NCCEFT Quarterly October 21, 2023 CULTURAL HUMILITY & EFT Tango Moves

  • 21 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church Berkeley
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(depends on selected options)

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  • NON-MEMBERS ONLY - members CEUS are free.

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Presented by:

Paul Guillory, PhD EFT Trainer, Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor

When: October 21, 2023  

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA   


With this presentation I would like to demonstrate the use of EFT Tango moves with a diversity

of couples, and engage our community in a discussion of cultural humility. Each clinical example

will highlight how cultural competency (largely my challenges) might enhance the Tango moves.

Culture identity is typically treated as a demographic category. By extension, the internal

working model of cultural identity is a clinical blind spot. In my book Emotionally Focused

Therapy with African American Couples, I have suggested that therapists work most effectively

with Black couples (and BIPOC) when they have a conceptual model for cultural matters,

including internalize wounds, dynamic cultural identity, and racial stress. Case studies and

video clips of clinical interventions will illustrate the work.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate two ways cultural identity might be integrated in the emotional experience in

Move Two of the EFT Tango.

2. Discuss three ways the EFT Tango process might include culture.

3. Describe two ways cultural stress might be revealed in EFT couples therapy.

4. Discuss three ways that including culture in our formulations & interventions matter when

working with couples and EFT.


Dr. Paul Guillory is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Clinical Science Program, Psychology Department. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley. He is certified Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” Routledge, August 2021. He is the former chairperson of the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory was the psychological consultant to the Oakland Raiders professional football team and the National Football League for 14 years. He has also been a consultant to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, and is a selected provider for the National Basketball Players Association. He served as Director of the Center for Family Counseling in Oakland California for ten years. He is a life-time member of the Association of Black Psychologist. And he is a life-time member of the USA Masters Track & Field Association. He has been in private practice in Oakland, California for over 30 years.


10:00 - 10:30:  Snacks and Socializing

10:30 - 10:50: Announcements

10:50 - 11:50:  Program 

11:50 - 12:00: Break  (not including in CE's)

12:00-1:00: Program resumes

1:00: Program adjourns


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


This training is free to members, who will receive 2 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.  


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: NCCEFT is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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, and complete the course evaluation will receive a certificate of completion via email within one week following 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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