Alberta E Pos

Associate Professor

PhD, C.Psych

Locations / Contact Info:

108B Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 20762

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


PhD - 2006
York University

BSc - 1996
University of Toronto

Selected Publications

Pos  A. E. (2013). Emotion focused therapy for avoidant personality disorder: Pragmatic considerations for working with experientially avoidant clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 44, 127-139. DOI 10.1007/s10879-013-9256-6

Pos, A. E., Greenberg, L. S., Goldman, R. & Korman, L. (2003). Emotional processing during  experiential treatment of depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol 71 (6),1007-1016.

Pos, A. E. & Greenberg, L. S. (2007). Emotion-focused therapy. In D. Cain & J. Seeman (Eds), Special Issue: Contributions of humanistic psychotherapies to the field of psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 37(1), 25-31.

Pos, A.E., Greenberg, L., & Elliott, R., (2008). Experiential therapy. In J. Lebow (Ed). Twenty-First Century Psychotherapies (pp 80-122). NY: Wiley.

Pos, A. E. & Greenberg, L. S.& Warwar, S.H. (2009) Testing a Model of Change for Experiential Treatment of Depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77 (6), 1055-1066.

 Pos, A. E. & Greenberg, L. S. (2012). Organizing awareness and increasing emotion regulation: Revising chair work in Emotion-focused therapy for borderline personality disorder J Livesley & G. DiMaggio (Eds). (Special Issue) Journal of Personality Disorders, 26(1), 84-107.

Pos, A. E., Greenberg, L. S., Auszra, L., & Ellison, J., (2013). Das Arrive at Peace Training für emotionale Kompetenz für Frauen in Führungsposition: Überblick und Pilotstudie. In H. Breuninger & A. Sellschopp: Von der Kunst der guten Führung [The Art of Good Leadership], pp. 83- 100, Stuttgart, Germany: Breuninger Stiftung.

Pos, A. E. & Paolone (in press) EFT for Personality Disorders (submitted). Rhonda Goldman & Leslie Greenberg (Eds.). The clinical handbook of Emotion-focused therapy. Publication ETA 2017, DC, APA



Society for the Exploration of Psychotheorapy Integration
I was the chair of the conference committee that facilitates annual meeting locations, programs, and local organization for a deacade. Now I'm on the executive board.


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Emotion Focused Therapy,  Emotional Processing, Therapist Empathy, Psychotheorapy Alliance Non-Verbal Measures of Change during Treatment, Psychotherapy Process Research and Process Analysis, Predicting Outcomes, Borderline Personality Disorder.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Alberta E Pos