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
Level: Beginner
CE's: 3 CE's approved 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! Sexual Identity: Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Save The Date! Sexual Identity: Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 9am-5pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Keynote Speaker: Acey Merser, LMSW; additional Panelists and Presenters TBA
Level: Beginner
CE's: 6 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
The frameworks of gender and sexuality have shifted dramatically in recent years from discrete categories to conceptualizing both aspects of identity as a spectrum. Many therapists feel the need to play catch-up with these cultural shifts in order to understand our clients’ experiences and struggles.
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Self-Of-Therapist

Self-Of-Therapist
When: Friday, September 20, 2019 9am-4pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, BCC, CGP
Level: EFT Trained
CE's: 3 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
An experiential workshop for EFT couples therapists to explore Self-Of-Therapist learning in a supportive group environment.
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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: 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
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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The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection

The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
When: May 30-June 1, 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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