The Emotion Revolution – Don’t just talk about it! is an integrative and experiential congress and summit on emotions in psychotherapy. The overarching questions we seek to answer are:

What are the essentials of the different ways of working experientially with emotions in psychotherapy? What are similarities and differences between different approaches? Can the different voices come together to produce a better understanding of emotions in psychotherapy? What research and development is needed to take the next step?

We invite people to submit abstracts to present their research projects at a poster session during the conference. We invite you to send in abstracts for both completed research projects and for work in progress. Relevant topics include research on emotions, process research, research on change processes, outcome studies, case studies, qualitative and quantitative research, and pilot studies. The Program Committee for the conference will consider all incoming abstracts.

Practical information
– Minimum 1 person (maximum 2 persons) must be available for presenting the posters during poster sessions.
– The official conference language will be English, and submissions must be made in English.
– The posters must be presented by the first author or co-author.
– Posters should be structured using the following headings: Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion
– Poster dimensions will be 32″ x 40″ (80cm x 100cm) portrait.
– Posters will also be published electronically on, and must be submitted by March 15th 2018 in high resolution pdf-format.
– All submissions must be sent to the following email address by September 15th 2017:
– Notifications of acceptance will be emailed October 2017.

Keynote speakers

Leslie Greenberg

Dr. Leslie Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples. You can watch a short interview with him here:

Allan Abbass

Dr. Allan Abbass is the founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Abbass’s clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), particularly on how unprocessed emotion plays a part in medically unexplained physical symptoms. You can watch an interview with him here:

Diana Fosha

Dr. Diana Fosha is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. You can watch an interview with her here:

Paul Gilbert

Dr. Paul Gilbert is the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), an approach that focuses on building an emotionally healthier relationship with oneself. You can watch an interview with him here:

Janina Fisher

Dr. Janina Fisher is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She is well known for her expertise as both a therapist and speaker on the topic of trauma and the body in psychotherapy.
You can watch a short interview with her here:

Steven Hayes

Dr. Steven Hayes is renown for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive-behavior therapy which focuses on relating to and accepting ones emotions. You can watch his TED-talk here:

“For many years you have talked about me. Behind my back. Over my head. Shouting at me. At times you haven’t even acknowledged my existence, and never have you truly listened to me. I want this to change. I need you to be with me. Sit down with me, and take me seriously. Stay with me long enough for me to tell you about my deepest longings and my heartfelt needs. If you do, I will fuel your voice in the world with magic power and create human connections for you. If you won’t, I will likely cause hell. It’s up to you! I am emotion.”