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The EFT Tango Map

  • 29 Mar 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
  • 20


(depends on selected options)

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The EFT Tango Map

Presented by:
Sarah Ackerman, MFT, Certified EFT Therapist
and Annette Holloway, PsyD


In the 2012 Trainer Talk on EFT Basics Sue Johnson, EdD succinctly described the 5 basic moves that the EFT clinician uses repeatedly throughout the steps and stages of EFT Couple Therapy. She named this process The EFT Tango. After consulting with Dr. Johnson, Certified EFT Trainer Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD began teaching these moves and wrote an article about them for the ICEEFT newsletter. Since 2013 The EFT Tango has been presented at all Externships. Briefly put, these 5 moves consist of reflecting present process, exploring primary emotions, setting up and passing the enactment, processing the enactment, and tying the bow (or reflecting the new understanding the couple has discovered).

a) Participants will learn the 5 moves that make up the EFT Tango

b) Participants will practice moving from intra-psychic to inter-psychic processing and back using the EFT Tango Map as a guide

c) Participants will review and practice helpful ways to approach self-supervision of taped sessions in order to track their progress in using key EFT skills and interventions

Sarah Ackerman, MFT
is a Certified EFT psychotherapist who has had a private practice in Berkeley for more than 20 years. Trained initially in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Women's Therapy Center in El Cerrito and subsequently with the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Northern California, she has been immersed more recently in attachment based modalities, including Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Diana Fosha's AEDP model for individuals.  She works with adults and adolescents, couples and family dyads, and also co-facilitates Hold Me Tight groups with colleague Jamie Bachman, LCSW.  Additionally she has a certification in Mind-Body Medicine from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC and has led many mind-body skills groups, both in her private practice and more recently for the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland, CA. 

Annette Holloway, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin (San Anselmo) where she sees couples and adults.  At Family Service Agency of Marin, she helped develop a co-parenting class for separated or divorced parents, team taught Dialectical Behavior Therapy classes, and directed a program for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems.  She worked with a short-term treatment model at Santa Rosa Junior College's Student Health Services. She did her graduate work at Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology, where she wrote her dissertation about equine facilitated psychotherapy for couples. She completed her undergraduate work at Yale.

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.

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

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

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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