NCCEFT Quarterly ON-LINE Training: EFiT with Sam Jinich, PhD

  • 30 Jan 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • via Zoom
  • 120


(depends on selected options)

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NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting 

Assembling My Resistance: Lessons Shared by

an EFiT Skeptic

Presented by:

Sam Jinich, PhD,

Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer


Come join us on this interactive presentation on learning more about EFiT. Given our well-honed skills as couples therapists, we can understand the goals of EFT as being about moving into blocked emotions, and to change how these emotions are processed and regulated in ways that lead to new meanings. In EFiT, clients are helped to discover and validate inner emotional experiences that can be used as a guide for more secure living.

Using basic Gestalt techniques, EFiT therapists choreograph imaginal encounters with emotional realities, parts of self, and attachment figures in a fluid, organic way. Part of the collective emotional experience that is essential to change in EFiT sessions is that emotion and meaning become clear and ordered, leading naturally into a heightened awareness of both the implicit choices that we make as clients and new choice points that lead in new directions.

In this presentation, we will focus on Move 2 of the EFT Tango: Assembling Core Elements of Emotion and Deepening. I will show some taped examples of how it is done by EFiT therapists, and we will have opportunities to pair up in breakout rooms to practice some EFT skills and try our hand at EFiT.

Participants will:
A) Describe an attachment humanistic perspective on individual clients, problems, and interventions.
B) Explain the 5 moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experiences.
C) Demonstrate how to discover and distill core emotional experiences to promote emotional balance (Move 2).
D) Describe and explain how to choreograph dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others.
E) Demonstrate attuned attention on an individual's cultural context and unique individual and multigenerational history, as well as their internal working model which makes choice and agency impossible as reactivity to immediate cues take over the client's life.


Sam Jinich, PhD, Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer. Sam Jinich, Ph.D is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.  Sam is the Director of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (SFCEFT) and the Instituto de Terapia Focalizada en las Emociones (ITFE).  Sam is one of the Founders of the Northern California Community for EFT (NCCEFT).  

Sam has been in Private Practice in San Francisco for over 20 years.  Sam leads the Hold me Tight Workshop for Couples with Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. in San Francisco, Tiburon, Esalen Institute and Costa Rica.  The San Francisco Center for EFT offers Introductions to EFT, EFT Externships, EFT Core Skills, Forgiveness Training for Therapists, EFT Certification Intensives, EFT Consultation Groups and Attunement Training.  For more information, visit

Sam is bilingual in Spanish and also leads EFT Externships and Core Skills in  Spanish in Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, Spain and Panama.

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

10:30 AM - Training begins

11:30 AM - 10-minute break & 10 mins. for announcements (not included in CE credits)

11:50 AM - Training resumes

12:50 PM - Final announcements/reminders about future events

1:00 PM - Training ends

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

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.  Prepayment is made online through the website at the time of registration.  Payments are not accepted at the door.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 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

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.


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