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

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
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: TBA
Instructors: TBA
Save the date. Our second annual Fall Symposium will be focused around themes of gender and sexuality. More information coming soon!
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Transforming Shattered Bonds: Addressing Affairs and Attachment Injuries with EFT’s Attachment Injury Resolution Model

Transforming Shattered Bonds: Addressing Affairs and Attachment Injuries with EFT’s Attachment Injury Resolution Model
When: March 29-30, 2019, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Lorrie Brubacher, M.Ed., LMFT, RMFT
An advanced master class in Emotionally Focused Therapy designed to address the “never again” moments that can interfere in a couple’s healing process.
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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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