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Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT) Conference 2020

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • Online

How the Felt Sense Enables Therapeutic Change

$50 Program Discount for USABP members*

The conference will be a blend of pre-recorded presentations, live panel discussions and demonstrations, live workshops, as well as time for Focusing.

Presented by The International Focusing Institute

Repeating Event: Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2020


We are pleased to announce that the Focusing Oriented Therapy Conference is now an ONLINE conference, to take place Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25.

Our theme this year is "How the Felt Sense Enables Therapeutic Change." The conference will be a blend of pre-recorded presentations, live panel discussions and demonstrations, live workshops, as well as time for Focusing.

The pre-conference (October 21-22) will be a two-day introductory course in Focusing for therapists, so please encourage therapists who are not yet familiar with Focusing to attend the pre-conference so that they can get the most out of the conference itself.

Presentations, demonstrations and workshops will span global time zones and additional content will be made available in Spanish. We are still working out details of the schedule and presenters, but so far we know that Lynn Preston, Joan Klagsbrun, Salvador Moreno, Laury Rappaport, Edgardo Riveros, Leslie Ellis, Greg Madison, Ann Weiser Cornell and Jan Winhall will be among those making this event spectacular!

Key Presenter Bios 

Akira Ikemi:
Since studying with Professor Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago in the late 70’s, Professor Akira Ikemi (Kansai University) continued developing Focusing in theory, research, practice and teachings. He has been nominated as a “Living Luminary” by the Journal of Humanistic Counseling (American Counseling Association 2019) and has won the Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology Award 2020. 

Biliana Dearly:
Biliana Dearly is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and a senior lecturer at the Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne, Australia. As a Certifying Coordinator for The International Focusing Institute, she has developed and has been providing in-depth training in Focusing-Oriented Therapy.

Dennis Windego:
Dennis Windego, M.S.W, a Coordinator with the Focusing Institute, facilitates and provides psychotherapy in the areas of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complex Trauma. Dennis has been providing one on one, family and group sessions for over 20 years within outpatient treatment settings in First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada


Early Pricing through 10/11/2020:
Pre-conference - $100,
Conference - $300,
Pre-conference + Conference - $350;
Regular Pricing: Pre-conference - $150, Conference - $350, Pre-conference + Conference - $400


$50 Program Discount for USABP members
*who are not also Focusing Institute members
- Use discount code USABP when you register.

Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions: Phone: (845) 480-5111 Email:


1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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