Course Overview 

This course provides an introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) including its history and development, foundational principles, and main theoretical and practice approaches. Based on Eugene Gendlin’s evidence-based Focusing, this training includes learning the main concepts of Focusing Attitude, felt sense, symbol/handle, and felt shift. 

The course demonstrates user-friendly expressive arts methods for expressing a felt sense and defines the following main approaches– FOAT Check-in, Theme-Directed FOAT, Clearing a Space with Arts, and Working on an Issue. Didactic presentations, experiential practice exercises and examples provide a rich, varied format for learning. 

If you could not attend the Live Teleconference via Zoom on March 6th (Asia: March 7th), the recording is now available in the online course for you to view!

This training is open to those new and experienced in Focusing, Expressive Arts, and FOAT!

FOAT Faculty 

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, REAT, ATR-BC
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT
Grace Brillantes Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP
Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT
Marise Lariviere, LMFT, ATR

CE Information

This course has been approved for 3 Continuing Education (CE) hours! Click here for more information and purchasing.

Note: CE hours will only eligible for those that attend the full Live Zoom Teleconference.

Registration Details

For scholarship/work study inquiries please contact us at least one week before the registration deadline.

Cost: $95

Registration Deadline to view the course video recordingAugust 1st (Asia: August 2)

Please register with your preferred contact email  we will be sending all course communication to the email address you provide. If you have taken a course through our FOAT Online School, please register with your existing account

After you register, you will receive a course welcome email with course information and completion details. Please make sure to keep an eye on your Spam or Promotions folders! If you do not receive this email within 24 hours of registration, email

Successful completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite to take Level 1 of our FOAT® Training Program
Level 1 begins September 18th, 2023 (Asia: Sept. 19).