2017 Keynote Speaker
Jeanne C. Watson, Ph.D., (C.Psych.)
APA Fellow Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Jeanne Watson is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada. A major exponent of humanistic-experiential psychotherapy, she has contributed to the development of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, the process experiential approach. Dr. Watson teaches and conducts research on the process and outcome of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy and has co-authored and co-edited a total of 8 books and over 70 articles and chapters on the theory and practice of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, the therapeutic relationship, the alliance, empathy, and emotional expression. Her most recent book is entitled Emotion Focused Psychotherapy for GAD with Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Dr. Watson received the Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award from the International Society for Psychotherapy Research in 2002 and was President of the Society in 2014–2015. She teaches workshops in Europe and North America and has been nominated by her students for supervision and teaching awards.