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New England Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy


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New England Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy


About EFT


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About EFT


Excellence in training mental health clinicians in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

We are affiliated with the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) originated by Sue Johnson, Ed.D., and provide training and consultation in EFT for mental health professionals. 

Our Mission

  • To support one another as practitioners of EFT in the on-going process of learning and refining our skills through creating high quality training, supervision and peer support opportunities.
  • To reach out to the larger community of therapists to introduce them to EFT and provide opportunities to learn about this valuable approach in the hopes of expanding the EFT community
  • To reach out to the lay community to make them aware of EFT, Hold Me Tight, and the services and resources available to support their relationships in this powerful way.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a safe, cohesive, actively involved group in which we mutually support one another on an ongoing basis toward our common goals of becoming the best EFT therapists we can be and of extending ourselves to the clinical as well as the lay community in sharing the effectiveness of this powerful approach.

About EFT

EFT is an empirically validated humanistic and short term psychotherapeutic approach to working with couples originated by Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

As a community committed to excellence in EFT training, we offer all levels of instruction: introductions to the model, externships, core skills, advanced trainings, workshops on working with trauma and infidelity as well as other special topics.

Need a Therapist?

We also have listings of local Certified EFT therapists. All of these professionals have completed the Externship and are members of ICEEFT. Those certified in EFT are listed first. For more information about any of the professionals listed, please contact them directly. 

Our Staff


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Our Staff


Jill Fischer, LICSW

TRAINER - DIRECTOR

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Jill Fischer is a certified EFT trainer, supervisor and therapist. Her practice in Lebanon NH is devoted exclusively to couples and EFT supervision. She regularly offers Hold Me Tight workshops in addition to providing trainings for EFT therapists throughout New England.

Nancy Knudsen, LMFT

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Nancy Knudsen is a certified EFT supervisor and therapist, an AAMFT approved supervisor, and a past president of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition she has been an organizer of EFT training events in her home town of Northampton, MA, where she has a full time private practice. Nancy offers occasional workshops for couples as well as introductory workshops for therapists in EFT.

PLANNING GROUP


Michelle Avigan, LICSW

EXTERNSHIP PLANNING


Deborah Curtis, LICSW

MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER


Paul Caver, LICSW

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR


Naomi Rather, LCMHC

EVENT PLANNER


Marc Engram, LICSW

EVENT PLANNING


Ron Goldman, PhD

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Cheryl Sutherland, LICSW

EXTERNSHIP PLANNING