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    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 17
    Register


    NCCEFT January 29th Virtual Quarterly Meeting

    Okay, Context Is A Thing, Now What?

    Presented by:

    Nalini Calamur, MA, LMFT

    and Jay Seiff-Haron, Psy. D., Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor-in-training

    SUBJECT:
    The Power of Naming the System’s Moves in EFT

    Sue Johnson has said that EFT is what would have happened if Sal Minuchin and Carl Rogers sat down with John Bowlby for tea. We wondered how EFT might have developed from the start if Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Lillian Comas-Diáz, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carolyn Attneave, Bell Hooks, and others also been invited to tea.

    In EFT, we strive to meet our clients where they are by attuning with nuanced attention. And yet so much of the encouragement in our community to date about oppression has been “to just bring it up”, which is not very nuanced. Maybe we withdraw from doing so when we sense that this very lack of nuance might injure people; maybe we pursue with our model as currently taught when we miss important signposts to people’s experiences. 

    Please join us for an exploration of how a few of our foundational EFT skills can help us better attune to more of our clients’ lives. We will explore how context sparks negative (or positive) cycles as partners navigate groups, systems, and the (often-traumatizing) power dynamics that are intrinsically part of human systems.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    Participants will:

    1. Describe how system levels beyond the individual and interpersonal enter into couple and relationship therapy.

    2. Demonstrate how familiar EFT interventions can be harnessed for greater attunement and healing when clients face oppression, both in the world and in relationships.

    PRESENTERS:

    Nalini Calamur, MA, LMFT Nalini is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has extensive experience working in Community Mental Health. She has worked with system-involved youth and multi-stressed Black and Latinx/e individuals, couples and families since 2014 at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, the Carl B. Metoyer Center for Family Counseling, and the Multidimensional Family Therapy program at Lincoln. Ms. Calamur offers trainings to the Community Institute for Psychotherapy and the Carl B. Metoyer Center for Family Counseling such as De-escalation of Conflict in Family Work, and The Impact of Trauma on Attachment and Caregiver/Adolescent Relationship, and Countertransference in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. She has a strong commitment to empowerment and healing in and for queer folk and communities of color and serves on the Diversity Committee for the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT). Ms. Calamur sees clients in her private practice in Berkeley and Marin and primarily works with BIPOCQ and multicultural individuals and/or cross-cultural relationships and families who are struggling with high conflict, trauma, substance use, and/or suicide.  

    Jay Seiff-Haron, Psy. D., Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor-in-training Jay is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and perennial EFT Supervisor-in-Training in private practice in San Francisco. He works with LGBT, BIPOCQ and interracial relationships; as an attachment-centered custody evaluator; and with preschooler-parent dyads after domestic violence, separation, loss or trauma. Dr. Seiff-Haron has taught graduate students at the Wright Institute and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. He has a strong social justice orientation and interest in cross-cultural dialogue, and believes passionately in better serving marginalized individuals, families and communities. Dr. Seiff-Haron is core faculty at Cross-Cultural Communications, an organization that offers week-long immersive, experiential trainings about antiracism and cross-cultural dialogue. He is presently serving on the Diversity Committee of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), and served as Events Committee Chair for the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT), 2009-2014.

    AGENDA:
    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 (not included in CE credits)

    12:00 noon - Training resumes
    1:00 PM - Training ends

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

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

    COST:
    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.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: 
    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

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    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.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    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.

    NCCEFT PROGRAM GRIEVANCE AND REFUND POLICY: 

    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.

    REFUND AND ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    In the event that a program presentation has an attendance fee, CANCELLATIONS should be made 48 hours prior to the event.



    • 08 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Zoom (Link to follow)
    • 993
    Register


    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Attachment and Culture: Deep Roots, Courageous Conversations, and Self-Reflections

    April 8th and 9th, 2022

    Presented by:

    Presented by: Dr. Feion Villodas;

    Dr. Paul Guillory, certified EFT therapist, trainer and supervisor;

    and Dr. Kathrine McKay, certified EFT therapist and supervisor



    DESCRIPTION:

    The Black Lives Matter movement, and the murder of George Floyd highlighted the multidimensional nature of inequities of African Americans lived experiences. Within our mental health clinical communities there are also profound training inequities associated with African American clients. These deficits parallels both historical and current systematic racism in the USA that impacts therapists, researchers, and African American clients. This has created a critical need to promote effective clinical needs to integrate cultural factors into psychotherapy, and in particular EFT. All too often the focus with culture-related mental health trainings have offered a low bar of clinical trainings: that is, long on historical information, general clinical concepts in relationship to racial-context, or therapist processing their own implicit bias; but very short on clinical demonstrations, and multi-level clinical conversations about race-matters. 

    This workshop aims to advance EFT training with African American clients with a high bar of clinical excellence, consistent with EFT’s stance on trainings. We have a goal to move beyond just introducing history and race-based concepts to experiential learning and clinical practice. In particular, we want to create a safe place to learn, to courageously engage colleagues, and for all to learn from these important conversations. Our focus will be at least three different levels of training: (1) clinical conversations about race-matters, (2) EFT demonstrations with Black clients, and (3) exploring our own internal worlds associated with cultural identity. Our training team represents leaders in the BET African American community, and trainers in EFT diversity.

    We invite the NCCEFT community to take a training journey with us. Walk with us to create a safe workshop to learn about culture, and to also learn about the negative Black propaganda that has been promoted about African Americans. Together we will enrich our understandings and processing of cultural influences impacting Black clients’ intrapsychic and interpersonal interactions. Rather than viewing race as a category and to be treaded carefully within therapy, we will invite you to view and practice talking about race as multidimensional, and a dynamic social phenomenon. In the same way we learn how to seed and language attachment in EFT therapy, we need to seed and language cultural matters in our interventions. This workshop will provide opportunities to discuss, engage, and clinically practice cultural humility.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    A). Identify name three different factors associated with cultural humility

    B). Participants will practice at least three different ways to process race-matters in therapy

    C). Describe how race impacts the negative cycle of Black couples

    D). Participants will learn how to effectively use race-matters both in stage 1 and 2 interventions.


    PRESENTERS:

    Dr. Feion Villodas is a clinical psychologist and serves as a clinical supervisor for one of the top Clinical Psychology programs in the nation, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Villodas is also the Executive Director of Graduate Life and Diversity and a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. As the Director of Graduate Student Diversity, she develops and facilitates training on diversity, equity, and inclusion for SDSU graduate students and faculty. She also supports faculty and staff engaged in hiring, diversity planning, and other diversity initiatives. Her research focuses on mental and behavioral health disparities among African-Americans and Latinx populations. She is particularly interested in acculturation, cultural competence, community-based participatory research approaches, and the adaptation and implementation of effective treatments for culturally diverse populations.

    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. He is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” Routledge, August 2021. Dr. Guillory has presented at a number of recent workshops including “Emotionally Focused Therapy in a time of Racial Reckoning” Couple & Family Institute of New England, Spring Symposium, “Race and Couples Therapy Conference,” Eikenberg Academy For Social Justice, July 2021, and “Deep Roots: Attachment & Culture, LA Center of EFT, November 2021. He has recently produced two EFT training videos that dynamically integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy with a cultural lens for working with race-matters in couple’s therapy. 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 Psychologists. 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.

    Dr. Katherine McKay believes that secure, loving relationships have the power to shape how humans see themselves, others and their world. This belief guides her therapeutic approach. Katherine specializes in treating couples and survivors of trauma. Katherine is a Certified EFT therapist and supervisor. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has advanced training in Prolonged Exposure (PE), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Katherine has over 20 years of clinical experience, with extensive experience in treating couples and survivors of trauma. In addition to providing therapy, supervision and facilitating Hold Me Tight (HMT) retreats, she is the team psychologist for a national sports team, provides executive coaching, and conducts trainings on various topics. She taught diversity courses on the graduate level as well as provided training on cross cultural awareness and cultural humility to clinicians. Katherine’s clinical research has focused on romantic and co-parenting relationships in the Black community, attachment theory and trauma. Her research has centered on the thesis that relationships have the power to heal and she incorporates this premise throughout her work. In both clinical and nonclinical spaces, Katherine is learning how to lean in to uncomfortable moments with curiosity and compassion. 


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

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


    REQUIREMENTS:

    ***Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training.  Confidentiality: You must agree to keep confidential the personal identifying information of case material shared in the training. By registering for this training, you agree to not record any part of this training in any format (audio, video or visual).  personal written notes of non-confidential material are permitted.


    COST:
    Regular Fee is $350; Early Bird Fee is $320 (By March 8th) Pre-license Fee is $250. Prepayment is made online only through the website at the time of registration.


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

    CONTINUING EDUCATION:

    This course meets the qualifications for 14 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

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Those who attend this workshop in full, complete the course evaluation (via GoogleDocs sent by email) and for virtual attendance, attest to full attendance, will receive CE credits. A certificate of completion will be provided via email, within three days after completed evaluation is submitted. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    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.

    NCCEFT PROGRAM GRIEVANCE AND REFUND POLICY: 

    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.

    REFUND AND ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    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.



Past events

25 Sep 2021 Use of the Self, EFT, and Conversations about Culture and Race
26 Jun 2021 NCCEFT Quarterly ON-LINE Meeting
16 Apr 2021 NCCEFT 2021 Fundraiser April 16 - 17, 2021
06 Mar 2021 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Embodying EFT: Enhancing the Somatic Dimension
30 Jan 2021 NCCEFT Quarterly ON-LINE Training: EFiT with Sam Jinich, PhD
18 Dec 2020 Very Attached ZOOM Holiday Party
10 Oct 2020 NCCEFT Day-long Training with Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD
26 Sep 2020 NCCEFT Quarterly Fall Kick-Off Event
23 May 2020 Doing EFT Online: A Conversation with Rebecca and Sam
06 Mar 2020 NCCEFT 2020 Fundraiser--High Conflict Couples with George Faller
01 Feb 2020 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Affect Theory and EFT
07 Dec 2019 Very Attached Holiday Party
02 Nov 2019 NCCEFT Daylong: Developing Confidence in Addressing Sexual Issues Within Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
07 Sep 2019 NCCEFT Fall Kick-Off--Attachment Therapist as Fellow Traveler: Attunement in EFT
22 Jun 2019 Affect Theory and EFT: Welcoming Secondary Emotions & Reactive Behaviors
27 Apr 2019 Integrating EFT and Sex Therapy Through Case Studies
22 Mar 2019 NCCEFT Fundraiser--Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Healing Relationships and Promoting Resilience
02 Feb 2019 Robert Solley, PhD; EFT on a Spectrum
01 Dec 2018 Very Attached Holiday Party
27 Oct 2018 EFT with High Conflict Couples
08 Sep 2018 Back to EFT Basics with Sam Jinich, Ph.D.
16 Jun 2018 Leading, Being Led, Walking Beside: Collaboration with the Couple in EFT
14 Apr 2018 Shoring up the Emotional Bonds from the Inside Out Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EFT - Partners in Intimacy
02 Feb 2018 NCCEFT Fundraiser: Sex as a Safe Adventure: Connecting Sexually and Emotionally Through EFT
06 Jan 2018 EFT for New Parents: Navigating the Attachment Minefield
02 Dec 2017 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
23 Sep 2017 STEP 3: The Challenges of Accessing Emotions When the Withdrawer and the Pursuer are Highly Cognitive
17 Jun 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Can You See Me? Providing Emotionally Focused Therapy to Middle Eastern and Immigrant Couples.
07 Apr 2017 NCCEFT Annual Fundraiser
04 Mar 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: The Dreaded "S" Word
14 Jan 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Unlocking the Mystery of Pursuer Softening
10 Dec 2016 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
01 Oct 2016 Step 2 of EFT: Tracking the Reactive Negative Cycle
18 Jun 2016 Making Peace with Pursuit
07 May 2016 EFT and Grief
08 Apr 2016 How Sharing Emotions Calms the Traumatized Brain and Heart: The Application of EFT with Trauma Couples
23 Jan 2016 Roadmap to EFT Certification
05 Dec 2015 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
26 Sep 2015 Stage 1: Attuning to the Relational Bond with EFT Interventions
27 Jun 2015 Working with Men in the EFT Model
24 Apr 2015 Addressing Addictions while Fostering Secure Attachments with EFT
28 Mar 2015 EFT with Same-Sex Couples: An Open Discussion
31 Jan 2015 The Joy of Sex: A Therapists’ Guide to Sex and Self of Therapist in EFT
06 Dec 2014 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
20 Sep 2014 Stuck Places in EFT
28 Jun 2014 Withdraw-Withdraw Couples: Moving into Increased Engagement
30 May 2014 Journey into Your Self as a Therapist: Self-Exploration, Discovery and Transformation
29 Mar 2014 The EFT Tango Map

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775 East Blithdale Ave. #625

Mill Valley, CA 94941


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