When: Friday, September 20, 2019 9am-4pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, BCC, CGP
Target Audience: EFT Clinicians
Level: Advanced (EFT Trained)
CE’s: 5 CE’s approved for LMFT’s, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
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An experiential workshop for EFT couples therapists to explore Self-Of-Therapist learning in a supportive group environment
In Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), clinicians help couples identify and process the strong emotions that drive their negative communication cycle, as well as facilitating client’s awareness of their unmet attachment needs and fears. In order to do this effectively, EFT therapists must be able to name and process their own emotions, be aware of their own attachment style, and be cognizant of Self-of-Therapist issues that may get triggered in session. “Self-of-Therapist” is a term to describe the intra-psychic challenges that impede the therapeutic process.
This 1-day workshop provided an opportunity for EFT couples therapists to explore Self-of-Therapist challenges in a supportive group environment. This workshop utilized dyadic presentations and experiential group learning to promote compassion and movement with Self-of-Therapist challenges.
In this program, participants:
1. Identified their own attachment style and subsequent action tendencies.
2. Recognized Self-of-Therapist challenges that blocks therapeutic attunement.
3. Demonstrated increased ability to work experientially with emotion.
4. Identified their own internal working model and how it impacts their clinical work with couples.
5. Applied new knowledge about unmet attachment needs and reparative responses to improve therapeutic outcomes.
9–9:30am Identify Attachment Style
9:30–10am Identify Clinical Blocks
10:15am–12:15pm Experiential Process Group
1:15–3:15pm Experiential Process Group
3:30–4pm Application for Clinical Practice and Feedback
Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, BCC, CGP is a licensed social worker, certified group psychotherapist, certified EFT couples therapist, and certified supervisor in full-time private practice. Her clinical focus is working with individuals, couples, and groups who struggle with secure attachment and intimacy. Theresa is a former supervisor for the Harvard University Mental Health Service, and currently provides supervision and consultation to therapists in private practice. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and is currently on the teaching faculty for the NSGP group training program. Theresa has over 15 years of clinical experience leading groups, and she has presented continuing education workshops for Boston College, Harvard University UHS, the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England, Seacoast EFT Community, Psychology Specialist of Maine, and the annual conference for the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. Visit her website at: www.tbcohen.com.
*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.
The Couple & Family Institute of New England (CFINE)’s training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Lindsay Swan, CFINE Administrator, at (413) 341-0543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Credit is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their 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.
Continuing Education Credit is approved through the New England Association for Family & Systemic Therapy for the following professions:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: The New England Association for Family & Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in Massachusetts. NEAFAST 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.