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Contact Info:
Austin, TX 78729 USA
Website: "Elfie Hinterkopf, Ph.D."

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.

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