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Welcome to the Couple and 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
On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships

On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships

When: Friday, November 9, 2018, 9-5
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Co-Moderators: Jack LaForte, PhD, LMFT and Janine Roberts, EdD
Presenters: Carolyn Broudy, MD; Annette Cycon, LCSW; Charles Daniels, LICSW; Nancy Knudsen, LMFT; and Mirza Lugardo, LMHC
CE's: 6 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW's, LMHC's, and Lic. Psychologists

This symposium will cover a range of topics including how to assess a family and decide whom to work with, perinatal mental health issues, strengthening couple’s bonds, engaging fathers, developing peer support networks, doing family therapy with at risk populations, and more.

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Jumping Into the Fray: Working With Couples Using the Emotionally Focused Therapy Lens

Jumping Into the Fray: Working With Couples Using the Emotionally Focused Therapy Lens

When: Thursdays, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, 2018, 9am-12:15pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CE's: 15 CE's approved for LMFT's, LICSW's, LMHC's, and Lic. Psychologists

This seminar breaks down the nuts and bolts of doings effective stage one EFT couple therapy. Open to therapists of all levels of experience

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Monday Night Movies

Monday Night Movies
When: Mondays, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, 2018, 5-7pm
Where: 53 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Moderator: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
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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 9-5 and Saturday 9-5
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Lorrie Brubacher, M.Ed., LMFT, RMFT
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Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists

Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists

When: Anytime
Where: Online
Instructor: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
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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 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA 01060
Instructors: Michael Moran, LCSW, CST and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
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The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection

The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
When: February 9-10, 2019, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA 01060
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT

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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 1-2, 2018, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA 01060
Instructors: Michael Moran, LCSW, CST and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
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