EFT 4-Day Externship – Thousand Oaks, CA – Oct 2-5, 2018

Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship – *Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Registration: 8:00am | 8:30a – 5:00pm daily
  • Presented by Nancy Gardner, Ph.D. and Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. – Certified EFT Trainers
  • This training is hosted by Nancy Gardner, Ph.D. and The Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT) 
  • Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, 1710 Newbury Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (805) 499-3900

$800 Early Bird registration ends September 15, 2018
$875 Regular price after September 15, 2018
$650 INTERN – Early Bird registration ends September 15, 2018
$725 INTERN – Regular price after September 15, 2018
$550 STUDENT – Early Bird registration ends September 15, 2018
$625 STUDENT – Regular price after September 15, 2018

  • 28 CE Hours are available for purchase through National Marriage Seminars of America for $39.99

The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the basic four-day training in EFT and a pre-requisite for all other trainings. It includes an overview of all aspects of the model including steps and stages, interventions, adult attachment theory, and application of EFT with couples. The Externship material is taught with a variety of teaching methods including lecture, interactive discussions, role plays, video demonstrations.  The course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of attachment theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific clinical material.

What Is EFT?

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is based on a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. It recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships. This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative interaction patterns. Though a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding interactions.  A substantial body of research now exists on the effectiveness of EFT, showing large treatment effect sizes and stable results over time with many different kinds of couples.

For more information about Emotionally Focused Therapy, please go to http://iceeft.com

Who Should Attend?

The Externship is intended for mental health professionals who counsel couples including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, clergy, and students training in these professions.

By attending, participants will:

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.

  • Develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.

  • Develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.

  • Develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.

  • Delineate the steps and stages of the model, interventions most commonly used, and methods to use with couples’ underlying interactional patterns.
  • (See below for specific learning objective for each day).

Nancy Gardner, Ph.D., is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center for EFT (LACEFT), a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in Westlake Village, CA.  Dr. Gardner has been a mental health professional for over forty years.  She taught couple therapy for over a decade at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles.  Dr. Gardner is an ICEEFT Certified Trainer, Therapist, and Supervisor in  Emotionally Focused Therapy, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).  Dr. Gardner will be teaching most of this Externship.

Silvina Irwin, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has a  clinical practice in Pasadena, CA. She has extensive experience working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, and families. Dr.Irwin has trained therapists in EFT locally, nationally, and because she is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, so she also is able to bring EFT training to therapists in Spanish speaking countries. Trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson,  Dr. Irwin is an ICEEFT certified Trainer, Therapist, and Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  She is a co-founder of the EFT Resource Center and serves on the board of directors for the LA Center for EFT.  To learn more about Dr. Irwin, go to drsilvinairwin.com.  Dr. Irwin will teach portions of this Externship.

Silvina Irwin, PhD, Psychologist in Pasadena

Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Those unable to attend this event will need to contact the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT) who is hosting training.  There will be a 20% administration fee for any cancellations. In order to obtain a refund, LACEFT  must be notified at least 7 days prior to the date of the event at – nangardner.ng@gmail.com

This a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a LACEFT 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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