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Upcoming FOAT Trainings, Workshops, and Events

​Due to COVID-19 challenges, all events and trainings will be online until further notice.

September 18 - December 18, 2023


Level 1: Foundations and Approaches of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT and FOAT Faculty

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8 Group Meetings • Monday, Sept. 18th - Dec. 18th, 2023    Click here to view all group meeting dates
Meetings take place from 3:00pm- 6:30pm PT  /  6:00pm - 9:30pm ET  /  Click here for your time zone

Level 1: Foundations and Approaches of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT and FOAT Faculty

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to FOAT® or permission of Training Director with equivalent experience

Level 1 provides an overview of the history, foundational principles, main FOAT approaches, and essential concepts and practices of Gendlin’s Focusing. Training includes didactic material, video, readings, demonstrations, experiential practice, and group supervision to learn the foundations of FOAT including: Focusing Attitude, Self-Focusing, Theme-Directed FOAT, Clearing a Space with Arts, FOAT Check-in, Working on an Issue, along with arts and verbal reflections. Level 1 emphasizes learning the foundational practices for oneself, along with beginning partnership skills of presence, witnessing and listening reflections.

Registration information

Registration will open in a few months (mid-year 2023).  Sign up for our email list to get the latest updates and make sure you don't miss our Early Bird!


  • Registration Cost   Includes 8 group meetings + one 30 minute individual supervision session

    • Early Bird Special: $900 USD

    • Regular Price: $1000 USD

  • Scholarship/Work-Study: We are currently accepting scholarship/work-study applications. Please note we will review applications after Level 1 registration begins. If you would like an application, or have any questions, please email us!


For more training information, please view our FOAT® Training Program page!

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Update for FOAT® Training:


The Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) online course is now available for those who wish to fulfill the prerequisite to begin Level 1 in September!

This course contains the video recording of our March 6th teleconference, along with handouts, resources, and documentation assignments. To complete this course, you must watch the video recording, do the 3 exercises, and submit 3 completed documentation assignments (see more details in the online course).


FOAT® Training Program

We are excited to launch our newly updated FOAT® Online Training Program! The training includes all of the previous content but it is now streamlines into 5 levels instead of 6. There is additional supervision and FOAT Coaching to strengthen the online learning format. In addition, awards and Certifications can be earned after Levels 2, 4, and 5.


For more information, including course descriptions, costs, and dates, visit our FOAT® Training Program page

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