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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Level 1)

General Information

Title: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Unleashing the Healing Power of Family Therapy

Presenter: George Faller, LMFT, EFT Trainer

Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, November 20-21, 2024, 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Fee: $700. Special $150 discount for first 10 registrants. Current fee is $550. Includes full technical support, handouts, 12 CE credits, morning refreshments, and lunch.

Venue: Live in Brooklyn (Best Western Gregory Hotel) or Online Webinar

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Level 1)

Description

Unleashing the Healing Power of Family Therapy

Developing a Therapeutic Focus using EFT for Families

Train with one of the top experts in the world in this highly effective attachment-based model of family therapy 

 

Family work is a dynamic challenge! It can be invigorating and exciting … and sometimes confusing and discouraging.  Challenging families can make you want to quit being a therapist? Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for families, from still-face to high reactivity to despair and rage. Shut down children and frustrated parents often bring out the worst in therapists.  Our attempts at helping families communicate more effectively often leads to either more silence or further criticism.  Grounded in the neuroscience of human attachment, this training takes the best of proven interventions and applies them to the recurring blocks and triggers that all family therapists encounter.

Learn skills to match the affect of family members and help them put words to their inner experience, shifting their focus from blaming other family members(view-of-other) to their own vulnerability(view-of-self).  Renew your confidence by getting help in the areas where you lose focus and get lost in reactivity and mis-attunement. Learn multiple strategies to make explicit, expand and work through the blocks we all experience. Go deeper with George as he breaks down the moment-to-moment decisions that inform the family treatment process so you can immediately incorporate powerful, proven techniques into your own work. Through video clips, experiential activities and vibrant dialogue, we will learn how to freshen up, better attune, and refine our skills. And we will have fun! Join us and come away inspired and more fully engaged in your own work with families.

By zeroing in on underlying attachment needs, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) offers a powerfully predictable process for transformational change. This workshop will show you how to confidently lead family members through distress and past injuries to create new relational patterns, stronger family bonds, and greater felt security. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, discover how to:

  • Use EFFT as a guide through a family’s emotional dynamics and key attachment issues
  • Create new patterns of emotional healing that engage a family’s natural ability to repair
  • Identify protective patterns that block individuals from vulnerability and growth
  • Implement a three-stage process for achieving deeper family connections through creating new alliances, accessing vulnerabilities, and engaging new patterns of positive interaction

Instructor

George Faller is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is the founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  As an EFT Trainer, George teaches several classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (the oldest family institute in the United States) in NYC, is a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University in New Orleans and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, Ct. Specializing in trauma, Family EFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.  George hopes his books True Connection, Sacred Stress and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and his online training platform www.successinvulnerability.com and his hit podcast Foreplay Radio contributes to the EFT movement of making our world a more secure place.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Level 1)

Objectives

Through demonstration, video tape and practice, therapists will learn how to openly engage family members from a place of curiosity instead of it feeling like an inquisition.  The global steps of EFFT will be broken down into more specific, practical micro-moves within each step to empower therapists to stay on target, remain grounded and help clients experience breakthrough, bonding moments. At the end of this training  participants will be able to:

 

  1. Identify the key assumptions of attachment theory as it applies to family relationships.
  2. Identify the assumptions, stages, and steps of EFFT, as well as key change events.
  3. Articulate key interventions in EFFT that help clients to reprocess key emotional responses and reduce reactivity.
  4. Identify common therapeutic impasses in EFFT and how to address them and implement EFT interventions in clinical exercises and case examples.
  5. Discuss the process model of emotion as defined by Magda Arnold (TEMPO).
  6. Explain how EFFT can help therapists better understand a family’s emotional dynamics.
  7. Create new patterns of emotional healing that unblock a family’s natural ability to repair.
  8. Identify protection patterns that keep clients from opening to vulnerability to improve client engagement.
  9. Develop a better therapeutic focus on creating positive change and repairing inevitable mis-attunement.
  10. Implement a three-stage process for achieving deeper family connections.

Application Deadline

November 19, 2024 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until October 10, 2024.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

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

The Grievance Policy for trainings provided by NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here. 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.

CE Information

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

Twelve Continuing Education Credits are granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

NEFESH International 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

References

Furrow, J. L., Palmer, G., Johnson, S. M., Faller, G., & Palmer-Olsen (2019).  Emotionally focused family therapy: Restoring connection and promoting resilience. New York:  Routledge. 

Hirschfeld, M. R. & Wittenborn, A. K., (2016).  Emotionally focused family therapy and play therapy with children whose parents are divorced. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 57 (2), 133- 150. 

Kobak, R., Zajac, K., Herres, J., & Krauthamer Ewing, E. S. (2015). Attachment based  treatments for adolescents: The secure cycle as a framework for assessment, treatment and evaluation. Attachment & human development17(2), 220-239.

Stavrianopoulos, K., Faller, G., & Furrow, J. L. (2014). Emotionally focused family therapy:  Facilitating change within a family system. Journal of Couple & Relationship    Therapy13(1), 25-43.

Weibe, S. A., Johnson, S. M. (2017). Creating relationship that foster resilience in  Emotionally Focused Therapy. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 65-69. 

Weibe, S. A., Johnson, S. M., Lafontaine, M., Burgess Moser, M., Dalgleish, T. L., & Tasca, G. A. (2016). Two-year follow-up outcomes in emotionally focused couple therapy: An investigation of relationship satisfaction and attachment trajectories.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43(2), 227-244. 

Willis, A. B., Haslam, D. R., & Bermudez, J. M. (2016).  Harnessing the power of play in emotionally focused family therapy.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42(4),   673 – 687.  doi: 10.1111/jmft.12160

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Level 1)

Schedule

Wednesday, November 21, 2024

9:00-10:30                         Introduction to Family Distress, Attachment Theory, Process of EFFT

 

10:30-10:45                       Break

 

10:45-12:30                       Understanding Emotions & Attunement

 

12:30-1:30                         Lunch

 

1:30-2:45                            Assessment & Decision Tree

 

2:45-3:00                            Break

 

3:00-4:30                            Working with Family Blocks & Defenses

Thursday, November 22, 2024

9:00-10:30                         Multiple Infinity Loops

 

10:30-10:45                       Break

 

10:45-12:30                       Stage One: Deescalation

 

12:30-1:30                         Lunch

 

1:30-2:45                            Stage Two: Restructuring Emotional Bonds

 

2:45-3:00                            Break

 

3:00-4:30                            Celebrating the Process of Change – Tying it all together

 

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Level 1)

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