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EFT and Grief

  • 07 May 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704


(depends on selected options)

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NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: EFT and Grief

Presented by:

Jamie Bachman, LCSW, Certified EFT Therapist 

and Sarah Jolley, RN, MA, LMFT


As EFT therapists, we work to help couples strengthen their attachment bond to their partners, to support them in knowing deep inside that their partner is accessible and responsive when needed. But what about when loss is imminent: how do couples face end-of-life challenges, and how might we help them strengthen their bonds while also preparing to say goodbye? And what about when grief from previous relationships impact the strength of the bond with a new partner? Grief also emerges powerfully in our work with couples who have lost a child, and deeply impacts their attachment. 

Grief and loss are experiences we all face, and they have a huge impact on the security of our attachment to those important to us. This presentation offered by two former hospice workers will explore these core challenges to relational bonds through didactic and small group activities.


Participants will be able to:

1. Describe how a life-threatening illness or loss impacts EFT work with couples;

2.  Describe typical coping strategies used by those with a life-threatening illness or loss as well as the relationship of those strategies to our EFT model of attachment position; and

3.  Explore these ideas through small group discussion of case studies, with an opportunity in a safe setting to explore self-of-therapist issues that arise in doing grief work


Sarah Jolley, RN, MA, LMFT, has additional training beyond the Externship in EFT including: Core Skills 1 & 2 .  She is a Supervisor and Trainer at Hospice of Petaluma, and previously at the Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic. Sarah has been an Adjunct Faculty and Supervisor at CIIS.  Additionally, Sarah is a previous hospice nurse and she is an experienced Elder Case Manager. She is currently in private practice in Sebastopol.

Jamie Bachman, LCSW, Certified EFT Therapist. Jamie is a former Clinical Supervisor and Manager at Pathways Hospice, where he worked for twelve years. He also teaches in UC Berkeley’s MSW program, and is a supervisor for the Psychotherapy Institute and A Home Within. In his private practice in Oakland he frequently works with people facing life-limiting illness and those who care for them. Jamie is a Level II AEDP therapist, and received advanced training at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

10:00 AM - Networking and Professional Socialization (not included in CE credits)
10:30 AM - NCCEFT Announcements (not included in CE credits)

10:50 AM - Training begins
11:50 AM - 10-minute break
1:00 PM - Training ends


This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy. Level is intermediate.

This presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Level is introductory to intermediate.

This training is free to members, who will receive Continuing Education (CE) credit at no charge.  This training is available to non-members for $10, and CE credit is available for an additional $25.  Payment may be made by cash or check made out to NCCEFT.  As payment is collected at the door, no refunds or cancellations are available.

Two (2) hours of CE credit are available to licensed Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs for attending this program.

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)

MFTs and LCSWs: The California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists has authorized NCCEFT to provide CEs for LMFT's, LCSW's, and LPCCs, Provider # 93337.

Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation will receive CE credits.  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.

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NCCEFT is a professional association of therapists practicing Emotionally Focused Therapy in Northern California. Serving communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and beyond; we have members throughout California and throughout the United States.
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