Keynote Speaker*

Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD

Dr. Rhonda N. Goldman is a professor of Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus. She is also an affiliate therapist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston with over 20 years of clinical experience working with both couples and individuals. She is also the president of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Institute in Chicago.

She has co-authored three texts on Emotion-Focused Therapy including Leaning Emotion-Focused Therapy (2003), Case Studies in Emotion-Focused Treatment of Depression, and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008). She is currently writing a book on a new text entitled Case formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy to be published by APA. She practices, teaches, and conducts research on emotional processes and outcomes in emotion-focused therapy and has written journal articles and book chapters on empathy, vulnerability, depression, and emotion. She currently sits on the editorial review boards of the journals Psychotherapy Research and Person-centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. She is the recent recipient (2011) of the Carmi Harari Early Career Award from Division 32, the Society of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Most recently, she is co-founder of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Institute of Chicago.

*Speakers are introduced according to the chronological order of presentation.