First Annual Boston EFT Community Training Year Kickoff Event
Live Teleconference with Sue Johnson

Recorded Friday, September 8, 2017 • Wellesley College Club

 

When Emotions Run High: Helping Couples Make Sense of Stuck Places With Emotionally Focused Therapy

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Friday, March 9, 2018, 9-4:30
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
$110, $135 after 2/23, Agency Clinician Rate $65

This workshop teaches the basic concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be highly effective in helping distressed couples repair and create a secure bond. Based on an integration of structural systems theory and the theory of attachment and emotional bonding, EFT offers a roadmap to help couples stuck in a perpetual cycle of conflict to find their way back to loving connection. Weaving together the intra-psychic elements of emotional experience with the interactional component between two people, EFT offers clinicians a bridge between the individual and couple therapy paradigms.

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Nancy Knudsen, LMFT, has devoted her 30 year career to serving couples and families in distress, and specializes in using the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a Certified EFT Supervisor, a Past President of MAMFT, a Founding Member of the New England Center for EFT, and Co-Director of the Couple and Family Institute of New England.


Sex as a Safe Adventure – Integrating emotional and physical disconnection through an attachment lens 

Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D., EFT Trainer and Supervisor and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST, EFT Supervisor and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.

Friday - Saturday March 16 -17, 2018 9AM - 5PM
Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley MA

Two master clinicians and trainers will present an advanced seminar for mental health professionals working with couples. This workshop will present the latest research on sexuality in couple relationships and the Emotionally Focused Therapy approach to helping couples address sexual issues. Participants will learn how to assess negative relational cycles and negative sexual cycles as well as how to use EFT skills to de-escalate and heal conflicts and strengthen relationship security. Video segments will be used to demonstrate this work.

For more information contact: Michelle Avigan at: michelleaviganphd@gmail.com

sex as a safe adventure

12 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT and Psychologists available for an additional fee
Registration $450 Friday - Saturday March 16 -17, 2018


Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from the training you must do so in writing. Cancel 6 weeks prior to the training date (by 2/2/18) to receive a full refund of payments made, less a $75 administration fee.  We regret that no refunds will be available for cancellations made within 6 weeks of the training due to administrative costs, material fees and other expenditures made by BOSTON EFT in advance of the training.


NEEFT- “Sex as a safe adventure: connecting sexually and emotionally through EFT.” March 16-17, 2018 CE Language
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 13 CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13  continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 13  contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (13) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (13) contact hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 13 CE hours. Provider #151

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (13) contact hours

Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 13 CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


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EFT Video Series

Monday Evenings, March 19, April 16, June ; 5-7pm
Where: 53 Center Street, Northampton MA.
Instructors: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
$20

Come watch EFT master therapists work with a couple. We will start and stop the video at various intervals to discuss what the therapist is doing and outline other choices that could be made. Master therapists include Sue Johnson, Rebecca Jorgensen, Scott Wooley, Marlene Best, Katherine Rheem, and other ICEEFT Certified Trainers.


Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy & Live Session

with EFT Trainer Jill Fischer, LICSW

Sponsored by Psychology Specialists of Maine

Making Sense Of Relationship Distress: An Introduction To Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Friday April 6, 2018 8:30 To 4:00pm (6 CEU)
Live EFT Session Demonstration And Discussion - Jill Fischer, LICSW
Saturday April 7, 2018 8:30 To 12:30pm (3 CEU)

*Option to register for one or both.

Approved for licensed psychologists, counselors (LCPC), and social workers (LCSW)


Follow the Emotion: An EFT Refresher Course

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Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018 • 9AM - 5PM.
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
$250 Early Bird, $300 after 5/4

This workshop is designed for those who have already received basic training in Emotionally Focused Therapy,
but want to review theory & practice. Some didactic, some video demos, and some experiential exercises will keep each day lively and varied.

Day 1: The Challenges of De-escalation
The De-escalation Stage of EFT treatment takes couples through the heightened negative cycle of conflict and
disconnection to a place of new possibilities based on an emerging capacity for mutual empathy. Sound easy enough?
Participants will review steps 1-4 of stage one treatment along with the EFT skills involved, and troubleshoot the
common places where EFT therapists get stuck.

Day 2: Strengthening the Bond
Once a couple’s conflict cycle is quieted, many couples experience such relief that they are ready to terminate. But
the real magic of EFT is actually the stage two work. This is when we help the couple deepen their bond with a new
level of openness and vulnerability. Day 2 will review steps 5-7, first with withdrawer re-engagement and then pursuersoftening, along with the EFT skills involved.

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Nancy Knudsen, LMFT, has devoted her 30 year career to serving couples and families in distress, and specializes in using the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a Certified EFT Supervisor, a Past President of MAMFT, a Founding Member of the New England Center for EFT, and Co-Director of the Couple and Family Institute of New England.


George Faller - Emotionally Focused Therapy: Cracking the Code of Love in Couples and Families

July 9-13, 2018

Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Susan Johnson over the past 25 years, is one of the most empirically validated models of couples therapy in the world.  Focusing on identifying repetitive negative patterns of interaction and replacing them with positive cycles of responsiveness, EFT provides a simple and powerful mechanism for change.

This course will expand the concepts of EFT to families and introduce exciting new ideas from George's book Sacred Stress. Participants will learn to apply the language of attachment to effect change with their most challenging relationships and stressful events. Making extensive use of videotapes, role plays, and experiential exercises, participants will both see and practice the skills of EFT, a model that is getting worldwide attention for its ability to create the safe haven and secure base that are emblematic of loving and durable relationships.

This course includes both didactic instruction and experiential approaches, mirroring the model itself, which help clients both understand their stuck places and have a new, corrective experience in the therapy room.