When: Friday, June 7, 2019 9am-12:15pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Rates: Early Bird fee until 5/24: $60; Regular fee: $70; Student/Agency Clinician* Early Bird fee until 5/24: $45; Student/Agency Clinician* Regular fee: $50
Level: Beginner
CE’s: 3 CE’s pending for LMFT’s, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists

This workshop offers a brief overview of the basic concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-based approach developed by Dr. Susan Johnson that has been shown to be highly effective in helping distressed couples repair and create a secure bond. Learn about what makes this model unique in a lively presentation that includes video demonstration of this deeply moving therapy in action.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the systemic feedback loop present in a couple conflict cycle.
2. Assess the underlying attachment needs of each member of the couple and what drives each partner to continue the escalation process.
3. Identify and track the underlying process lurking beneath the content of a couple’s conflict.

Workshop Schedule:
9-10:30am – Overview of attachment theory and relevance to couple distress
10:30-10:45am – Break
10:45-11am – Video demonstration
11am-12pm – Steps and stages of EFT treatment
12-12:15pm – Questions and conclusions




Nancy Knudsen, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Northampton, MA with over 30 years experience in the field. She uses a family systems orientation to work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues. Over the past 8 years, Nancy’s primary clinical modality has been Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a certified EFT therapist as well as a certified EFT supervisor, and serves on the planning committee of the New England Center for  EFT. Nancy has taught a number of workshops on EFT for professionals. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is co-founder and co-director of the Couple and Family Institute of New England.

*Who qualifies for the Student/Agency Clinician Rate?
We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.

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