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    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
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    NCCEFT 2020 Fundraiser


    Going into the Fire

    Working with High Conflict Couples


    Presented by:

    George Faller, MS, LMFT, EFT Trainer

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    DAY ONE: Do escalated couples make you want to quit being a therapist? Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for couples, from still-face to high reactivity to despair and rage. Learn how to keep your focus and go deeper in the face of reactivity. We’ll explore, demonstrate, practice and integrate EFT in an interactive, experiential way.

    Through a combination of lecture, videotape, and exercises, participants will learn to identify the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy and to help couples recognize and deescalate problematic cycles of interaction.

    DAY TWO: Shut down withdrawers and hostile pursuers often bring out the worst in therapists.  Our attempts at getting withdrawers to reengage and pursuers to soften often only leads to either more silence or further criticism.  Learn skills to match the affect of partners and help them put words to their inner experience, shifting their focus from fixing their partner to their own vulnerability. 

    FORMAT:

    This workshop will combine didactic instruction, experiential exercises, and case examples to demonstrate the practice of working with High Conflict Couples.  

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    Participants will:

     1.  Identify the key assumptions of attachment theory as it applies to adult relationships.

     2.  Identify the assumptions, stages, and steps of EFT, as well as key change events.

     3.  Articulate key interventions in EFT that help clients to reprocess key emotional                      responses and reduce reactivity.

     4.  Identify common therapeutic impasses in EFT and how to address them and implement          EFT interventions in clinical exercises and case examples.

     5.  Name the different structural elements/parts of the couple's cycle.

     6.  Discuss the process model of emotion as defined by Magda Arnold

     7.  Describe three underlying emotions that withdrawers feel.

     8.  Describe three underlying emotions that pursuers feel.

     9.  Define the EFT clinical skills associated with de-escalation

    10. Describe the function of protective strategies that create negative cycles.

    11. Identify the positive cycle of responsiveness to replace the escalated, negative cycle.

    PRESENTER:

    George Faller MS, LMFT, EFT Trainer

    Prior to a career in the field of mental health, George Faller MS, LMFT spent 20 years as a NYC Firefighter and NYC Police Officer.  George received his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College, where he graduated at the top of his class. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Queens College. His experience as a FDNY Peer Counselor, particularly following the events of 9/11, sparked his passion to help those impacted by trauma.

    He is a certified Trainer/Supervisor/Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy where he serves as President.  He is a Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan.  He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist currently practicing in Connecticut and New York.  George is the director of training at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal in Connecticut and is on the Board of the Porter Cason Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans.

    George brings a unique and varied experience to his practice.  Whether he is providing marriage therapy to Wall Street executives, leading a conference for the United States Military or equipping therapists from around the globe, his ability to inspire is far-reaching.  George is also committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.

    George is the coauthor of the books “True Connection”, “Sacred Stress” and “Emotionally Focused Family Therapy” and cohost of podcast “Foreplay Radio”.  For more information go to www.georgefaller.com 

    AGENDA:

    FRIDAY AGENDA:

     9:30 AM - Registration/Check In; Mingling with Refreshments
    10:00 AM - Training begins
      1:30 PM - Lunch Break 
      2:30 PM - Training resumes
     5:30 PM - Training ends

    SATURDAY AGENDA: 

    9:00 AM - Registration/Check In; Mingling with Refreshments
     9:30 AM - Training resumes
     1:30 PM - Lunch Break
     2:30 PM - Training resumes
     5:30 PM - Training ends

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples and who want to deepen EFT skills in their work with high conflict couples.

    ACTIVITY LEVEL:
    This presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Level is intermediate.

    COST (Lunch included):

    $380 Early Registration (before midnight Jan. 31, 2020)

    $425 Regular Fee (after January 31, 2020) 

    $305 Pre-licensed Therapist (interns and grad student trainees)

    Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for an additional $25 on any ticket type. 

    Parking information will be provided to registrants in reminder emails.

    PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made in advance, as payment cannot be accepted on site.

    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. For cancellations, please contact ncceft.programs@gmail.com.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: 
    This course meets the qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences;

    Psychologists:  The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (Provider # NOR055)

    NCCEFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider # 93337

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Those who attend this workshop in full, complete the course evaluation and sign in/out will receive CE credits. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    NCCEFT meets all applicable local, state and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)). We hold events only at professional venues that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)

    ADA NEEDS: We will be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please contact us at NCCEFT.programs@gmail.com  at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.

    NCCEFT PROGRAM GRIEVANCE AND REFUND POLICY: 

    The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. NCCEFT will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the CPA PAS CE Program Director in consultation with the Board of Directors (Steering Committee).

    While NCCEFT works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which will require intervention and/or action on the part of NCCEFT. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such complaints.

    When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

    1. If the complaint concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Program Director will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the aggrieved individual.

    2. If the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Program Director will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CE Program Director or his/her representative will:

    a. attempt to rectify the situation, and/or

    b. provide a credit for a subsequent presentation, in the event of a program having an attendance fee or

    c. provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee, in the event of a program having an attendance fee.

    Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the aggrieved individual.

    3. If the grievance concerns the business practices of the NCCEFT CE program in a specific regard, the CE Program Director or Administrator will attempt to arbitrate.

    REFUND AND ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    In the event that a program presentation has an attendance fee, CANCELLATIONS are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund.



    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 100

    NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting

    Topic:

    Embodying EFT:

    Enhancing the Somatic Dimension

    Presented by:

    Leslie Kirby, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist

    Lisa A Kully, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist

    Further details to be announced.

Past events

01 Feb 2020 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Affect Theory and EFT
07 Dec 2019 Very Attached Holiday Party
02 Nov 2019 NCCEFT Daylong: Developing Confidence in Addressing Sexual Issues Within Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
07 Sep 2019 NCCEFT Fall Kick-Off--Attachment Therapist as Fellow Traveler: Attunement in EFT
22 Jun 2019 Affect Theory and EFT: Welcoming Secondary Emotions & Reactive Behaviors
27 Apr 2019 Integrating EFT and Sex Therapy Through Case Studies
22 Mar 2019 NCCEFT Fundraiser--Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Healing Relationships and Promoting Resilience
02 Feb 2019 Robert Solley, PhD; EFT on a Spectrum
01 Dec 2018 Very Attached Holiday Party
27 Oct 2018 EFT with High Conflict Couples
08 Sep 2018 Back to EFT Basics with Sam Jinich, Ph.D.
16 Jun 2018 Leading, Being Led, Walking Beside: Collaboration with the Couple in EFT
14 Apr 2018 Shoring up the Emotional Bonds from the Inside Out Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EFT - Partners in Intimacy
02 Feb 2018 NCCEFT Fundraiser: Sex as a Safe Adventure: Connecting Sexually and Emotionally Through EFT
06 Jan 2018 EFT for New Parents: Navigating the Attachment Minefield
02 Dec 2017 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
23 Sep 2017 STEP 3: The Challenges of Accessing Emotions When the Withdrawer and the Pursuer are Highly Cognitive
17 Jun 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Can You See Me? Providing Emotionally Focused Therapy to Middle Eastern and Immigrant Couples.
07 Apr 2017 NCCEFT Annual Fundraiser
04 Mar 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: The Dreaded "S" Word
14 Jan 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Unlocking the Mystery of Pursuer Softening
10 Dec 2016 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
01 Oct 2016 Step 2 of EFT: Tracking the Reactive Negative Cycle
18 Jun 2016 Making Peace with Pursuit
07 May 2016 EFT and Grief
08 Apr 2016 How Sharing Emotions Calms the Traumatized Brain and Heart: The Application of EFT with Trauma Couples
23 Jan 2016 Roadmap to EFT Certification
05 Dec 2015 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
26 Sep 2015 Stage 1: Attuning to the Relational Bond with EFT Interventions
27 Jun 2015 Working with Men in the EFT Model
24 Apr 2015 Addressing Addictions while Fostering Secure Attachments with EFT
28 Mar 2015 EFT with Same-Sex Couples: An Open Discussion
31 Jan 2015 The Joy of Sex: A Therapists’ Guide to Sex and Self of Therapist in EFT
06 Dec 2014 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
20 Sep 2014 Stuck Places in EFT
28 Jun 2014 Withdraw-Withdraw Couples: Moving into Increased Engagement
30 May 2014 Journey into Your Self as a Therapist: Self-Exploration, Discovery and Transformation
29 Mar 2014 The EFT Tango Map

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4096 Piedmont Avenue, Suite #327
Oakland CA 94611-5221

Email
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