Susan Thau, Ph.D. is now a Certified EFT Supervisor

It is with great pleasure that I announce to my LACEFT friends and colleagues that Susan Thau, Ph.D., one of the originators of LACEFT, is now certified as an EFT Supervisor. Susan embodies the principles of EFT in her soft and caring way, and in her desire to understand her supervisees and their clients as deeply as she can. She has a solid mastery of EFT, and a strong commitment and enthusiasm for the model. She makes supervision an experience, thus beautifully teaching EFT thorough experiential learning. Susan easily establishes and fosters strong alliances with her ...

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Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC, NCC, CST, is a Certified EFT Therapist

I had the privilege of working with Yamonte in Core Skills in 2016 and 2017. He immediately took to the EFT model, which is a great fit for his gentle soul and his warm, tender, attuned and compassionate presence. One of his EFT supervisors, Jean Shirkoff, talked about Yamonte in the following way: “He has a deep understanding of the importance of attachment, and he has experience and comfort working with diverse populations which can be challenging as a person learns a complex model of therapy because there are so many details to keep track of. This never seemed to ...

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Learn About Dr. Sue Johnson’s New Book!

“Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families” Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment–and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice–Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it ...

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Congratulations to Veronica Thomas on Becoming an EFT Certified Supervisor!

Veronica Thomas, Ph.D., is a newly certified EFT Supervisor.   Veronica is a gem in the EFT world, and a loving and committed EFT Supervisor.  I am just thrilled that she has reached this milestone.   In Gail's notice of Veronica's certification, Gail said: "I can see that you are very comfortable with the supervisory role and devote a considerable amount of time reviewing the tape and providing validating and on target feedback and also model empathic reflections."   Gail appreciated Veronica saying, "Like our therapy, going slow in supervision, and ...

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Congratulations to Minoo Saeedvafa on Becoming a Certified EFT Therapist!

A hearty congratulations to Minoo Saeedvafa who just became an EFT Certified Therapist here in Los Angeles!  I’ve had the pleasure of supervising Minoo for the past several years and her growth has been amazing. Minoo is so highly attuned to her clients right from the beginning.  Minoo’s slow, soft approach and superb ability to meet, then follow, and then lead her clients to explore their inner emotions, meanings and needs, is truly amazing and a delight to see. With her Stage 1 couple, she worked with a man who had almost no ability at first to identify ...

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Congratulations to Robert Ogner on Becoming an EFT Certified Supervisor!

Robert Ogner is a newly certified EFT Supervisor. Robert is a very special person who has contributed a great deal to the EFT world, and we are very fortunate to have him as an EFT Supervisor. In Gail’s notification letter to Robert, she says: “The paper and the graph of your model of supervision was original, comprehensive, and on point. I especially like your paragraph on Equipping the EFT therapist- what a novel idea to think specifically how to resource your supervisees-looking at the process from the other end-rather then what you are doing -where you want the ...

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Follow-Up to “Integrating Sex and Sexuality in Your EFT Couples’ Work”

About 60 LACEFT Members and guests were treated to a very special Continuing Education program on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Our Trainer, Dr. Silvina Irwin, and one of our EFT Supervisors-in-Training, Dr. Lisa Blum, presented on “Integrating Sex and Sexuality in Your EFT Couples’ Work.” For so many couples and their therapists, the topic of the couple’s sexual relationship is avoided or is difficult to discuss. Many of us don’t really know how to discuss it in a sensitive way that can lead to a full and meaningful experience in therapy. We may want to rest on ...

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Recap from Saturday’s Program with George Faller

George Faller, Former NY Fire Fighter and Current EFT Trainer and Trauma Expert Helps LA EFT Therapists Help Highly Escalated Couples (by Nancy Gardner) On April 28, 2018, LA therapists were privileged to attend a day-long workshop led by George Faller, MFT, who came to LA from New York with his experience, humor, knowledge, and openness to help guide us through the difficult waters of working with couples who are in high conflict. George challenged us to meet these couples where they are—with high energy and intense affect. In high energy situations, slowing ...

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Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Quinn on Becoming an ICEEFT-Certified EFT Therapist!

A Message from LACEFT President, Karen Shore: Dear all, It is with great pleasure that I announce that another of our LACEFT members, Dr. Cathy Quinn, has just become an ICEEFT-Certified EFT Therapist!  I have known Cathy for many years and know she has been studying hard and has been providing superb therapy to her couples.  Cathy  practices in Santa Monica and has been a LACEFT member for several years.  She attends many LACEFT activities and is a former LACEFT Board Member. This is what her supervisor, Priscilla Zynda had to say in announcing Cathy’s ...

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Recap from “Right Here Right Now” with Nancy Gardner, PhD

Saturday, December 2nd, we at the Los Angeles Center for EFT were treated to a wonderful experience. Our Trainer Nancy Gardner, PhD, presented a 3 hour program titled “Right Here, Right Now: The Power of the Present Moment.” Nancy presented a video of a Live Session she had done during a Core Skills recently. Nancy followed a way of teaching that I have come to love - showing a minute or two of the video and helping us focus on just that little bit at a time. I have found this way of teaching incredibly helpful in that rather than focusing so much on the Steps and ...

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