Upcoming Training Sessions

Unleashing the Power of Sex in EFT
with George Faller, LMFT & Dr. Laurie Watson

Good news: if you’re a couple therapist, you’re also a sex therapist! Therapists have been taught that working with sexuality is a specialty, but it’s not. It can’t be. Why? For most couples, sexual attachment is as essential to their stability as emotional attachment. Unfortunately, most couple therapists get very little training in how to work with sexual attachment.

Over the last three years, George Faller and Laurie Watson been trying to normalize discussions about sex in their work and teaching as LMFTs on their highly ranked podcast, Foreplay, where they use their expertise to help couples resolve sexual difficulties and highlight the importance of therapists talking openly about sex. They believe it’s the therapist’s responsibility to initiate conversations around sexuality, rather than burdening couples with this potentially anxiety-provoking task.

Attachment theory demonstrates that there are three behavioral cycles in a romantic relationship: emotional, sexual, and caretaking. Together, they form the bond between the partners. Sex particularly comprises the excitement and vitality in a romantic relationship. The power of sex in a relationship isn’t simply body parts and physiology; it’s a force of attachment. Therapists need to become versatile in dealing with the cycles simultaneously.

Date: Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5
Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM (ET)
IN-PERSON (Eastern University’s City Avenue Campus) – OR – ONLINE via Zoom

PCEFT Member, Early Bird: 
$400 (until 9/22/23)
Non-Member, Early Bird: $445 (until 9/22/23)

PCEFT Member: $445 (after 9/22/23)
Non-Member: $495 (after 9/22/23)

Student/Agency* & Equity** Rate: $300

*Student/Agency Rate: We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in CMH settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.
**Equity Rate: This registration option is for participants who are members of historically marginalized communities.

12 CEs available for $30 to be paid at the completion of the training.

Cancelation Policy: Fee paid minus $35 administrative fee if cancelation is made in writing to pceft.training@gmail.com by 9/14/2023.

George Faller, MS LMFT
EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer

George Faller is EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist.  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well.

George is the founder and President 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 is the co-author of three books: True Connection: Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships (Living With Hope), Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience.

He has an online training series called Success In Vulnerability.

Laurie Watson, PhD, MA, LMFT, LCMHC
EFT Certified Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Laurie has been a licensed couple’s counselor for over two decades and is certified in EFT and sex therapy. In clinical therapy, she has helped thousands of couples recover sexual passion and make love again in joyful, intimate, creative and exciting ways, sometimes even after years of sexless marriage. Due to her many years of counseling experience, Laurie remains incredibly hopeful that committed love and monogamous sex can fulfill a couple, heal deep wounds from childhood, restore each spouse to a sense of hope, and offer stability from which to face the world together.

She is the author of Wanting Sex Again – How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage, a blogger for WebMD and Psychology Today with over 15 M reads and the owner/ director for Awakenings Counseling & Counseling Near Me throughout North Carolina. Laurie and George are the co-hosts of the podcast FOREPLAY – Couples and Sex Therapy with over 10 M downloads.