Professional Workshops

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Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cultural Humility, and African American Couples

When: Friday, September 17, 2021, 11am-6pm ET
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Paul Guillory, PhD
CEs: 6 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This workshop will discuss the most effective ways to integrate culture and race into EFT work, while addressing the presenting problems of the couple.
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Antiracism Supervision

When: Friday, October 8, 2021, 12-3:15 EDT (originally scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021)
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC
CEs: 3 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
Antiracism supervision requires action beyond cultural competence and humility. This workshop will provide supervisors and supervisors-in-training with an introduction to antiracism supervision.
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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Level 1

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Level 1

When: Mondays, October 18, 2021; November 8, 2021; November 29, 2021; and December 13, 2021; 12-3:15 ET
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT
CEs: 12 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This workshop will demonstrate how the EFT model of working with couples is extended and modified to fit the family context. Attention will be given to how EFT practice with families is different and what additional skills are needed.
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For the EFT Clinician

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Core Skills Training in EFT

Dates: Session 1: Thursday & Friday, September 23 & 24, 2021; Session 2: Monday & Tuesday, November 15 & 16, 2021; Session 3: Friday & Saturday, February 4 & 5, 2022; Session 4: Sunday & Monday, April 3 & 4, 2022
Times: 12-7pm ET (Day 1), 9am-4:30pm ET (Day 2)
Location: Sessions 1, 2 & 3 on Zoom; Session 4 in Northampton, MA (exact location TBD)
Instructor: Lorrie Brubacher, MEd, LMFT, RMFT
CEs: 48 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
Core Skills Advanced Training is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of EFT theory and translate it into more effective and deliberate interventions with your couples. Limited to 16 participants.
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Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

When: Friday & Saturday, March 4-5, 2022, 9am-5pm EDT
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 49 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: George Faller, MS, LMFT
CEs: 12 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
Do escalated couples make you want to quit being a therapist? Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for couples, from still-face to high reactivity to despair and rage.
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Home Study

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Working Effectively with Black Couples

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT
CEs: This program does not offer CEs
This workshop examines the importance of Self-of-the-Therapist work regarding race as a precursor to working with African American couples and encourages participants to consider the impact of their own identities on the building of therapeutic trust.
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Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Keynote Speakers: Sidney Trantham, PhD and Acey Mercer, LMSW
Case Presentation Co-Moderated by: MaryAnna Domokos-Cheng Ham, EdD, LMFT and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Panelists: Sidney Trantham, PhD; Acey Mercer, LMSW; Steffani Brandenburg, LCSW, LICSW, CST; Julie Mencher, LICSW; Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S; and Jane Fleishman, PhD, MS, MEd, CSE
Workshops by: Acey Mercer, LMSW and Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists; approved for AASECT
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2019 Fall Symposium "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape" featuring a keynote presentation, case study, and two workshops. Available until August 9, 2021.
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Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This online program brings to life the AAMFT Code Of Ethics as well as some of the ethical guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, in an engaging and thought-provoking way. An interview with I. Scott Cohen has been added to make this course relevant to the time of COVID-19.
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On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Presenters: Carolyn Broudy, MD; Annette Cycon, LCSW; Charles Daniels, Jr., LICSW; Nancy Knudsen, LMFT; and Mirza Lugardo, LMHC
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2018 Fall Symposium "On Becoming A Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships" morning panel consisting of five speakers who each address a case study, drawing upon their own theoretical perspective and particular approach to family intervention.
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