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FOT Articles



English (Eugene Gendlin)

Gendlin, E.T. (1972). Therapeutic procedures with schizophrenic patients. In M. Hammer (Ed.), The theory and practice of psychotherapy with specific disorders, pp. 333-375. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 

Gendlin, E.T. (1973). Experiential psychotherapy. In R. Corsini (Ed.), Current psychotherapies, pp. 317-352. Itasca, IL: Peacock. 

Gendlin, E.T. (1986). Let your body interpret your dreams. Wilmette, IL: Chiron.

Gendlin, E.T. (1991). On emotion in therapy. In J.D. Safran & L.S. Greenberg (Eds.), Emotion, psychotherapy and change, pp. 255-279. New York & London: Guilford. Available at 

Gendlin, E.T. (1996). Focusing-oriented psychotherapy. A manual of the experiential method. New York: Guilford.


English (Other Authors)

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Afford, Peter ‘Reflections on Being (Some Sort of) a ‘Focusing-Oriented’ Therapist‘ 

Dearly, B (2019). Restoring the wholeness of being: Working with trauma from the FOT perspective. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia. 7 (2). 

Depestele, F. (2013). How to make therapy experiential when the client is far from the experiential level. Paper presented at the 25th International Focusing Conference, May 29 - June 2, 2013. Lucerne, Switzerland. 

Depestele, F. (2014). Experiential psychotherapy consists of three therapeutic relationships. Paper presented at the Third International Conference On Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapies, May 15-18, 2014, Stony Point Center, Stony Point, New York. 

Ellis, L. (2014). Living the Dream: The Evolution of Focusing-Oriented Dream Work. In G.Madison (Ed.), Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Therapy (pp. 166-177). London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Friedman, Neil (2004) ‘Eugene Gendlin’s Approach to Psychotherapy: An Awareness of “Experiencing

Hendricks-Gendlin, Marion H. ‘An Experiential Version of Unconditional Positive Regard‘ 

Hendricks, M.N. (2007). Focusing-Oriented Experiential Psychotherapy: How To Do It. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2007, 61(3), 271-284. 

Ikemi, A. (2019). A Portrait of a Person Seen Through the Four Dimensions of Focusing, Journal of Humanistic Counseling 58 : 233-248. DOI: 10.1002/johc.12122

Ikemi, A. (2017). The Radical Impact of Experiencing on Psychotherapy Theory: An Examination of Two Kinds of Crossings. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 16:2, 159-172. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2017.1323668

Kaczmarczyk, I. (in press, 2020) Moments of Movement in Experiential Psychotherapy of Clients Suffering from Addiction.  From treating a symptom to psychotherapy of a person. Warsaw, Poland, Addiction and Co-Addiction Therapy magazin  

Klagsbrun, Joan & Lynn, Preston (2105) Don’t go it alone’. Psychotherapy Networker. May/June. 

Klagsbrun, Joan & Friedman, Neil (2006) ‘Hallmarks of Focusing-oriented Therapy‘ 

Joan Klagsbrun (2014) River of Knowing: A Journey with Focusing. In Inner Dialogue in Daily Life. Charles Eigen (ed.) Jessica Kingsley P.

Murasato, T., Tokumaru, S, Morotomi, Y., Sakuramoto, H., Osako, K., Suetake, Y. (2010). Crossing Some Eastern Concepts With The Implicit and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy (FOT): Murasato’s Theory of the Co-Grounding of Art, Life, and Mental Illness.

McGuire-Bouwman, Kathleen (2006) ‘”Caring Confrontation” in Experiential Psychotherapy

Parker, R. (2015). Focusing oriented therapy with an adolescent sex offender. In J. Briere, J. Hopper, D. Rozelle, and D. Rome (Eds.), Contemplative methods in trauma treatment:Integrating mindfulness and other approaches.  New York: Guilford.

Parker, R. (2014). Focusing oriented therapy: the message from research. In G. Madison (Ed.), The theory and practice of focusing oriented psychotherapy: Beyond the talking cure. London: Kinglsey.

Strohl, James (2018) ‘What is Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy?

Weiser Cornell, A. (2013). Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change. New York & London: Norton & Company.

Ozier, Douglas P;James, Susan.  Honouring the Body in Psychotherapy: Using Neuroscience to Strengthen Gendlin's Directive. Constructivism in the Human Sciences; 2004; 9, 1; ProQuest Central pg. 19

Gendlin’s unique contribution to dreamwork: Embodying helpful and contrary elements to bring in the new (in press, 2020). Senses of Focusing, Moore, J. & Kypriotakis, N. (Eds.) Athens, Greece: Eurasia Publications.

Body dreamwork: Using focusing to find the life force inherent in dreams (2019/2020). International Body Psychotherapy Journal: The Art and Science of Somatic Praxis, 18(2), p. 75-85.

Hendricks-Gendlin, Mary. The Revolutionary Pause.