Les Greenberg is a South African psychologist and one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples (EFT; a.k.a., Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples [EFT-C]). He is a Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario and also Director of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic  and the York University Psychotherapy Research Center, both at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Greenberg is actively involved in the training, research, and development of Emotion-Focused Therapy at the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic , and he travels throughout North America and internationally doing presentations and workshops in Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Greenberg has co-authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment. These include Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), Facilitating Emotional Change (1993), Emotion-focused therapy: Coaching clients to work through emotions (2002) and more recently Emotion-focused therapy of depression (2006) and Emotion-focused couple therapy: The dynamics of emotion, love and power. Dr. Greenberg is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a past President of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) from which he received a Distinguished Research Career award in 2004 He was recently awarded the Distinguished Contribution to the Profession of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has been on the editorial board of many psychotherapy journals, including currently the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, Gestalt Review and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Watson, J., Goldman, R., & Greenberg, L. (2008) Case studies of Emotion-focused therapy of Depression. Washington. D.C. APA Press.
Greenberg, LS and Watson, JC (2005) Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.
Greenberg, L. (2002). Emotion-focused therapy: Coaching clients to work through feelings. Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association Press. (Translated in German and Korean).
Elliott R, Watson J Goldman, R, Greenberg L.(2004) Learning Emotion focused therapy. Washington. D.C. APA
Horvath, A. & Greenberg, L. (Eds.) The Working Alliance: Theory, Research and Practice. N. Y. John Wiley. (1994).
Johnson, S. & Greenberg, L. (Eds.) (1994). The heart of the matter. Emotion in marriage and marital therapy. New York, Bruner Mazel.
Greenberg, L. & Paivio, S. (1997). Working with Emotion in Psychotherapy. New York Guilford Press. (Translated into Spanish & Italian).
Bohart, A. & Greenberg, L. (Eds.) (1997). Empathy Reconsidered: New Directions in Theory Research & Practice. Washington, D.C. APA Press.
Greenberg, L. Watson, J. & Lietaer, G. (Eds). (1998). Handbook of Experiential therapy. New York: Guilford Press.( translated into Italian)
Greenberg, L. Rice, L. & Elliott, R. (1993). Facilitating Emotional Change: The Moment-by-Moment Process: New York Guilford Press. (Translated into Spanish, Italian, German & Japanese).
Greenberg, L.S., & Johnson, S.M. (1988). Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. New York: Guilford Press.
Rice, L. & Greenberg, L. (Eds.) (1984). Patterns of change: An intensive analysis of psychotherapeutic process. New York: Guilford Press.
- Les Greenberg's EFT Website and Training Clinic - Emotion Focused Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Clinic at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- German Institute For Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Validating Gestalt. An Interview with Researcher, Writer, and Psychotherapist Leslie Greenberg by Leslie Grennberg and Philip Brownell; in: Gestalt!, 1/1997.