Keynote Speaker*

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

Dr. Leslie S. Greenberg is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the past Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic, and is the Director of Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic. He is also a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR).

He is the major developer of an emotion-focused approach to therapy. He has authored and co-authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment. These include Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy (1997), Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work through Emotions (2002), Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression (2005), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love and Power (2008), Emotion-Focused Therapy (2011), Working with Narrative in Emotion-Focused Therapy (2011), and Therapeutic Presence - A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy (2012). Currently he is co-authoring a new book on Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy.

He has been on the editorial board of many psychotherapy journals, including currently the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Gestalt Review, Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Greenberg was awarded the Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Association Award for Excellence in Professional Training, the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research Award and the Carl Rogers Award of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.

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