When: Friday, June 7, 2019 9am-12:15pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
This workshop offered 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 were 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.
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.
**Continuing Education Credit is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.