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Greg Madison, M.A., Ph.D., Dipl.-Psych.

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist (FOT) Information:
Clinical Training: MA, post-MA in counselling psychology, post-MA in existential psychotherapy, trained clinical supervisor, PhD in psychotherapy
Licensed By: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, British Psychological Society, European Association for Psychotherapy, Health Professions Council Reg (UK).
FOT Specialty Areas: Adults, Couples, Pastoral counseling
Other Specialty Areas: intercultural work, foreignness, sexuality, existential issues, supervision, transitions, work stress, anxiety and depression, loss of meaning, relational issues

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, College students and/or their teachers, Body Work, Creative process, Medical Applications, Business, Work Projects, Social Change/ Conflict Mediation/ Community Development
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Existential-Phenomenological,
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I came to Focusing years ago while completing my BA in psychology, in Canada. Since then I have lived in Europe and integrated Focusing into almost all that I do. Currently I teach Focusing to psychotherapists and counsellors as well as to lawyers on a mediation training. I have completed a PhD on the experience of living in a foreign land and how it affects a person's experience of home; again incorporating Focusing. My main interests are in existential psychotherapy, Focusing in hospitals, Focusing-oriented supervision for psychotherapists, conflict resolution, the potential for Focusing in international relations, the question of being-at-home in the world, and Focusing in business settings.

A Sample of my Work:
for published articles and more information on myself and my work.

My Publications:

Madison, G. (Ed.), (2014). Theory and practice of focusing-oriented psychotherapy-Beyond the talking cure. Volume I. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Madison, G. (Ed.). (2014). Emerging practice in focusing-oriented psychotherapy – Innovative theory and applications. Vol. II. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley.

(2011) Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue. by Barnett, L. and Madison, G. (eds.)

The End of Belonging: Untold Stories of Leaving Home and the Psychology of Globalization
by Greg A Madison, PhD .(2009)

Existential Migration: Voluntary migrants' experiences of not being-at-home in the world
by Greg A Madison, PhD .(2010)

HIV and Human Being by Greg A Madison, PhD.(2010)

Book Chapters

(2004) Madison, G. ‘Hospital Philosophy: The Frame in Hospital Therapy’ in The Therapeutic Frame in Clinical Contexts, M. Luca, Ed. London: Brunner-Routledge
(2004) ‘Focusing-Oriented Supervision’ in Freedom to Practice K. Tudor and M. Worrall, Eds. London: PCCS Books
(2005) ‘Bereavement and Loss’ in Existential Perspectives on Human Issues, A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice, E. van Deurzen and C. Arnold-Baker, Eds. London: Palgrave-MacMillan
(2009) Madison, G. Evocative Supervision. In Existential Perspectives on Supervision. Emmy van Deurzen & Sarah Young (Eds).
(2012) Madison, G. Let your body be your coach. In Existential Perspectives on Coaching. Emmy van Deurzen & Monicak Hanaway
Articles in Refereed Journals

(1987) Swartz, Paul and Madison, Greg. Contributions to Psychohistory: Betwixt and Between. J. of Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 65: 3-18
(1987) Kuiken, Don and Madison, Greg. The Effects of Death Contemplation on Meaning and Purpose in Life, Omega. J of Death and Dying, Vol 18: 99-108
(1999) Madison, Greg HIV and Human Being, Folio. J. of Focusing and Experiential Therapy, Vol 18: 78-9
(This summary is based upon an MA thesis, offering a Heideggerian analysis of what might be learned from the experience of HIV+ gay men. The full text is now available as a textbook, listed above)
(2000) Existential, not Pathological., J of Existential Analysis, Vol. 11.2: 124-138
(2001) Focusing, Intersubjectivity, and ‘therapeutic intersubjectivity. Rev. of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol.XXVI, No1: 3-16
(2001) Framing Death - Existential and Communicative Therapy. J. of Exist. Anal. Vol. 12: 85-101
(2002) Illness… and its Human Values. J of Existential Analysis, Vol. 13.1: 10-30
(2003) One of Us – Community Care Policy. J of Existential Analysis. 14.2: 320-33
(2005) Habermas, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation. J. of Existential Analysis 16.2: 208-20
(2006) Existential Migration. Existential Analysis 17.2: 238-60
(2007) Unsettling Thought. Existential Analysis 18.2: 220-29
(2010) Focusing on Existence: Five facets of an experiential-existential model. Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies
Vol 9 (3): 189-204.
Other Articles
(2001) Madison, Greg. ‘Strain Spotting’ in The Health Service Journal. Issue Sept.6: 7-8
(2001) ‘What is Being in Hospital?’ in Hermeneutic Circular, Issue January: 8-9
(2001) ‘Becoming and Being a Doctor’ in Hermeneutic Circular, Issue May:7
(2001) ‘General Hospital Therapy’ in Univ. Assoc. of Couns. and Psychoth. Newsletter. Issue 6, Spring: 13-6
(2002) ‘Bereavement and Bereavement Counselling’ in Inside the Human Body, Part 161:9-12
(2003) 'Focusing as Therapy for the Therapist’ in The Focusing Connection, November: 1-2
(2003) ‘Post-Human Future, Post-Dasein Therapy’ in Hermeneutic Circular, July: 4-5
(2003) ‘Focusing and Therapeutic Intersubjectivity’ in Staying in Focus, The Focusing Institute Newsletter, Vol.III,No.1 (Jan): 5-6
(2008) 'The Struggle for Authenticity in the Second Act'.

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