*EFT – 2-Day Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Honolulu, HI March 7-8, 2019

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Featuring: Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT

Dates: March 7-8, 2019
Price: $450
Presented by Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT, Certified EFT Trainer and ICEEFT Co-Director, with support from Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen.
Times: 9am-4:45p
Location: Manoa Innovation Center
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Co-Hosted By:  Dr. Cindy Zane and Hawaii Community for EFT 

Learning Objectives:

Conceptualize the family system and the problems families encounter from an attachment lens;

Identify key stages and steps in the EFFT change process;

Identify common blocks that disrupt effective attachment and caregiving responses in the family;

Label & practice EFFT interventions that restructure the interaction between family members in the direction of emotional engagement, accessibility & responsiveness.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at licensed professionals who work with troubled families or individuals, including: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists and Counselors.


12 hours of continuing education units are available for this course. If you need CEUs, choose the payment option that includes the $30 fee. Certificates are normally mailed out from Alliant International University 6 to 8 weeks after the course.

Gail Palmer, EFFT Co-Developer

Gail Palmer, ICCEFT Co-Director


Gail Palmer, (RMFT, MSW) is one of the Founding Members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and Co-Director of the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  She holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada. Over the past 30 years, Gail has worked closely with Dr Sue Johnson, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and is an experienced supervisor and trainer in EFT. She currently offers workshops, externships and core skills trainings to mental health professionals in a variety of different settings across the world. She chairs the ICEEFT Education Committee and is responsible for mentoring and training EFT trainers internationally. Gail is an adjunct faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and a sessional lecturer at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Gail has a particular interest in applying the model with work with families. For the past decade, Gail has been one of the lead EFT trainers who have developed and expanded on Sue Johnson’s EFFT method as described in Johnson, S.M. (2004) The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection. New York, NY: Brunner Routledge. This work has included EFFT trainings across North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, presentations at EFT summits, workshops at the Networker and AAMFT, publications in the EFFT workbook and casebook, articles in professional journals and the ICEEFT newsletter. Professionally, Gail’s primary passion is to help therapists who are both new to EFT and trained in EFT, to bring the powerful interventions and skills of this model to the family therapy room.

Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Disclaimer & Refund/Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel please contact Iris or Cathy at help@trieft.org  Registrations are refundable up to 20 days before the event minus a 20% admin fee.  Payment can be made online or by mail. This is a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a Connect Couples Therapy hosted event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with this training.

CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase at the event.

Grievance Policy: It is the mission of National Marriage Seminars of America to find presenters who serve as a gateway to enhance clinical skills and to produce and distribute their work with integrity. We also believe in creating a learning environment that respects the diversity our attendees bring to these events. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please email us at admin@nationalmarriageseminars.com or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.

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