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Milestones


Welcome to the Milestones page!  We update this page at the end of each month to acknowledge new Coordinators, Coordinators-in-Training, new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and FOTs) and those receiving the PFP award as of the end of the previous month.

 

MILESTONES MAY 2024

We are happy to congratulate 3 new Coordinators-in-Training (CiT's), 13 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 3 new Proficiency in Focusing Partnership (PFP) recipients. Those listed are as of April 30, 2024. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!



New Coordinators-in-Training

Kym Brennan, Canada
Coordinator: Addie Van Der Kooy
Supported by Patricia Manessy and Karen Whalen

Anja Tavenier, Netherlands
Coordinator: Claude Missiaen
Supported by Yehudit First and Jessica Delooz

Coriene ten Kate, Netherlands
Coordinator: Claude Missiaen
Supported by Yehudit First and Jessica Delooz


New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Leila Alieva, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih

Shai Ben Dor, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein Habar

Cinzia Brambilla Pisoni, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Maria (Mari) Cebuliak, Canada
Coordinator: Donna Steadman

Simone Costa, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Rita de Caroli, Italy
Coordinator: Maria Dionisio

Marta Galli, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Alessandra Giusti, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Hope Maltz, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

Giuseppe Sacco, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Yuki Tomioka, Japan
Coordinator: Hideki Kamimura

Romina Torrini, Italy
Coordinators: Emmy Parisi and Massimo Zarghetta

Sylwia Zyla, Poland
Coordinator: Claude Missiaen



Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Awards (PFP)

Michael Fok, Hong Kong, China
Teachers: Peter Cheung and Jessie Chan

Sharon Mormance, Slovenia
Teacher: Paula Gamble-Grant

Sara Tang, China
Teacher: Peter Cheung


MILESTONES APRIL 2024

We are happy to congratulate 5 new Coordinators-in-Training (CiT's), 21 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 13 new Proficiency in Focusing Partnership (PFP) recipients. Those listed are as of March 31, 2024. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!



New Coordinators-in-Training

Beata Dana, Switzerland
Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth
Supported by Florian Christensen and Akira Ikemi

Montserrat Calderón Moreno, Spain
Coordinator: Isabel Gascón
Supported by Kjell Ribert and Carlos González

Puying Chang, China
Coordinator: Chee-seung Chan
Supported by Jun Xu and Ming Li

Juan Jose Mendinueta Moreno, Spain
Coordinator: Rosa Martínez
Supported by Tomeu Barceló and Kjell Ribert

Flora Osborne, Spain
Coordinator: Isabel Gascón
Supported by Rosa Martínez and Carlos González


New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Edith Acosta, Italy
Coordinator: Patrizia Bonaca

María Celeste Arias Alvarez, Argentina
Coordinator: Carolina Ades

Cecilia Baker, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Lilia Nallely Bouchan Guerra, Mexico
Coordinator: Carolina Ades

Lindsay Campbell, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Chris Chan, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Laury Rappaport

Felipe Concha, Chile
Coordinator: Sergio Lara Cisternas

Yarden Dor, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein Habar

Irina Gordova, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih

David Klein, US
Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth

Fan Lang, China
Coordinator: Lindsay Hue-Mei Chang

Ngor Kwan (Janice) Li, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Joseph Sing and
Fanny Ko Yuet Fun

Wing Chuen Tetris Luk, UK
Coordinators: Joseph Sing and
Fanny Ko Yuet Fun

Karin Malka, Israel
Coordinator: Liora Bar Natan

Carrie Moy, US
Coordinator: Sandy Jahmi Burg

Ana Maria Oriana, Argentina
Coordinator: Carolina Ades

Asael Rappel, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein Habar

Smadar Richke, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein Habar

Long Yin Ron Tan, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Joseph Sing and
Fanny Ko Yuet Fun

Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, Iceland
Coordinator: Rob Foxcroft and
Evelyn Fendler-Lee, CIT

Ineke van Streepen, Netherlands
Coordinator: Aaffien de Vries



Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Awards (PFP)

Kalliopi Charalampidi, Greece
Lauren Dubowski, US
Joan Heduan, Ireland
Iryna Kokovska, Ukraine
Chi Ming Lau, Hong Kong, China
Ching Man (Dorothy) Lee, Hong Kong, China
Yiu Por Leung, Hong Kong, China
Farshad Masoomi, Canada
Nataliia Mazur, Ukraine
Kelsi Reeves, US
Chris Rothbauer, US
Iryna Vira, Ukraine
Jocelyn Weis, Australia

 

MILESTONES MARCH 2024

We are happy to congratulate 2 new Coordinators, 21 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 10 new Proficiency in Focusing Partnership (PFP) recipients. Those listed are as of February 29, 2024. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!



New Coordinators

 
Regina Jurgens

Regina Margarete Jürgens, Germany (Deutsch)
Mentoring Coordinator: Sergio Lara Cisternas
Supported by Achim Grube and Teresa Dawson

Regina Margarete Jürgens teaches Focusing as part of the German-Swiss Focusing Network, where Eugene Gendlin was a frequent guest. She combines Qigong with a physically noticeable Focusing experience, and teaches person-centered counseling to social workers. Regina is also a member of PCE Europe and the European Focusing Association (EFA).

 

 

Mei Hong

Mei Hong, China (中國人)
Mentoring Coordinator: Xu Jun
Supported by Li Ming, Jiang Hui and Guang Wang

Mei Hong has 12 years of Focusing training experience, participating in Focusing courses in China and abroad in recent years. She applies Focusing in her work as a psychological counselor and has a strong interest in helping people hear and express themselves by Focusing on their inner experience. She is committed to spreading Focusing and looks forward to having real and deep communication with people around the world through Focusing.


New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Cristina Andrei, Romania
Coordinators: Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Kazuko Ano, Japan
Coordinator: Ryuichi Tamura and Hideaki Fukumori, CiT

Lucy Iris Apetagon, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Tamara Aviles, Chile
Coordinator: Sergio Lara Cisternas

Irina-Domnina Conu-Radu, Romania
Coordinators: Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Elvira Griffoni, Italy
Coordinator: Patrizia Bonaca

Debra Henry, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

John I Turley, UK
Coordinator: Nancy Falls

Roni Katzman, Israel
Coordinator: Ifat Eckstein

Kathleen Kingsley-Hughes, UK
Coordinators: Kay Hoffmann and Peter Gill

Polina Kraskova, Russia
Coordinators: Maria Vetluzhskih and Charlotte Howorth

Connie Kuzdak, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Adi Lelior, Israel
Coordinator: Boaz Shavit

Catalina Andreea Lumpan, Romania
Coordinators: Florentina Palada and Georgeta Niculescu

Ozana Raluca Miron, Romania
Coordinators: Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Yifat Oshrat-Fink, Israel
Coordinator: Boaz Shavit

Phenix Pan, Portugal
Coordinator: Annat Gal on

Laura Sarbu, Romania
Coordinators: Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Eva Alexandra Serban, Romania
Coordinators: Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Matei Stanculescu, Romania
Coordinators: Eleonora Korbei, Georgeta Niculescu and Florentina Palada

Sachiyo Ushio, Japan
Coordinator: Ryuichi Tamura and Hideaki Fukumori, CiT



Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Awards (PFP)

Tak Yan Chan, Canada
Mei Kwan Cheng, Hong Kong, China
Yin Lai Cheung, China
Grant Garvie, Australia
Yuk Ha Leung, Hong Kong, China
Lee Ming Sin, Hong Kong, China
Chi Shan Tang, Hong Kong, China
Sui Yan Wong, Hong Kong, China
Shim Man Wu, Hong Kong, China
Jenny Yip, Hong Kong, China


MILESTONES FEBRUARY 2024

We are happy to congratulate 1 new Coordinator, 5 new Coordinators-in-Training (CIT), 24 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 9 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipients. Those listed are as of January 31, 2024. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!


New Coordinator

 
Maria Vetluzhskih

Maria Vetluzhskih,  Russia (Русский)
Mentoring Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth

Maria is a social psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy for more than 18 years. For the last 5 years she has been promoting and teaching Focusing in Russia. In her work as a psychotherapist, she is integrating Focusing-Oriented Therapy with Co-Experienсing Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. Providing psychological assistance, Maria strives to develop a unique recovery strategy and carefully accompany the client on the path of self-exploration and overcoming difficult life situations.


New Coordinators-In-Training

Rafael López Castaño, Spain
Mentoring Coordinator: Sergio Lara
Supported by Mónica Gómez Galáz and Natalia Calviño

Wing Yee Grace Chan, Hong Kong, China
Mentoring Coordinator: Laury Rappaport
Supported by Akira Ikemi and Jeffrey Morrison

Caroline Copestake, Spain
Mentoring Coordinator: Tomeu Barceló
Supported by Rosa Martínez and Kjell Ribert

Teresa Ramos Díaz, Spain
Mentoring Coordinator: Tomeu Barceló
Supported by Rosa Martínez and Carlos González

Anzhela Fomenko, Spain
Mentoring Coordinator: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
Supported by Josep Santacreu i Tanyà and Aaffien de Vries

 


New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Roxanna Aidano, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Hagit Barnea, Israel
Coordinator: Iris Gilboa

Debra Cortese, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

João Paulo De Souza, Brazil
Coordinator: Guilherme Wykrota Tostes

Yonit Deevon, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Ester Dreai, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Aliza Fenichel, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Elisa Garuglieri, Saudi Arabia
Coordinator: Olga Pasquini

Christina Hauser, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Neta Has, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Kevin Johnson, US
Coordinator: Peter Gill and Annette Dubreuil, CiT

Michal Juhn, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Elena Khatskelevich, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih

Sarit Kimchi, Israel
Coordinator: Liora Bar Natan

Zizi Liat Kujman, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Elena Kurtbedinova, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih

Shira Lichtig, Israel
Coordinator: Yiscah Schumer

Yoshihiro Nishioka, Japan
Coordinator: Hideki Kamimura

Massimiliano Patrovicchio, Italy
Coordinator: Olga Pasquini

Fulvia Ravenna, Italy
Coordinator: Bruna Blandino

Svetlana Raylyan, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih

Yam Haim Ron, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein Habar

Mina Roustayi, US
Coordinator: Nancy Falls

Pavel Slobodskiy, Russia
Coordinators: Charlotte Howorth and Maria Vetluzhskih



Proficiency in Partnership Awards (PFP)

Gaia Bartoli, Italy
Dan Colgan, Netherlands
Brenda Henry, US
Sara Li, Australia
Thanh Nguyen, US
Ana María Ramírez Mondoza, US
Claudia Silva, Chile
Barbara Slemmer, US
Tsz Kiu Tsang, Hong Kong, China



MILESTONES JANUARY 2024

We are happy to congratulate 2 new Coordinators, 1 new Coordinator-in-Training, 33 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 9 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipient. Those listed are as of December 31, 2023. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!

 


New Coordinators

 
Florian Christensen
Florian Christensen,  Switzerland (Deutch)

Mentoring Coordinator: Achim Grube
Supported by Lore Korbei and Sylvia Hübschen

Florian Christensen is a psychosocial person-centered counselor. He first learned about Focusing from Paula Ritz and Ursula Hüsser in Zurich. His further path with Focusing was accompanied by the Focusing network in Germany and Switzerland, by Petra Colombo, Evelyne Moor, Evelyn Fender-Lee, Friedgard Blob, Achim Grube and many others. He teaches Focusing in his own institute, as well as for pcaSuisse and in a school for complementary therapy.
 
 
Boaz Shavit
Boaz Shavit,  Israel  (עברית)
Mentoring Coordinator: Ifat Eckstein

Boaz Shavit is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and teacher with an M.A. in clinical psychology from Tel Aviv University. He has an interest in integrating Focusing into psychotherapy and believes that a deep connection with ourselves is the key to healing. He is also interested in connecting Focusing with both existential and spiritual questions.

New Coordinator-In-Training

Nicole Mitchell, Canada
Mentoring Coordinator: Florentina Sassoli Supported by Jim Iberg and Claude Missiaen


New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Arturo Alonso Organista, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Mari Carmen Aroca, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Sabine Beck, Germany
Coordinator: Peter Helmer

Edyta Borsuk, Poland
Coordinator: Claude Missiaen
and Joanna Kaczmarek, CiT

Judit Caberol, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Jimena Camón, Argentina
Coordinator: Florentina Sassoli

Marta de Arriba Garcia, Spain
Coordinators: Rosa M. Martinez Gonzales
and Isabel Gascon

Claudia Fernandez Diaz, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Pablo García Gutiérrez, Spain
Coordinator: Rosa M. Martinez Gonzales

Sabina Ghidoni, Italy
Coordinator: Patrizia Bonaca

Leonor Gross, Spain
Coordinators: Rosa M. Martinez Gonzalez
and Isabel Gascon

Ines Guariguata, US
Coordinators: Ann Weiser Cornell and Peter Gill

Lihi Hamak, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein-Habar

Jana Huetter, Switzerland
Coordinator: Achim Grube
and Florian Christensen, CiT

Ibán Hurtado Picó, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Maria Iraida, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Carlos Javier López Castilla, Spain
Coordinator: Rosa M. Martinez Gonzales

Elena Marchese Gómez, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Karen Marfil, Venezuela
Coordinator: Paula Travaglini

Cristina Martín Martín, Spain
Coordinators: Rosa M. Martinez Gonzales and Tomeu Barcelo Rosello

Marta Pinzolas, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Jaume Puchades, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá

Robert Ragucci, US
Coordinator: Nancy Falls

Liron Raines, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein-Habar

Ragna Reiske, Germany
Coordinator: Nancy Falls

Lucia Cristina Sales de Oliveira, Brazil
Coordinators: Ana Lidia Mafra Bicalho de Oliveira and Maria Luiza Rocha de Andrade

Eran Shasha Evron, Israel
Coordinator: Dana Ganihar

Xiaoyan Sun, China
Coordinators: Xu Jun and Li Ming

Paschalis Vavelidis, Greece
Coordinator: Anna Karali

James Warwick, UK
Coordinator: Addie vander Kooy

Agnieszka Zaborowska, Poland
Coordinator: Darek Tkaczyk

Ting Kai Terrence Zee, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Laury Rappaport

Rosa Cabré Boqué, Spain
Coordinators: Mentxu Martín-Aragón
and Josep Santacreu Tanyá



Proficiency in Partnership Awards (PFP)

Amichai Amar, US
Heather Jensen, US
Sopio Makadze, Georgia
Blake O'Connor, US
Deborah Orandon, US
Tierney Powers US
Jessica Rutolo, Italy
Jessica Sanderson, US
Vivian Wong, Hong Kong, China

 


MILESTONES DECEMBER 2023

We are happy to congratulate 1 new Coordinator-in-Training (CIT), 19 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 13 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipients. Those listed are as of November 30, 2023. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!

Coordinators-in-Training (CiT)

Iuliana Dogaru, Romania
Mentoring Coordinator:  Charlotte Howorth
Supported by: Kjell Ribert and Georgeta Niculescu

Jessica Zormann, Canada
Mentoring Coordinator: Naty Calviño
Supported by Jan Winhall and Nancy Falls

New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Sabrina Bellu, Italy
Coordinator: Laura Maria Talamoni

Stephan Bernard, Switzerland Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Annina Buchli, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Yvonne Christen, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Cliodhna Davis, UK
Coordinators: Harriet Teeuw and René Veugelers

Anja Edelmann, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Magali Sol Giovanelli Petito, Argentina
Coordinator: Paula Travaglini

Noemí Graciela Petito, Argentina
Coordinator: Paula Travaglini

Verena Gysin Felber, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Andrea Isler, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Isabel Karrer, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Duscha Kistler, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Adelheid Koller, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Sze Man Lai, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Chee Seung Chan

Tsui Fan Fanny Lee, Hong Kong, China Coordinator: Chee Seung Chan

Sau Fan Helena Loo, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Chee Seung Chan

Sara Sommer, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Amanda van Vegten, Switzerland
Coordinator: Eveline Moor Züllig

Cristina Vincenzi, Italy
Coordinator: Patrizia Bonaca

Proficiency In Partnership Awards (PFP)

Elizabeth P. Berg, US
Colin Berg, US
Lik Hang Chan, Hong Kong, China
Annie Siu Hing Chan, Canada
Chloe Choi, Hong Kong, China
Suk Wan Chow, Hong Kong, China
Ariane Giezeman, Netherlands

Claudia Goetzelmann, US
Carrie Holladay, US
Michelle Kinder, US
Stacy Lewis, US
Anke Martin, Germany
Yimfong Voon, Australia


MILESTONES NOVEMBER 2023

We are happy to congratulate 1 new Coordinator, 7 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 1 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipient. Those listed are as of October 31, 2023. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!

New Coordinator

Josep

Josep Santacreu i Tanyà, Spain Catalán/Español
Mentoring Coordinator: Sergio Lara
Supported by Robert Lee, Aaffien de Vries and Salvador Moreno

Josep Santacreu i Tanyà is a psychologist and psychotherapist with an expertise in humanistic psychology. He first learned about Focusing in 1995 from Carlos Alemany and trained in Barcelona and Madrid. Along with his partner and Focusing Coordinator Mentxu Martín-Aragón, he currently runs the FocusingTHuS training center in Madrid.

 
 

New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Shirly Bashan, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Marina Bergen, Canada
Coordinator: Donna Steadman

Robert Décarie, Canada
Coordinators: Patricia Manessy and Michèle Jodoin, CiT

Ety Gershy Harif, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Hsiaochien Lee, Taiwan
Coordinator: Lindsay Huei-Mei Chang

Stefania Turelli, Italy
Coordinator: Monica Zambelli

Sujey Villalobos, Canada
Coordinators: Jan Winhall, Leslie Ellis and Serge Prengel, CiT

Proficiency in Partnership Awards (PFP)

Andrea Orndorff, USA


 

 

MILESTONES OCTOBER 2023

We are happy to congratulate 3 new Coordinators (CC's), 1 new Coordinator-in-Training (CiT), 15 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 1 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipient. Those listed are as of September 30, 2023. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!


New Coordinators

Stephen Adler, Brazil
Stephen Adler, Brazil
Mentoring Coordinator: Lynn Preston

Stephen Adler is a Focusing practitioner and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist. He is a founder of Implicit Relational Therapy and operates a private practice specializing in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, art therapy and sensori-motor therapy, among other fields. He is a visiting professor at UNIFESP Sao Paulo Brazil and a board-certified expert in post-traumatic stress.
 
 
Isabel Adon, U
Isabel Adon, USA
Mentoring Coordinator: Lynn Preston

Isabel Adon is an Afro-Latinx born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, New York. She has been a meditator for over 20 years, practicing in the tradition of Vipassana and leading meditation sits at New York Insights. Isabel is an instructor on Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT) and Indigenous Tools for Living (ITFL). She is a certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist and a member of the leadership committee on FORCE (Focusing Oriented Relational Community Empowerment), a program that works to bring the Focusing philosophy free of charge to those who may not have access. As a psychotherapist, she also works with individuals through her private practice.
 
Maria Skoufas, US
Maria Skoufas, USA
Mentoring Coordinator: Beth Mahler

Maria Skoufas has been a Focuser for 20 years, and a Certified Focusing Professional since 2017. She is currently teaching a two-year Focusing Certification Program in collaboration with Beth Mahler. The goal of the program is to deepen one’s own Focusing experience and to prepare and inspire the participants to bring Focusing into their communities. It is her belief that Focusing brings awareness to living life creatively, and that the practice facilitates accessing the genius that lies within all of us.

 

 

Coordinators in Training 

Alberto Dalle Rive Carli, Italy
Mentoring Coordinator: Germana Ponte
Supporting Coordinators: Bruna Blandino and Louisa Toriggia
 

New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Hil Wai Cheung, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and
Sandy Ng

Mun Yee Lee, Canada
Coordinators: Jan Winhall, Leslie Ellis and Serge Prengel, CiT

L.A. McCrae, USA
Coordinators: Jan Winhall, Leslie Ellis and Serge Prengel, CiT

Fotios Papadopoulos, Greece
Coordinator: Anna Karali

Fernanda Cecin, Japan
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

Tomasz Radkiewicz, Poland
Coordinator: Darek Tkaczyk

Sara Katulska, Poland
Coordinator: Darek Tkaczyk

 

Ione Neves de Moura, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Kenia Jeber, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Henrique Bezerra Cardoso, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Renato Chaves Pirfo, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Lydia Giacon, Brazil
Coordinator: Matheus Cautiero

Angelika Pikulik, Germany
Coordinators: Achim Grube and Florian Christensen, CiT

Rong Wang, China
Coordinator: Neva Li

Christiane Henkel, Germany
Coordinators: Achim Grube and Florian Christensen, CiT


Proficiency in Partnership Awards (PFP)

Virginia Bousquet, USA

 


MILESTONES SEPTEMBER 2023

We are happy to congratulate 2 new Coordinators (CC), 22 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 4 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipients. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. Those listed are as of August 31, 2023.  We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!

 


New Coordinators

Serge Prengel,  USA
Mentoring Coordinators: Jan Winhall and Leslie Ellis

Serge Prengel is a therapist and a co-founder of the Integrative Focusing Therapy online training program. He was trained in Focusing, Core Energetics and Somatic Experiencing. Serge has been exploring creative approaches to working with Polyvagal Mindfulness. See ActivePause.com for further information.
 
Christine le Coutre, Germany
Mentoring Coordinators: Hejo Feuerstein, supported by Ruth Hirsch and Sergio Lara

Christine le Coutre is a psychologist, person-centered counselor, therapist and supervisor. She has been working for 26 years with the person-centered and experiential approach in various professional fields. She is co-founder of the Institute for Person-Centered and Experiential Offerings - IPEA and member of the editorial team of PERSON - International Journal for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling. Christine is particularly interested in Focusing in the context of psycho-social professionalization and the application of Focusing in counseling practice and in leadership.

New Certified Focusing Professionals 

Alaa Al-henawi, Palestine
Coordinators: Rob Foxcroft and Mohamed Altawil

Federica Anastasia, Italy
Coordinator: Germana Ponte

Santiago Arjona, Colombia
Coordinator: Carolina Ades

Yehia Ali Ouda Awad, Palestine
Coordinators: Rob Foxcroft and Mohamed Altawil

Or Bar Natan, Israel
Coordinators: Ifat Eckstein and Ifat Peres, CiT

Elisabetta Baschirotto, Italy
Coordinator: Germana Ponte

Dikla Bendelac Badash, Israel
Coordinator: Yardem Kerem

Hoi Ying Chan, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and Sandy Ng

Pui-ling Chau, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and Amos Cheung, CiT

Sigal Cohen, Israel
Coordinator: Yardem Kerem

Mathias Dekeyser, Belgium
Coordinators: Claude Missiaen,
Chris Van de Veire and Jessica Delooz

Eshkar Erblich-Brifman, Israel
Coordinator: Yardem Kerem

 

Bill Gayner, Canada
Coordinators: Rob Roxcroft and Evelyn Fendler-Lee

Wai Man Ho, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and Amos Cheung, CiT

Man Hing Michelle Hui, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and Sandy Ng

Sharon Ivri, Israel
Coordinator: Yardem Kerem

Wing man Ng, Hong Kong, China
Coordinators: Peter Cheung and Amos Cheung, CiT

Noga Panai, Israel
Coordinators: Ifat Eckstein and Ifat Peres, CiT

Anna Raczkiewicz, Poland
Coordinator: Darek Tkaczyk

Silvia Raquel Sarquis, Argentina
Coordinator: Monica Perez Iturraspe

Analía Karina Stricagnola, Argentina
Coordinator: Monica Perez Iturraspe

Yonatan Tushinski, Israel
Coordinators: Ifat Eckstein and Ifat Peres, CiT

Proficiency in Partnership Awards (PFP)

Gitte Bowman Bak, Denmark
Sivan Lavie, Israel
Marianne Silva, USA
Jackima Tatum, USA

 


MILESTONES AUGUST 2023

We are happy to congratulate a new Coordinator (CC), 11 new Certified Focusing Professionals (including Trainers and Focusing-Oriented Therapists) and 11 new Proficiency in Partnership (PFP) recipients. Congratulations to each of them on their achievement. Those listed are as of July 31, 2023. We wish them all the very best in their ongoing endeavors!

New Coordinator

Sigal Ketsev Golan, Israel / עברית
Mentoring Coordinators: Dan Schachter and Dana Ganihar

Sigal Ketsev-Golan is a psychotherapist who teaches Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy through both virtual and in-person sessions. Sigal has a deep interest in the idea of breaking free from restricting models and moving towards healing, creativity and growth. She continues to deepen into the Philosophy of the Implicit, TAE and learn from the wisdom of other paths.  

New Certified Focusing Professionals

Gijs Bosma, Netherlands
Coordinators: Aaffien de Vries and Jessie Delooz

Miko Brown, USA
Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth

Peng Fu, China
Coordinators: Xu Jun and Li Min

Christina Griggio, Italy
Coordinator: Bruna Blandino

Chunhua Guo, China
Coordinator: Xu Jun and Li Ming

Lucie Martin, France
Coordinator: Bernadette Lamboy
 

Paul Moxham, Australia
Coordinator: Jayne Quayle

Mika Rosenthalis-Zuzovsky, Israel
Coordinators: Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner

Gitit (Guitit) Shriqui, Australia
Coordinators: Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner

Wan Chi Vincci Tse, Hong Kong, China
Coordinator: Laury Rappaport

Ofer Yifrach, Israel
Coordinator: Bilha Frolinger


New Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Awards (PFP)

Terry Bowling, USA

Isa Brown, Aruba

Nikoleta Konstantia Charistou, Greece

Mary Chew, USA

Laura Gaggero, Italy

Terpsithea Giannakopoulou, Greece

 

 

Ran Johnson, USA

Oleksandr Martynov, Czech Republic

Dimitris Mougios, Greece

Tak Chi Shing,
Hong Kong, China

Dania Vagia, Greece

 


MILESTONES JULY 2023
New Coordinators
 
Georgeta Niculescu, Romania / Română
Mentoring Coordinator: Lore Korbei

Georgeta Niculescu has been practicing person-centered psychotherapy for over 20 years. She is a founding member and current president of the Romanian Association of PCP, and is vice president of the Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy. Her interests range from philosophy and the intricacies of human existence to photography, film and literature. She places trust in the process of life flow, and names love, work and respect as just a few of her core values.

 
Florentina Palada, Romania / Română
Mentoring Coordinator: Lore Korbei

Florentina Palada, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, trainer, supervisor and psychotherapist in person-centered psychotherapy. A founding member of the Romanian Association of Person-Centered Psychotherapy, she is also a member of PCE-Europe and WAPCEPC. She has worked in the field of psychotherapy for more than 20 years, and has been very involved in creating a community for both person-centered psychotherapy and Focusing in Romania. She says, "Every human meeting is an inspiring one and Focusing brings so much richness, freshness and creativity in the way life could be lived."

 
Kie Yano, Japan / 日本語
Mentoring Coordinator: Akira Ikemi and Toshihiro Uchida
Supported by Teruyuki Chikada

Kie Yano is a psychotherapist and teaches psychology to students at a college. She was interested in “presence” at the beginning of her research. She currently researches on the interaction of felt sense and symbols based on Gendlin's philosophy. She is also interested in art, especially the novelty that arises from the felt sense and photography of their own collage and Asking from the listener. Her Collage Work is done in groups or pairs, and through these works she published the book Focusing and Collage in 2021. She also works on Focusing with children. She translated with her colleagues Focusing with Children by Malta in 2010. Currently she conducts workshops and develops works on Children and Focusing with her peers.


New Coordinators-in-Training (CiTs)

Amona Buechler, Germany
Mentoring Coordinator: Fiona Parr
Supported by: Beth Mahler and Ria van Hage

Maria Hakasalo, Finland
Mentoring Coordinator: Gabriela Riveros
Supported by Edgardo Riveros and Maria Luiza Rocha

Shira Klien, Israel
Mentoring Coordinator: Liora Bar-Natan
Supported by Dana Ganihar and Iris Gilboa

Shimpei Okamura, Japan
Mentoring Coordinator: Li Ming
Supported by Xu Jun and Akira Ikemi


New Certified Focusing Professionals
 

Grazia Azzali, Italy
Coordinator: Roberto Tecchio

Nicolas Baldwin, France
Coordinators: Greg Madison and Frank Boch

Noam Bao Lavi, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Danielle Benarroch, Israel
Coordinator: Yehudit First

Antoinette Biehlmeier, Singapore
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

Kcehnr Ksenila Boaohoc Vodonos, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Lauren Cohen, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell and Peter Gill

Dotan Dor, US
Coordinator: Liora Bar

Natan Megan Duczminski, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Michal Erlich, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Tomer Haber, Israel
Coordinator: Liora Bar Natan

Kim Isaak, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin

Rebecca Jackson-Aydelette, US
Coordinator: Sandy Jahmi

Burg Nithya Jayaraman, US
Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth

Artur Khorunzhiy, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Candas Kilic, Turkey
Coordinator: Greg Madison and Frank Boch

Natalia Knyazeva, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Livia Luberto, Italy
Coordinator: Roberto Tecchio

Anna Mazurak, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Thayna Meirelles, Brazil
Coordinator: Ana Lidia Mafra and Maria Luiza
 

Roche Andrade Anait Meliksetyan, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Monica Miller, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

Matthew Mukash, Canada
Coordinator: Dennis Windego

Daria Mukhsinyatova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Ilaria Olimpico, Italy
Coordinator: Roberto Tecchio

Lyudmila Ovchinnikova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Michael Oved, Israel
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Polina Pallo, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Olesya Panova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Matt Parker, Australia
Coordinator: Jo Kennedy

Naira Parsadanyan, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Elena Pavlova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Vladimir Pogodin, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Livia Rota, Italy
Coordinator: Monica Zambelli

Irina Saltanova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Isabel Santos, Brazil
Coordinator: Guilherme Tostes

Igor Vasilyev, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Marta Wanczyk, Ireland
Coordinator: Marta Fabregat

Jill Wilson, Canada
Coordinator: Anne Poonwassie

Oksana Zakharova, Russia
Coordinator: Svetlana Kutukova

Tzofnat Zehavi, Israel
Coordinator: Liora Bar Natan

New Certified Focusing Professionals (June)

Albert Adout, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein-Habar

Claudia Arena, Belgium
Coordinators: René Veugelers and Harriette Teeuw

Helga Arnaids, Iceland
Coordinator: Beatrice Blake

Gudrun Arnalds, Iceland
Coordinator: Beatrice Blake

Pino Bolongaro, Italy
Coordinator: Nicoletta Corsetti

Charlotte Faris, US
Coordinators: Nina Joy Lawrence and Patricia Omidian

Liron Nina Galanos, Israel
Coordinator: Chen Ein-Habar
 

Florinda Ines Gramajo, Argentina
Coordinators: Eny Ottini and Cecilia Burgos

Galya Harish, Israel
Coordinator: Annat Gal-on

Tamar Karasso, Israel
Coordinator: Annat Gal-on

Angela Parmer, US
Coordinator: Ann Weiser Cornell

Achva Roichman, US
Coordinator: Yarden Kerem

Stirling Steward, UK
Coordinators: Greg Madison and Frank Boch

Theresa Tenney, US
Coordinator: Charlotte Howorth



New Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Awards (PFP)
 

Lisa Alteio, US

Candace Anderson, US

Victoria Cali, US

Michelle Caruso, US

Cecilia Mee Yee Chan, Hong Kong, China

Sau Chun Chan, Hong Kong, China

Yin Hing Hedeaky Chan, Hong Kong, China

Naomi Choi, UK

Phillip Coulson, US

Francesca Degani, Italy

Luisa Del Turco, Italy

Aileen Ferguson, UK

Sin Yan Ho, Hong Kong, China

San Hung, Hong Kong, China

Chui Ying Lai, Hong Kong, China

Wai Man Esther Li, Hong Kong, China

Hiu Ying Lok, Hong Kong, China

Emily Mendez, US

Rebecca Nevers, US

Kristen Portney, Portugal

Camella Potter, US

Robert Ragucci, US

Ragna Reiske, Germany

Mina Roustayi, US

Maureen Sherman, Canada

Hong Shiu Ching Ada, Hong Kong, China

Paul Sloan, Austria

Francesco Spada, Italy

Alison To, China

Yuen Fan To, Hong Kong, China

Renee Watters, US

Lai Fong Wong, Hong Kong, China

Stefano Zoletto, Italy