Upcoming Seminars

DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  10/23/19 – 10/26/19 Berkeley, CA Sam Jinich, PhD 

Course Information

The 4-Day Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship in Berkeley

For Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors - All Levels.

28 CE Hours

General's Residence, Upper Fort Mason Center

Marina District, San Francisco

In the EFT Externship, therapists will learn how to view relationship distress through an Attachment lens and to focus their attention on attachment needs and longings. During the four days of training, participants learn the theoretical foundations of EFT, Attachment theory and emotion regulation. Participants learn and practice powerful interventions and techniques to help couples to slow down and begin to really listen to each other. When couples are in distress, some partners disagree, fight and repeatedly engage in negative patterns of blaming, criticizing, defending and expressing contempt. Others avoid, distance, emotionally or physically withdraw or to become detached from each other. The focus of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is to understand the underlying, often unspoken reasons and attachment-related significance and impact of these patterns and to help partners to express this to each other. Traditional types of couples therapy tend to be open-ended, focus on behavior change, teach negotiation and communication skills or minimize the importance of interdependence. In contrast, the EFT approach hones in on increasing a couple's attunement and empathy in order to build trust and create a safe haven and secure base. In EFT, we focus on helping couples create and build more secure bonds with each other. We help partners turn to each other when they are most vulnerable, and we foster accessibility, responsiveness, and emotional engagement when partners take the risk of expressing their underlying feelings and needs.

This course is for 28 CE

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Presenter

Sam Jinich, PhD is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. He is the Director of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (SFCEFT) and the Instituto de Terapia Focalizada en las Emociones (ITFE). Dr Jinich received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University’s Joint Doctoral Program. He completed his internship and postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Sam is one of the Founders of the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) and he is Past President of the San Francisco Psychological Association. Sam has been an Individual and Couples Therapist in San Francisco for over 20 years. He specializes in working with clients who are experiencing emotional distress and a desire to deepen their understanding of themselves and improve in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, commitment, relationship-building and parenting. Sam is active and engaging in his approach with clients. Sam loves helping couples at the Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples that he co-leads with Michelle Gannon, PhD in San Francisco, Tiburon and Esalen. The SF Center for EFT offers Forgiveness Training for Therapists, Intros to EFT, the EFT Externship, EFT Core Skills and the EFT Core Skills Refresher. The SF center is actively planning and developing other special topic trainings that will be offered to the EFT community. For more information, please visit SFCEFT.com. Sam is bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and is leading EFT Externships and Core Skills in Spanish in Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, Spain.
 

Workshop Description

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Les Greenberg.  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a well-researched map for helping couples grow closer and deal with relationship conflicts.  The EFT model is based on Attachment Theory, the Science of Love and Emotions and Humanistic Psychology.  EFT helps couples move from relational distress and disconnection to safer, more connected relationships.

Relationships can be a cause of stress and pain or a source of comfort and joy. EFT therapists help partners understand more clearly each other’s deepest emotions and attachment longings and fears. However, feelings are often hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood. EFT therapists help partners access, deepen and communicate their feelings to each other in heart-felt moving ways.

In the EFT Externship, therapists will learn how to view relationship distress through an Attachment lens and to focus their attention on attachment needs and longings.  Therapists will learn how to pay attention more closely to the emotions of their clients and to explore, heighten and expand underlying emotions.  Therapists will also learn and practice how to facilitate new couples therapy conversations that increase their couples’ feelings of secure attachment, closeness and connection. The goal of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy is to train therapists to attune to their clients better, by tuning their therapeutic ear to the emotions of the relational dance.

When couples are in distress, some couples disagree, fight and repeatedly engage in negative patterns of blaming, criticizing, defending and withdrawing. In a patterned fashion, this often leads partners to fight, avoid, distance, emotionally or physically withdraw or to become detached from each other. The focus of EFT is to understand the underlying, often unspoken reasons and attachment-related significance and impact of these patterns and to help partners to express their vulnerable emotions to each other. 

Traditional types of couples therapy tend to be open-ended, focus on behavior change, teach negotiation and communication skills or minimize the importance of interdependence. In contrast, the EFT approach hones in on increasing a couple's attunement and empathy in order to build trust and create a safe haven and secure base.  In EFT, we focus on helping couples create and build more secure bonds with each other. We help partners turn to each other when they are most vulnerable, and we foster accessibility, responsiveness, and emotional engagement when partners take the risk of expressing their underlying feelings and needs.

In the EFT approach, couples learn to recognize the negative cycle that keeps them stuck where often one person pursues and criticizes and the other responds defensively or withdraws or both pursue or both withdraw. Couples learn to identify the needs and fears that keep them in that negative cycle and they learn to identify and express their underlying emotions in a way that transforms the repetitive negative cycle into a more positive and secure relationship that enables the couple to more easily resolve their problems on their own.

Partners learn to empathize with each other and become more supportive when they experience the others vulnerability expressed in clear and poignant ways. By learning how to be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged (A.R.E.), partners create a more secure and loving bond.

In the EFT Externship, you will learn how to help your couples deal with their feelings together, reach towards each other, and be responsive in more loving and positive ways. You will learn by watching videotaped and live demonstrations of the approach and you will practice via experiential exercises and role plays.

The four-day EFT Externship is the first step towards developing an in-depth understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy and learning this model of couples therapy.

The SFCEFT Externship is recognized by the International Center for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT) and completion of the four training days can also be used for Continuing Education credit (30 CEU's) and towards your Certification as an EFT therapist.

 

Main Objectives

Participants will:

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couple therapy.
  • Conceptualize couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
  • Develop skills in helping partners to change the emotional responses that lead to relational distress and that maintain a repetitive negative cycle of interaction.
  • Help partners shape new interactional patterns and bonding events.
  • Practice EFT interventions to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples and to treat attachment related injuries.
 

What to Expect

  1. Presentations of theory and clinical techniques that are clearly explained.
  2. Skills training and experiential / hands-on exercises.
  3. Observation of videotaped sessions and when possible, a live couple consultation.
 

Who Should Attend

The Externship is limited to all licensed professionals (and license eligible interns) who counsel couples, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, licensed pastoral counselors, family physicians, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counselors and students training in these professions. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to withdraw from the Externship, you must do so in writing. Cancel six weeks prior to the externship to receive a full refund of your registration fee. We are sorry that no refunds will be available for cancellations made within six weeks of the externship due to administrative costs, materials fees and other expenditures made by SFCEFT in advance of the training. If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the training you registered for, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another SFCEFT Training with Dr. Sam Jinich within 18 months of the registration date. There is a 20% administrative fee for all transfers. The remaining credit will be applied to the cost of the future SFCEFT training. The balance for the remaining cost of the replacement training will be charged to you.  All workshops are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Agenda

EFT Four Day Basic Externship Schedule – Sam Jinich, PhD is a Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

 

Day 1

9:00 – 10:30            – Introduction to Couple Distress, Attachment Theory, Process of EFT

10:30 – 10:45          – Break

10:45 – 12:00          - Basics of the EFT Model – Experiential and Systemic; Process of Change; Attachment needs and Cycles

12:00 – 1:15            – Lunch

1:15 –  3:00             - Pursuers and Withdrawers; Stages and Steps and Moves in EFT

3:00 - 3:15               - Break

3:15 - 4:00               - Assessment in EFT; Exploring and Tracking Negative Cycles

4:00 - 5:15               - Role Play Exercises 

5:15 – 5:30              – Group Process/Discussion

 

Day 2

8:15 - 9:00               -Optional morning discussion groups

9:00 - 10:30             – The EFT stance, RISSSC, Accessing and deepening underlying vulnerable emotions

10:30 – 10:45          – Break

10:45 – 12:00          - Basics of the EFT Model – Experiential and Systemic; Process of Change; Attachment needs and Cycles

12:00 – 1:15            – Lunch

1:15 –  3:00             - Pursuers and Withdrawers; Stages and Steps and Moves in EFT

3:00 - 3:15               - Break

3:15 - 4:00               - Assessment in EFT; Exploring and Tracking Negative Cycles, Attachment Reframes

4:00 - 5:15               - Role Play Exercises 

5:15 – 5:30              – Group Process/Discussion

 

Day 3

8:15 - 9:00               -Optional morning discussion groups

9:00 – 9:30              - Case Presentation: Live Session

9:30 – 11:15            -Live Case Consultation

11:15 – 11:30          -Break

11:30 – 12:00          -Group Process/Discussion

12:00 – 1:15            -Lunch

1:15 – 3:00              -EFT Interventions and Change Events – Withdrawer Reengagement

3:00 – 3:15              -Break

3:15 – 4:00              -The 5 EFT Moves; The Tango

4:30 – 5:15              -Role Play Exercises

5:15 – 5:30              -Group Process/Discussion

 

Day 4

 8:15 - 9:00              -Optional morning discussion groups

9:00 – 10:30            -EFT Interventions and Change Events – Pursuer Softening

10:30 – 10:45          -Break

10:45 – 11:45          -Role Play Demonstration – Pursuer Softening

11:45 - 12:00           -Discussion

12:00 – 1:15            -Lunch

1:15 - 3:00               -Attachment Injuries 

3:00 - 3:15               -Break

3:15 – 4:45              -Role Play Exercises, RISSSC, Tracking cycle and EFT interventions  

4:45 – 5:15              -Becoming an EFT therapist / Final Q&A

5:15 – 5:30              -Group Wrap-up/Evaluations

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Continuing education credit hours: 28

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 28 CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (28) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 28 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers, and Counselors/MFTs.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 28 contact hours Live in-person
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (28) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (28) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (28) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (28) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (28) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 28 CE hours. Provider #151

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (28) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (28) hours general hours.  Expires 3/31/2020.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (28) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP122#, for (28) contact hours.
 

 

 

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.