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When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022; 11am-1pm ET
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Rates: $25; $10 for current Core Skills participants

CEs: This program does not offer CEs

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The De-Escalation Stage of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) treatment takes couples through the heightened negative cycle of conflict and disconnection to a place of new possibilities based on an emerging capacity for mutual empathy. Sound easy enough? This 2-hour review of theory and practice will build off of part 1 that took place August 3, 2022 to reinforce the road map for participants learning to put the pieces together of this elegant model. Participants will review steps 1-4 of Stage One along with the EFT Tango moves, and troubleshot the common places where EFT therapists get stuck. This presentation will include lecture with video examples followed by question and answers. This 2-hour workshop is designed for those who have already received the basic training in EFT but want to review theory and practice.

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Nancy Knudsen, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Northampton, MA with over 30 years experience in the field. She has used a family systems orientation over the years to work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues. Over the past 10 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 served two years as the Assistant Director of the New England EFT Community. Nancy has taught a number of workshops on EFT for professionals, and has facilitated over 12 couples weekend workshops using the Hold Me Tight® Program developed by Dr Sue Johnson. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Her most recent enterprise is Co-Founding and Directing the Couple & Family Institute of New England.


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