avoidance' goals). It then goes on to a more practical exploration of working with goals, including skills practice and video demonstrations.



By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of ‘directionality’ and be able to apply this to an understanding of their own psychological processes
  • Discuss the theory and evidence that relates 'goal actualisation' and goals types to psychological wellbeing and distress
  • Apply basic goal-oriented practices in counselling and psychotherapy, including goal discussion and goal setting
  • Use the Goals Form in an appropriate manner



Session 1: Directionality: The actualisation of our deepest directions

Session 2: Goal dimensions: ‘Not all goals are created equal’

Session 3: Basic principles and methods for working with goals in counselling and psychotherapy

Session 4: Using the Goals Form



The workshop combines self-development exercises, theoretical input, practical exercises, and small and large group discussion. The workshop is appropriate for training and practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.


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Horários e Contactos

Horário de Atendimento

2ª a 6ª - 8:00h às 21:00h

Sábados - 10:00h às 15:00h



Tel: 218 811 710

2ª a 6ª - 11:00h às 13:00h

e das 14:30h às 19:00h




Morada: Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 74, 2º

1149-041 Lisboa