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NCCEFT Annual Fundraiser

  • 07 Apr 2017
  • 08 Apr 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Apr 2017, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • 08 Apr 2017, 9:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
  • 11


(depends on selected options)

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NCCEFT Annual Fundraiser

EFT Stage 2 Change Events:

Getting Clearer, Going Deeper

Presented by:

Renowned EFT Certified Trainers

Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT &

Marlene Best, Phd, Psych


Explore the Stage 2 change events (withdrawer re-engagement and pursuer softening) including the essential skills needed to help your couples re-structure their bonds.  Through teaching, videos and exercises, we will help you learn how to heighten each partner’s emotions, when to incorporate “parts” work including view of self and view of other, and how to help each partner complete the risk, reach and response that is vital to successfully shifting their interactional pattern.  Since completing both change events can be a challenge, self-of-the-therapist issues will also be explored.


a) Recognize the underlying primary emotions and attachment needs of withdrawing and pursuing partners.                                                                     
b) Utilize Steps 5, 6 and 7 in EFT to create a Stage 2 restructuring of attachment bonds . 
c) Apply experiential techniques and skills that help access, heighten, and process primary emotions.            
d) Use EFT interventions to help each partner complete the risk, reach, and respond that is vital to successfully shifting their interactional pattern.                       
e) Incorporate “parts” work including Views of Self and Other                                
f) Recognize and anticipate common challenges in facilitating Withdrawers in Stage 2


Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT, is Director of the WBCEFT and a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer.  She has worked extensively with combat-related trauma and the impacts of high stress on couple relationships. Kathryn presents EFT and the Hold Me Tight Educational Program at many conferences such as the Psychotherapy Networker, AAMFT Annual Conference, Smart Marriages, the EFT Summit, NARME, and trains mental health professionals in EFT many times a year in various locations across the U.S.

Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Family Life Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and worked with military service members and their partners at Fort Hood, TX, Camp Lejeune, NC, Fort Belvoir, VA, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and in Germany. Kathryn, along with Dr. Sue Johnson, is the founder and director of Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provides EFT-based weekend retreats for Soldiers & Marines coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners.

Kathryn conducts EFT trainings internationally, including with the Dutch Defense Ministry and Dutch, Flemish, & German mental health professionals in Holland. A clinical member of AAMFT.

Marlene Best, PhD, C.Psych, is a registered psychologist in Ontario, and an ICEEFT Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. At the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, where she has a private practice, Marlene provides EFT therapy to couples and individuals, and clinical supervision to psychologists in supervised practice. Her work on Stage Two - Pursuer Softening is featured in a recent ICEEFT training video.

Marlene is also a Clinical Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches graduate courses on EFT couple therapy and EFT individual therapy, and provides clinical supervision to doctoral students and interns who are learning EFT. She won the student-nominated award for excellence in clinical supervision in 2006 and 2016.

Marlene is recognized internationally for her training in EFT. She has taught externships, core skills and advanced special topic EFT. In collaboration with colleagues she developed an on-line EFT supervision course, and co-facilitates a monthly EFT supervision of supervision support group for EFT supervisors-in-training.

Marlene was awarded the Pierre Laberge Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis in the Humanities at the University of Ottawa in 2003. Her research focused on the reasons why clients drop out of therapy. She has also participated in numerous outcome and process research studies on EFT, and has published a book chapter with Sue Johnson.

  9:00 AM - Registration/Check In; Mingling with refreshments
10:00 AM - Training begins
  1:00 PM - Box lunch available for $15 with advance order-                      vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  2:00 PM - Training resumes
  4:00 PM - Training adjourns

  9:30 AM - Doors open; Mingling with refreshments
10:00 AM - Training begins
  1:00 PM - Box lunch available for $15 with advance order-                      vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  2:00 PM - Training resumes
  5:00 PM - Training adjourns

There will be 15-minute breaks each day at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

This training is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed clinicians.

Training level is intermediate.

$325 Early Registration (before February 15, 2016)

$375 Regular Fee (after February 15, 2016) 

$275 Pre-licensed Therapist (interns and grad student trainees)

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

Payment may be made online at NCCEFT.com/events.

PLEASE NOTE: payment is required at time of registration. Checks will no longer be accepted and invoices will no longer be sent.

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.

Ten (10) hours of CE credit are available to licensed Psychologists, LMFTs 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, LCSWs and LPCCs: 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 training 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 training. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire training.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the training is completed will not receive CE credit.


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.


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.


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.

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