Upcoming Training Sessions

An Introduction and Refresher Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Providing couples therapy can be a highly stressful and even chaotic experience for therapists who are attempting to navigate two divergent perspectives and, often, years of conflict, disengagement, and pain. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) offers an empirically validated, clear, and efficient roadmap for eliciting partners’ core issues, feelings, and needs and repairing their fractured bonds. Therapists who learn this model are able to maintain their focus, reduce their own distress, and help couples make meaningful, lasting changes. According to outcome research, 75% of couples receiving EFT report full resolution of their problems within 8-20 sessions and 90% report some improvement within this timeframe. Follow-up studies show that these changes last, and even improve, over time.

EFCT is an attachment-based, experiential model that helps partners understand and express their more vulnerable attachment-related feelings and needs; understand their partner’s attachment-related feelings and needs; and restructure their bond through clear, emotionally vulnerable communication. This introductory training will describe the theoretical underpinnings and general clinical interventions used in the model. Through teaching, videotape demonstration, discussion, and experiential exercises, the training will introduce therapists to the science and practice behind EFCT’s success. Therapists will be able to apply their understanding of attachment distress to their own couples therapy sessions and experience greater clarity and focus in their work.

 

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM ET
Cost: PCEFT Members: $40; Non-Members: $60; Student/Agency/Equity*: $40
Location: This training is a hybrid event. There is the opportunity to attend this training online or in-person. Please indicate your choice when you register for the event.
CEUs: 3 CEUs provided by Council for Relationships (CFR) are available for an additional cost upon completion of this training. If you choose to receive CEUs, you will pay CFR directly for the CE certificate after completion of the course evaluation.

*Agency Clinician/Student Rate: We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.

**Equity Rate: This registration option is for participants with historical/institutional barriers to access. Please choose equity pricing only if you are a member of one or more historically marginalized communities.

In-person Location:
Eastern University, City Avenue Campus
1 Winding Drive
Monroe Building
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19131

*Agency Clinician/Student Rate: We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.

*Equity Rate: This registration option is for participants with historical/institutional barriers to access. Please choose equity pricing only if you are a member of one or more historically marginalized communities.