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Contact Info:
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Phone: 847-864-0303

Second office:
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Phone: 847-864-0303
Website: Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy and Training

James R. Iberg, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist (FOT) Information:
Clinical Training: U. of Chicago Psychology and the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Research Ctr.
Licensed By: State of Illinois, Clinical Psychologist
FOT Specialty Areas: Trauma, Adolescents, Adults, Body Psychotherapy, Pain management, Couples, Pastoral counseling
Other Specialty Areas: Contemplating Career Changes, Grief, Depression and Anxiety

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 am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Creative process, Parenting, Business
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Couple
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I offer training in Focusing for individuals, and Focusing-oriented Therapy.

I received my doctorate from the University of Chicago, where I studied Personality Processes and Focusing with Dr. Eugene Gendlin. I've been in private practice since 1982. I have conducted seminars on Focusing and Communication Skills in the US and several foreign countries. I had a long time affiliation with the Argosy University Illinois School for Professional Psychology.

A Sample of my Work:
About psychotherapy, see
and especially the section 'variables underlying the process events'

My Publications:
“Psychometric Development of Measures of In-session Focusing Activity: the Focusing-oriented Session Report and the Therapist Ratings of Client Process.” In J.C. Watson, R. Goldman, & M. Warner (Eds.), Client-centered and Experiential Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: Advances in Theory, Research and Practice. PCCS Books: Ross-on-Wye, UK, 2002.

“Unconditional Positive Regard: Constituent Activities.” In J. Bozarth & P. Wilkins (Eds.), Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice Volume 3: Unconditional Positive Regard . PCCS Books: Ross-on-Wye, UK, 2001.

“Focusing.” in R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Handbook of Innovative Therapy, Second Edition. New York: Wiley: New York, 2001.

“Experiential Psychotherapy.” In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition, 2. Wiley: New York, 2001.

“Reflective Listening.” In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Third Edition, 4. Wiley: New York, 2001.

“Exploring Psychotherapy Scientifically and Experientially.” In Feuerstein, H.J., Mueller, D., Weiser Cornell, A. (Eds.) Focusing im Prozess: Ein Lesebuch. GwG Verlag: Köln, 2000 (also available in English at

“Using statistical experiments with post-session client questionnaires as a student-centered approach to teaching the effects of therapist activities in psychotherapy.” In Hutterer, R., Pawlowsky, G., Schmid, P., & Stipsits, R. (Eds.) Client-centered and Experiential Psychotherapy: a Paradigm in Motion. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, 1996.

“Applying statistical control theory to bring together clinical supervision and psychotherapy research.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 4, 575-586, 1991.

“Ms C’s Focusing and cognitive functions.” In Lietaer, G., Rombauts, J., & Van Balen, R. (Eds.) Client-centered and experiential psychotherapy in the nineties. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 1990.

“Person-centered experiential psychotherapy.” In Zeig, J. What is Psychotherapy? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.

“Three focusing states applied to group work.” in Focusing Folio, 2, 1983.

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