Welcome to the Couple & Family Institute of New England

The Couple and Family Institute of New England is committed to enhancing people’s lives and their relationships to one another. We believe that healthy relationships with those we love are the foundation of our well-being.

Our vision is to offer state-of-the-art:

  • Workshops and training programs for mental health professionals interested in working with couples and families
  • Couple and family therapy services
  • Educational programs for couples’ enrichment

Networking Breakfast for NEAFAST

Networking Breakfast for NEAFAST
When: Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30-11am
Where: 20 Munroe Street, Northampton, MA
Presenter: Janine Roberts, Ed.D
CE's: 1.5 CE's for LMFT's
Join us for a NEAFAST networking breakfast and presentation by Dr. Janine Roberts on "Therapeutic Work with Street Children and their Families in Latin America: Implications for Working with Marginalized Populations in the U.S.” All couple and family therapists are invited!
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What’s So Special About EFT? An Introduction to Working With Couples Using Emotionally Focused Therapy

What’s So Special About EFT? An Introduction to Working With Couples Using Emotionally Focused Therapy
When: Friday, June 7, 2019 9am-12:15pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Level: Beginner
CE's: 3 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
Learn what Emotionally Focused Therapy is all about in a lively presentation that includes an overview of the model and video demonstration.
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Save The Date! Fall Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

Save The Date! Fall Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

When: Friday, October 25, 2019
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructors: TBA
Our second annual Fall Symposium will be focused around themes of gender and sexuality. More information coming soon!
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Home Study Programs TBA

Home Study Programs TBA

Stay tuned for Home Study programs coming out this spring and summer.
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The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection

The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
When: May 4-5, 2019, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict.
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The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection

The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
When: October 5-6, 2019, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict.
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The Hold Me Tight®, Hold Me Just Right Program: The Dance of Touch and Sexual Connection in Intimate Relationships

The Hold Me Tight®, Hold Me Just Right Program: The Dance of Touch and Sexual Connection in Intimate Relationships
When: December 7-8, 2019, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructors: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST
This workshop uses variations of the Hold Me Tight® conversations to explore how the emotional obstacles to closeness get in the way of our sending clear signals about our fears and longings for physical and sexual intimacy.
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The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection

The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
When: February 15-16, 2020, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict.
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Couple Therapy Intensive

Couple Therapy Intensive
Sometimes there is just no time to waste. For couples in crisis or couples just wanting to get down to work in a concentrated time frame, we offer several options for more intensive couples therapy. Schedule your 1-day (6 hours) or 2-day-plus intensive.
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