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Les Greenberg, Ph.D.

Les Greenberg, Ph.D.

Les Greenberg, Ph.D. is a Canadian-based psychologist and one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples. He is a Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario and also Director of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic and the York University Psychotherapy Research Center, both at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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. Dr. Greenberg has co-authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment. These include Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), Facilitating Emotional Change (1993), Emotion-focused therapy: Coaching clients to work through emotions (2002) and more recently Emotion-focused therapy of depression (2006).

Dr. Greenberg is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a past President of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) from which he received a Distinguished Research Career award in 2004 He was recently awarded the Distinguished Contribution to the Profession of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has been on the editorial board of many psychotherapy journals, including currently the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, Gestalt Review and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

More information: www.emotionfocusedtherapy.org