Professional Workshops

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Emotionally Focused Therapy in a Time of Racial Reckoning: Centering Race in Couple & Family Therapy

When: Friday, April 9, 2021, 12-7pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Presenters: Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC; Paul Guillory, PhD; Bukky Kolawole, PsyD; Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT
Moderator: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This symposium is designed for couple and family therapists to hear from four experts who will speak to the special considerations of effective, anti-racist informed, Emotionally Focused Therapy.
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Antiracism Supervision

When: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12-3:15pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC
CEs: 3 CEs pending 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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Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

When: Orientation — Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7-9:30pm EDT; Optional Live Video Viewing – June 4, 2021, 9:30am-4pm EDT; Externship — Friday & Saturday, June 11 & 12, 2021 and June 18 & 19, 2021, 9:30am-4pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Instructors: Lorrie Brubacher, MEd, LMFT, RMFT; assisted by Paul Guillory, PhD
CEs: 30 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the basic four-day training, a pre-requisite for certification and follow-up advanced training in EFT. The Externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live interviews and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues. Participants will be introduced to EFT, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships.
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For the EFT Clinician

Follow the Emotion: The Challenges of De-escalation—A Refresher Course on Stage I of Emotionally Focused Therapy

Follow the Emotion: The Challenges of De-escalation—A Refresher Course on Stage I of Emotionally Focused Therapy

When: Friday, March 19, 2021 9am-4:45pm EST
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Danielle Green, LICSW and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This workshop is designed for those who have already received the basic training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, but would like to review theory and practice.
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Save the Date—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: 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. Registration coming soon.*If it's determined we can't meet in person, we will move to an online format. 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: Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2021, 9am-5pm (originally scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2020)
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

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. ~ Until March 1, 2021 use discount code "FEB20" for $20 off. ~
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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. ~ Until March 1, 2021 use discount code "FEB20" for $20 off. ~
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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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