You are on our previous website. Our new website (www.focusing.org) has features such as managing your profile, listing and finding events, and paying membership dues. This site (previous.focusing.org) contains content such as articles about Focusing. Over time, content from this site will be migrated to www.focusing.org. Thanks for your patience!


Contact Info:
Austin, TX 78729 USA
Email: focusintexas@yahoo.com
Website: "Elfie Hinterkopf, Ph.D."
URL: http://focusintexas.reflekt.org

Elfie Hinterkopf, Ph.D.

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing training in individual phone sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am a TFI Certifying Coordinator. I offer training to become a TFI Certified Focusing Professional.
  • I offer Focusing Workshops by phone.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Spirituality/Meditation, Adolescents and/or their teachers, College students and/or their teachers, Creative process
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Dreams, Individual and Couple Counseling
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I learned Focusing in 1971 from Eugene Gendlin and have been teaching Focusing since 1973. I have enjoyed using Focusing in my psychotherapy practice and presenting Focusing workshops around the world. I am excited about helping people get in touch with their inner wisdom and distinguish it from their inner critic. I taught counseling psychology at the graduate level for six years, directed a National Institute of Mental Health research project, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India. In 1998 my book, INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY IN COUNSELING, (using Focusing) was published by the American Counseling Association.





A Sample of my Work:
Please see my web site and the web site of The Focusing Institute.

My Publications:
Selected Publications

Hinterkopf, E. (2004). Experiential Focusing approach. In L. Sperry & E. Shafranske (Eds.), Spiritually oriented psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hinterkopf, E. (1998). Integrating spirituality in counseling: A manual for using the experiential focusing method. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
(translated into Japanese.)

Hinterkopf, E. Integrating spiritual experiences in counseling. Counseling and Values, 1994, 38:3.

Hinterkopf, E. Experiential Focusing: A three-stage training program. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1983, 23:4.

Hinterkopf, E. My search for meaning. The Focusing Connection, 1994, 11:1.

The International Focusing Institute  |  15 N. Mill St., Nyack, NY 10960, USA  |  Tel: +1 (845) 480-5111  |  Fax: +1 (845) 704-0461
All contents copyright 2020 by The International Focusing Institute   info@focusing.org