Upcoming Training Sessions

It Takes a Village: EFT with Couples from Collectivist Cultures

What does it mean to couples from collectivist cultures when their therapists tell them to draw boundaries between their parents and the extended family?

What consequences might couples be facing when they follow their therapists’ advice to listen to their hearts and pursue happiness?

Couples vary in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Clients bring their unique beliefs, behaviors, languages, practices, and emotional expressions from their specific cultures to work with EFT therapists, who believe that attachment is universal in all humans. In this workshop, Dr. Ting Liu will present the impact of collectivism vs. individualism on couples’ relationships and on couples therapy. This will help therapists who use an attachment lens to respect these cultural variances in clients, and recognize both their similarities and differences. In addition, specific issues that are relevant to EFT with couples from collectivist cultures will be discussed. These issues include saving vs. losing face, being selfish vs. making sacrifices, and considering the well-being of an individual vs. a group. This training will highlight the impact of cultural differences, and their attachment significance, between clients and also between clients and therapists. 

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Time: 12-6 PM (ET)
ONLINE via Zoom


PCEFT Member: Early bird until 2/17: $130, After 2/17: $150
Non-member, Regular Rate: Early bird until 2/17: $160, After 2/17: $190

Student/Agency* & Equity** Rate: $110
ICEEFT Certified Supervisor/ICEEFT Supervisor-in-Training Rate: $120

*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.

5.5 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 [email protected] by 2/17/2023.