Rhonda Goldman, professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, is a central figure in the world of emotion-focused therapy (EFT). She has written extensively on the EFT models for individual and couple therapy.
Goldman completed her PhD in clinical psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada, under the guidance of her mentor Dr. Leslie Greenberg. She began working with couples in 2001 while at the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Contribution to the Profession
Goldman’s work provided an empirical foundation upon which the EFT model would emerge. Much of the research she conducted as a graduate student focused on understanding the emotional processes that unfolded in the treatment of depression and was done at a time when her supervisor, Leslie Greenberg, was beginning to articulate an emotion-focused approach for individuals (originally termed “process-experiential therapy”)....
- Goldman, R., & Greenberg, L. S. (2010). Self-soothing and other-soothing in emotion-focused couples therapy. In A. S. Gurman (Ed.), Clinical casebook of couples therapy (pp. 255–280). New York: Guilford.Google Scholar