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September 2018

Core Skills – Module 4 (Pasadena)

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Core Skills The EFT Core Skills Training focuses on the development and refinement of the core skills of the EFT approach. The year-long training experience involves four or five 12 hour sessions scheduled three to four months apart. Each session is designed for a small group of participants (8 - 10) to explore and refine the primary skills used in the EFT model. Each session will include practical instruction, experiential exercises, video examples, and case consultation. Those who complete the…

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Integrating Sex and Sexuality in Your EFT Couples’ Work

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Pasadena Central Library, Studio on 4th 285 E. Walnut Street Pasadena, CA, 285 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, 91106 United States
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Join Silvina Irwin, PhD, Certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor, and Therapist, and  Lisa Blum, PsyD, Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor Candidate for this exciting EFT training!  Have you experienced the dilemma of helping couples achieve greater emotional connection through EFT, and yet found that this does not always translate directly into greater sexual desire, contact, pleasure and flexibility between the partners?   This workshop will present a frame for understanding that dilemma, and offer approaches for more fully integrating sexual concerns into our…

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October 2018

Four-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

October 2, 2018 - October 5, 2018

October 2-5, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, CA Join us for a Four-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with Certified EFT Trainers Nancy Gardner, Ph.D. And Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. Learn more and register at

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December 2018

Learning to Trust Curiosity, Emotional Attunement, & Resonating Responsiveness First

December 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this exciting program featuring Robert Ogner, LCSW, "Learning to Trust Curiosity, Emotional Attunement, & Resonating Responsiveness First: The Wonderment of Tuning Our Instruments". Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Schedule: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Note: please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as we will move around a lot during the workshops. A Message from Our Presenter: Dear EFT Therapist, Will four hours of immersion in experiences…

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January 2019

[LACEFT Member Program] EFT Supervision Group, Woodland Hills

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Working towards certification or just to strengthening your skills? Starting January 2019 in Woodland Hills, EFT Supervisor Veronica Thomas, PhD, will hold a EFT Supervision group. Meet one Friday a month from 11 am to 12:30/1:00 pm. Get unstuck with your couples Review your videos We'll have fun with Role Plays Great hand outs! We'll reflect and collaborate with each other Get compassionate supervision (I know how vulnerable you can feel about this). Call or text (818) 599-8350 if you're…

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Two-Day Master Class with Sue Johnson: “Flying through the Storm to Safe and Sound: EFT with Challenging Couples”

January 11 - January 12
California Institute of Technology

About this Workshop: Couples therapy has a reputation for being one of the most challenging modalities of psychotherapy, but the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist has a map to the territory of intimate bonding to understand the relational drama that couples get caught up in when things go wrong and what is needed to bring partners back into safe and sound connection. The most challenging presentations we see in our couples therapy practice will be addressed: escalating chaotic couples, attachment injuries…

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March 2019

The Road to Certification in EFT

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 10780 Santa Monica Blvd., #350
Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States
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The path to certification is often fraught with questions, where even therapists skilled in EFT are unclear on what is required for their work to be considered sufficient for certification in EFT. This workshop will help attendees understand and practice what they are required to demonstrate in order to become a Certified EFT Therapist. The workshop is intended for therapists who have attended a Four-Day Externship, a Core Skills Series, video-tape their sessions and have had some individual supervision in…

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April 2019

LACEFT’s 2019 Social Event

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Register now for our FREE social event! Attendees will be able to network with the local EFT community over food and drinks. LACEFT members, affiliates, and prospective members are welcome to attend. Date: April 13, 2019 Times: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Attire: Business Casual Location: La Canada Flintridge Click here to register

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May 2019

4-Day Externship in EFT with Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Palmer-Olsen – Pasadena, CA

May 1 - May 4

The Next Externship in Pasadena with Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Palmer-Olsen will be May 1st-May 4th, 2019. Click here to register for the May Externship. “ The caring environment Silvina creates makes it really safe to learn and grow, and her empathic clarity has helped me organize and integrate the model in ways that take my clinical work to a whole new level of depth and healing.” — JOY MALEK, LMFT Wed, May 1, 2019 to Sat, May 4,…

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October 2019

Getting Grounded in the EFT Tango with Sharon Chatkupt Lee, PsyD

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, 2130 East Maple Avenue
El Segundo, CA 9024 United States
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Getting Grounded in the EFT Tango is a one-day, intermediate-level course designed to help participants develop familiarity and skill in using the EFT Tango in their clinical work. With the EFT Tango we can be more oriented and confident in knowing how to balance process and cycle work with emotional access and deepening. By providing simple guideposts that help us ground ourselves, the EFT Tango frees us to use more of ourselves in attunement and resonance. EVENT DESCRIPTION Traditionally we…

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