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Leslie Greenberg York University, Toronto, Canada

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto. Born in South Africa and originally an engineer where he came to believe in tacit knowledge, that we know more than we can say, he switched to psychology in 1970 and trained in both Person Centered and Gestalt therapy. He has been engaged in psychotherapy research for over 40 years.  He has authored major texts on Emotion Focused Therapy starting with the first books on Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986) and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988) and, Facilitating Emotional Change, with Laura Rice and Robert Elliott. More recent books are Emotion-Focused Therapy (2015), Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy with Rhonda Goldman (2015), Emotion-Focused therapy of Forgiveness and Letting Go (2019) with Catalina Woldarsky and Emotion -Focused Therapy of Generalized Anxiety (2017) with Jeanne Watson . He has received both the Early Career and the Distinguished Research Career award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research as well as the Carl Rogers and the Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research awards of the American Psychology Association. He also has received the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession. He is a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He now spends most of his time training people nationally and internationally in Emotion–Focused Therapy. He has two adult children and two grandchildren and all live in Toronto