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April 30, 2016

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Registration begins promptly at 8:30 am. Our program will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. (The cut off time for attendees looking to obtain CE credit is 9:15 am.)

Our program will take place at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis – 10780 Santa Monica Blvd., #350, Los Angeles, CA 90025. There is a parking structure located on the side of the building.


Infidelity is a frequently presenting concern in couples therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) conceptualizes infidelity as a type of “attachment injury” where a fundamental breach of trust inhibits a partner’s ability to resolve an affair and potential long standing patterns of distance and distress. To address this, EFT provides a multi-step approach that has demonstrated empirical support in resolving attachment injuries and moving couples toward healing.


This one day workshop provides a practical review of the assessment and treatment of these injuries using the EFT Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM). The workshop will include video and case demonstrations illustrating key moments in the process of Attachment Injury Resolution, and therapist practices necessary for restoring healing and safety to a couple’s relationship after an affair. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of attachment injuries and their influence on couple relationships
  • Identify attachment strategies and their influence on patterns of couple distress
  • Conceptualize the treatment of attachment injuries through the Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM)
  • Identify EFT interventions and processes that enables couples to move toward healing from an affair


Certified EFT Trainers Jim Furrow and Lisa Palmer Olsen
profile-furrow-jimDr. Jim Furrow, PhD serves as Evelyn and Frank Freed associate professor of marital and family therapy and chair of the School of Psychology’s Department of Marriage and Family at Fuller Theological Seminary. With a background in marriage and family therapy, Furrow’s research interests focus on couples therapy, interpersonal relationships, and positive youth development. He is a clinical member and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator. He is also a certified practitioner, supervisor, and trainer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).

Lima PalmerDr. Lisa Palmer Olsen, PsyD is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, California. She is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trainer and Supervisor and a Founder and Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (TRIEFT) at Alliant International University. In addition, she is the director of Alliant EFT Couple and Family Clinic. She is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) clinical member and approved AAMFT supervisor.

Registration Fee

$175 for members, $195 for non-members April 16 or later.
$125 for student registration (verification required).

*Registration fee includes catered lunch and snacks.
*Please add $20 for continuing education credit.

*Cancelation Administrative Fee: $25.00, *Refund Deadline April 27th.

This event is sponsored by the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approved provider of continuing education credit by the American Psychological Association and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

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Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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